New DNA Machine to be used in CO Springs Cold Cases


Colorado Springs homicide detectives will begin using a new DNA "robot" aimed at helping them identify suspects in unsolved slayings dating back to 1949.

Some of the cases the detectives will be looking at have already been through DNA testing but this new machine will catch evidence older technology couldn't. The machine will be able to identify tiny skin cells a killer may have left behind at crime scenes.

Sgt. Steve Noblitt of CSPD says "What it does is it allows our lab to be more efficient because the robot is able to do DNA analysis and frees up the analyst to do other things related to the case."

The DNA machine will analyze evidence from 89 unsolved homicide cases since 1949. Colorado Springs Police are dedicating staff to work on the cold cases full-time.

You might recall the Colorado Springs cold cast unit is also utilizing social networking web site Facebook to get the word out about cold cases in our community. You can visit the Facebook page and help detectives solve these mysteries by clicking on the link provided below this story.

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  • by Be Safe Location: COS on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:50 AM
    Outstanding news! There are so many unsolved murder cases in our town, so many dead souls crying out for justice. Will CSPD share new tech with EPSO? Go get C.C. Ciprani's murderous jerk ex. Go hook up the freak who murdered a woman and her two children on Valentine's Day so many years ago. Get them all and exact justice for victims and families. Stranger on stranger crime is rare, in most cases, the victim knew the one who deprived them of life. Horrific, terrifying. Technology and solid investigative police work MUST bring justice to bear. Go, CSPD, get these criminals! Use these new tools to uphold your sworn duty. Do not let the voices of the victims be further silenced. Unleash the dogs of tech, and use your skills to vanquish evil. It's out there, chin up, go get 'em and be safe!
  • by vinnie Location: naples on Mar 14, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    machina, machina....whatsa good for, machina...shesa take over thinking
  • by Diana Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 13, 2011 at 04:54 PM
    Congratulations on the new machine - perhaps it will lead to closure for some cold cases.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Mar 13, 2011 at 04:47 PM
    I hope they can compare the results with the data bases of other States and the FBI. No doubt some of these cases can be solved that way.
  • by Sid on Mar 13, 2011 at 04:27 PM
    What else could this machine be used for?
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