Two missing people have been identified after authorities collected DNA samples from their relatives as part of an “Identify the Missing” event in Detroit.
Michigan has more than 140 sets of unidentified human remains in its morgues around the state — and more than 4,000 missing persons cases.
The “Identify the Missing” event is being held next Tuesday.
Michigan officials are looking at whether policy changes are needed after it took years to determine that an unidentified body was that of a missing 13-year-old girl.
DNA tests have been ordered in the case of a Flint judge who is facing a $4.1 million lawsuit for financial support of two children.
Officials say Asian carp DNA has been found in three water samples collected from Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay
A three-day sweep of Chicago’s Lake Calumet turned up no sign of Asian carp, though DNA from the invasive fish has been found repeatedly in the waterway not far from Lake Michigan.
Michigan State Police hope to solve rapes in Metro Detroit more quickly when they open a lab to handle rape kits this summer.
Police in Roseville say DNA evidence was used to identify an armed robbery suspect who attempted to rob the Coin Cove coin and jewelry store last June.
Michigan State Police and the Department of Corrections said Friday that overall 74 crimes have been linked to 61 state prisoners following the DNA analysis.