Hallandale Beach Police release new composite picture of the likeness of one of the suspected perpetrators in the murders of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise. The DNA evidence sample was processed by DNA Labs International, a local private forensic laboratory in Broward County.
Deerfield Beach, FL (April 2016) – A double murder in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in January 2013 left police and investigators with little evidence. In a renewed effort to track down the suspects, Hallandale Beach police employed a new methodology using DNA from the crime scene to give them additional clues in this senseless crime perpetrated on two retired snowbirds from Canada.
DNA Labs International, a private forensic DNA lab in Broward County, Florida, processed the DNA evidence from the scene. Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA Phenotyping service based in Virginia, was able to derive a composite of the suspect from the DNA extract produced at DNA Labs International.
DNA Labs International specializes in forensic casework analysis using the latest technologies, including their mini-STR analysis which allows DNA labs to develop a full DNA profile from a contact imprint, or low-level or degraded sample. The Hallandale Beach case had very little DNA evidence available. DNA Labs International, using sequencing and fragment analysis along with their proprietary software, were able to develop the DNA extract. Parabon NanoLabs DNA Phenotyping Service Snapshot™ then analyzed the DNA extract to accurately predict the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person. The composite profile in the Hallandale Beach case provides investigators with new information on the appearance of one of the two female suspects in the case.
About DNA Labs International:
Since 2004, DNA Labs International has been providing clients with exceptional quality service based on open communications, equal attention to the importance of every case and accurate and reliable results every time. DNA Labs International is proudly built on 30 years of experience in forensic serology and DNA analysis – from identification of biological fluids to DNA analysis. They provide the latest technology available to solve cases; such as the M-VAC®, a wet vacuum DNA collection tool and STRmix®, a software program that can solve previously inconclusive DNA results. DNA Labs International is accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the country’s longest established provider of ISO 17025 accreditation to Forensic Sciences testing laboratories in the U.S. www.dnalabsinternational.com