Forensic science

Man gunned down in western Athens, in critical condition

A man who was gunned down in his car in the western Athenian suburb of Haidari on Tuesday, in a possible organized crime turf war, is in critical condition at the capital's Attiko general hospital.
The businessman is believed to be involved in illegal gambling activities and may have been targeted by a rival gang, initial investigations have indicated.

DIICOT requests FBI aid for DNA examination in Luiza Melencu case (Caracal file)

The Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) has requested the aid of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI, US) to conduct a genetic examination that would determine the genetic profile (DNA) in the Luiza Melencu case, but also to establish the psychological/behavioural profile of Gheorghe Dinca, the suspect in the Caracal crimes' case.

Hand grenade found near Menidi school

A hand grenade found in Menidi, northern Athens, on Saturday was removed from the area by officers of the Hellenic Army's specialist bomb disposal unit while police launched an investigation into its provenance.
The grenade was found on the corner of Liosion and Aristotelous streets, near a primary school, police said.
It was to be examined by forensic experts.

Caracal case/DIICOT: Lab tests show genetic profile of a single person - Alexandra Macesanu

The lab tests conducted so far in the Caracal case showed the genetic profile of a single person - Alexandra Mihaela Macesanu, the result being based on the scientific comparison of the genetic profile of the sample taken from the defendant's house with the genetic profile of the girls' parents, the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism informed on Saturday.

Forensic report says bones found at alleged criminal's home belong to teen girl (sources)

Bone fragments collected from the home of alleged criminal Gheorghe Dinca in Caracal belong to a girl aged 15 to 17 years, show the results of a forensic anthropological analysis conducted by the National Institute of Legal Medicine (INML), according to sources with the institute.

Caracal case/ DIICOT complex investigation at suspect's home, concrete-filled pits at the scene searched too

Prosecutors of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) and forensic police will conduct on Friday a complex and thorough investigation at the home of Gheorghe Dinca, the main suspect in the case of the disappearance of two teenage girls in Caracal, examining also the concrete-filled pits in the house yard, said DIICOT spokesperson Mihaela Porime.

Investigation opens in non-observance of 112 emergency call procedures

Prosecutors with the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) have opened an in rem criminal case regarding the recent Caracal crimes, for negligence in connection with the non-observance of the procedures by the police officer who took the 112 emergency phone calls of 15-year-old Alexandra Macesanu.

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