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Ohio's crime lab processes 1,500-plus untested rape kits, finds hundreds of DNA matches
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:13 PM EDT
Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio's crime lab has processed more than 1,500 untested rape kits from police and found hundreds of matches in testing those kits for DNA.
The tests produced 505 matches with a criminal database, the results of which were referred to local police agencies who submitted the kits.
DeWine brought in four additional scientists to help in the first year of testing.
The attorney general says the goal is to process 3,000 kits in the initiative's second year with plans to bring on six more scientists.