A'vast and be swabbed, me matey.
January 10, 2005 10:10 AM Subscribe
Back in Decemeber of 2002 Christa Worthington was murdered
in the small Cape Cod tourist (and home of the 'livliest' nude beach on the Cape)
of Truro, MA
. Despite an active investigation and a $25,000 reward
there has little progress in the search for the killer. This has led to a police request for voluntary DNA samples
from 790 men. Civil libertarians
(ACLU press release in .doc format) are concerned that, though voluntary, police have stated that, "that those who refuse could face some scrutiny
." The Dept. of Justice, on the other hand, feels that DNA is a means to prevent
Though more common in the UK
, mass DNA testing has been used several times in the United States, most notably in Lousiana where more than 1,000 men
were tested in the search for a serial killer.
posted by cedar (58 comments total)