Wednesday, December 24, 2008

DNA in mosquitoes blood finds thief

This is a very cool story that I picked up on in my daily trawl through Slashdot 

A car thief was caught after some smart investigators noticed a mosquito in the recovered car that had been sucking blood.

They got a dna match from the blood and found it matched someone in their criminal records.  The guy claims that he was hitchhiking and was given a lift in the car so the story may not end well for the police.

Using an insect and blood to solve the case is cool, thinking of catching the insect to do so is even cooler.

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