The number of cases solved by DNA typing increases as the power of DNA is
recognized in the legal community. The OJ Simpson case taught us that proper
standards are needed to insure accuracy and reliability of DNA data. The
standards for DNA forensic testing have been developed by the Applied Genetics
Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Readers may be
interested to know that the leader of that group is a BYU graduate, John Butler,
who has made several presentations at BYU education week. With the number of
stories related to DNA testing appearing in the newspaper of late, perhaps the
Deseret News would be interested in a story about Dr. Butler and his group at
NIST. He will be speaking at BYU in November.
The real world of police work is not like television's Cold Case Files or CSI
Miami, as Bundy was executed in 1989 and only now are they analyzing his DNA to
upload it to the FBI's data base. The parents of this little girl might have
wanted to know as others may as well. I hope that family at least
will gain some closure if Bundy was the murderer.
I think he killed the girl when he was 15 - the way she disappeared and was
murdered is consistant with Bundy's later years.
Such a sad person he is, I would follow the DNA rather then believe him, if he
is capable of so many murders, he is capable of lying to this girls parents. I
felt back before he was executed that he lied to them, just to be a jerk.
Re: MoJules,I agree with you that he lied about it but not so much
"to be a jerk". He was proud of all his murders, except this one. As a
psychopath, Bundy didn't feel a lot of guilt about killing young women, which is
why he, in the end, readily confessed to so many of them with no remorse. I
believe he felt guilty about killing Ann Marie for two reasons: 1) because she
was so young and 2) it was likely his first murder. I don't think he was
particularly proud of who he was--even though he was proud of how cleverly he
was able to seduce and subdue his victims and conceal the evidence--and the
killing Ann Marie Burr was likely the start of it all.
And to think that it all began with his casual viewing of pornography.