DNA: Chewed Up and Spit Out

17 Dec

Some stories just make you smile.


It seems that Gary Raub murdered a 70-year-old woman in 1976 and by now I’m sure thought he had gotten away with it. But the police never took him off the suspect list. To nab him they needed his DNA to compare against blood left at the crime scene by the perpetrator. The police came up with a very clever ploy.


A fake chewing gum survey.

It seems that old Gary was tricked into taking part in the survey and from the gum his DNA was obtained and the match made.

Lady Justice might be slow but she is relentless.


Posted by on December 17, 2012 in DNA, Police Procedure, Stupid Criminals


2 responses to “DNA: Chewed Up and Spit Out

  1. Bridget

    December 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    lol I love it!!! Thank U Teaberry


  2. Angus

    December 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Based on the mug shot, I’d say Mr. Raub had led a guilt-ridden life since the murder. Also did a number on his skin, out in the sun too much.



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