Articles Tagged With ‘DNA’




SLO police use DNA to solve early 2016 robbery

A man who allegedly tried to rob a San Luis Obispo liquor in early 2016 with a toy gun was arrested at his Grover Beach home on Wednesday after a DNA match enabled investigators to identify him. On Jan. 9,... (Continue reading)

DNA from 1973 California killings leads to arrests

Authorities have arrested two men for the 1973 slayings of two Northern California girls who were 12 and 13 years old at the time of their deaths. Semen that was found on one of the victims matched the DNA of... (Continue reading)

Cold case probe leads to arrest for 1988 Montecito murder

Twenty-eight years following the murder of a 46-year-old Montecito man, cold case detectives used DNA evidence to identify the suspect. Detectives then located the man inside a Florida jail. Larry Lon Lee, 52, is now facing extradition to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Burglar caught in Hawaii after breaking into SLO County ATMs

A Bay Area man allegedly stole cash from ATMs in Northern California and San Luis Obispo County late last year and then arrived in Hawaii in time to ring in the new year. But, on New Year’s Eve, Honolulu police... (Continue reading)

Ventura man imprisoned 34 years freed after DNA tested

A Ventura man who was imprisoned for 34 years for murder was released Monday after DNA evidence was found not to belong to either him or his alleged accomplice. While in prison, the convicted inmate married a Paso Robles woman.... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s DNA sampling law

A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a California law that allows officials to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. [Mercury News] The 5-year-old law permits DNA sampling without review by a judge and even if criminal... (Continue reading)

SLO skeletal remains identified

A DNA match has identified the skeletal remains of a man found in a San Luis Obispo creek as a 51-year-old Texas transient. The Texas Department of Justice identified William Grant Grable II as the man, whose remains a lessee... (Continue reading)