A woman’s body is found in London. DNA turns up a hit, yet the suspect apparently died weeks before the alleged victim. Forensic scientist Dr Mike Silverman tells the story of one of the strangest cases of his career:
It was a real-life mystery that could have come straight from the pages of a modern-day detective novel.
A woman had been brutally murdered in London and biological material had been found under her fingernails, possibly indicating that she might have scratched her attacker just before she died.
A sample of the material was analysed and results compared with the National DNA database and quickly came back with a positive match…
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