Topeka Police Study DNA Stored Since 1992

By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Topeka police are investigating whether DNA
evidence stored in California in 1992 could solve a 1985 rape case.

The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) discovered
the existence of the DNA while reporting on the case of Topeka
resident Joe Jones, who was released from a Kansas prison in 1992
after DNA evidence exonerated him of a 1985 rape.

No one has been arrested for the crime, in which the victim was
kidnapped at knifepoint in downtown Topeka.

Ed Blake, who originally tested the DNA and testified at Jones'
1992 release hearing, said his DNA testing firm has leftover DNA
material. He says new technology could possibly identify the

The DNA remnants have been frozen in a cooler for the past 19
years in California.

Information from: Lawrence Journal-World,

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