The woman who digs the dirt to catch serial killers

The woman who digs the dirt to catch serial killers
 

Forensic soil scientist Prof Lorna Dawson is helping detectives solve decades-old murder cases.
As she stepped in to witness box at the trial Christopher Halliwell she knew the evidence she gave could help convict a man who police believed could be a serial killer.
Halliwell was accused of the rape and murder of 20-year-old Becky Godden in Swindon more than a decade ago.
Prof Dawson's job was to try to explain to the jury in a simple and unbiased way the evidence she was giving.
For instance, could soil found on a spade in Halliwell's home be the same earth found at the place where the body... read more

 
8 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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