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.