Volume 46, Issue 5 (September 2001)

    DNA Profiling of Trace Evidence—Mitigating Evidence in a Dog Biting Case

    (Received 22 August 2000; accepted 13 January 2001)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A young girl was the victim of a severe dog attack. An animal, suspected of having caused the attack, was later impounded for investigation. Microclots of blood, recovered from the dog's fur, were analyzed by STR DNA. Results showed that this blood was not related to the biting. Other forensic evidence—hairs, fibers, and odontology—failed to connect a particular animal to the attack. The implications of these findings for the dog and its owners are discussed as well as other forensic methods for resolving such cases.


    Author Information:

    Gorski, A
    Forensic hair examiner, Fibers and Polymers Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police National HQ, Jerusalem,

    Reshef, A
    Forensic biologists, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police National HQ, Jerusalem,

    Brauner, P
    Forensic biologists, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police National HQ, Jerusalem,


    Stock #: JFS15127J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15127J

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    Title DNA Profiling of Trace Evidence—Mitigating Evidence in a Dog Biting Case
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30