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Finally: The Last of About 600 Detroit Rape Kits to Be Tested

March 13, 2018, 7:40 AM The Detroit News


It's about time.

Investigators at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office are processing the last of the more than 11,000 rape kits found in an abandoned Detroit police facility in 2009, Oralandar Brand-Williams of the thee Detroit News reports.

Just over 600 kits remain from a batch of rape kits discovered at an abandoned Detroit police facility in 2009.

The News writes: 

As a result of the processing of previous kits, 273 cases are being investigated, 130 rapists have been convicted and 818 serial sex offenders have been identified, according to the prosecutor’s office. The tests have also revealed that the rapists have committed rapes and other crimes in 40 states.

Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, said the remaining 614 kits have been shipped to Bode Cellmark Forensics and Sorenson Forensics, two out-of-state labs, for testing. The results will be given to the Michigan State Police lab for a final review, Miller said.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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