The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
1976 rape and murder case of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife is solved, detectives say The Los Angeles Times January 28, 2017
Drowning in DNA: State’s backlog of rape kits grows The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rhonda Cook January 27, 2017
Police: Two years and waiting for 350 sexual assault evidence kits to be tested WBAY Sarah Thomsen January 27, 2017
Rep. Syms leads charge to close gap of untested rape kits statewide Paradise Valley Independent Terrance Thornton January 27, 2017
Wisconsin Department of Justice, advocates focus on survivor-centric approach to sexual assault kit backlog The Capital Times Katelyn Ferral January 27, 2017
Untested rape kit identifies suspect accused of gang rape in Detroit Fox 2 Detroit January 26, 2017
11-year-old girl inspires Pa. auditor general to start petition to end rape kit testing backlog Penn Live Barbara Miller January 26, 2017
Rape kit tests lead to arrest of Port Huron man The Times Herald Bob Gross January 26, 2017
Over 2,000 previously untested sexual assault kits have been analyzed by the FDLE Florida Politics Larry Griffin January 25, 2017
New bill will ensure victims are told of rape kit backlog test results 13 News Now Laura Geller January 25, 2017
Rapist snagged by palm print match in 2006 case pleads guilty Rachel Dissell January 25, 2017
Bill addresses funding to deal with rape kit backlog KOB4 Kai Porter January 25, 2017
San Bernardino man linked to 2 rapes by DNA evidence, sheriff’s officials say San Bernardino Sun Doug Saunders January 24, 2017
76 rape kits submitted from Athens County since 2011 The Post Athens Aubree DIx January 23, 2017
What caused Kentucky's rape kit backlog? WLKY January 19, 2017
ABQ mayor details 2017 legislative priorities KOB4 J.R. Oppenheim January 19, 2017
Audit finds new $90 million Alaska crime lab hasn't met expectations Alaska Dispatch News Michelle Theriault Boots January 19, 2017
Lincoln's unsolved rape cases Courtney Johns January 19, 2017
El Rio man pleads guilty to 1991 cold case murder Ventura County Star Marjorie Hernandez January 18, 2017
First charges in rape kit investigations Battle Creek Enquirer Trace Christenson January 18, 2017
Senate endorses bills to revise Montana rape laws Bozeman Daily Chronicle Charles S. Johnson January 18, 2017
Chicago Suburb Accused of Indifference Toward Rape Victims Courthouse News Lorraine Bailey January 18, 2017
MPD: All untested rape kits will be sent to lab by summer FOX 13 Memphis Greg Coy January 17, 2017
Processing sex assault test kits delayed KTNV Darcy Spears January 17, 2017
Rape Kit Backlog Testing to Finish This Year Memphis Flyer Toby Sells January 17, 2017


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