Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Local police departments have to limit evidence sent to state crime lab for analysis

By Mary E. O’Leary
Topics Editor
Local police departments are being asked to limit the evidence they send to the state police crime lab for analysis in the latest fallout from the lab’s loss of accreditation.
The state thought it could quickly cure the deficiencies outlined in extensive audits of the lab released this summer by contractors hired by the FBI, but that proved optimistic.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

After 7 years, New Haven woman still seeks answers in daughter's disappearance (video)

Janet Frisco of New Haven holds a photo of her daughter, Evelyn Ann Frisco, who has been missing since 2004./ Peter Casolino/ Register

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
NEW HAVEN — When Janet Frisco talks about her daughter, she starts to cry.
City resident Evelyn Ann Frisco vanished in June 2004. Her mother still has some hope she is alive, but fears she was murdered.
“For a while, if I heard a knock on the door at night, I’d think maybe…,” Janet Frisco said. “You can’t give up hope. Any time I get talking about her, I start crying. It is just so sad. In the winter, when it is cold, I wonder if she is out there. Even if I knew what happened to her, it is better than having to wonder.”

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Missing in Connecticut: Victim advocate, others call for state to do more to find adults who disappear (video, slideshow)

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
Lisa Calvo was 40 years old and homeless when she was last seen in 2005 in the Fair Haven section of New Haven.
Nineteen-year-old Jose Ortiz was abducted while riding his bicycle on Dec. 28, 2005, in New Haven, and hasn’t been seen since.
Evelyn Frisco of New Haven had a court appearance in 2004, then disappeared.

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