Night Stalker case shows DNA-testing still lags | San Francisco Examiner


Night Stalker case shows DNA-testing still lags | San Francisco Examiner.

 

Richard Ramirez dna linked to dead 9 year old girl. Her name is Mei Leung

 

SAN FRANCISCO — It took 11 months, but the DNA of infamous “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez has finally been retested, allowing police to close the case of the 1984 murder of a 9-year-old girl in the Tenderloin.

Pera said the turnaround time for DNA tests — crucial work in solving long-cold cases — is still as slow as ever.

“The lab is still very understaffed,” she said. “There’s still only a few people that do the DNA analysis.”



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