In the Dark

Number 28529
Subject Police
Source Seattle Times
State
Year 2019
Publication Date June - July 2019
Summary “In the Dark” was a narrative investigative series, providing the anatomy of the faulty police investigation into the 1994 slayings of a young mother and her toddler son, Stacy Falcon Dewey and Jacob Dewey. The investigation allowed the truth to slip through the cracks despite DNA evidence that had linked a convicted murderer to the crime scene. The story uncovered emails and other records that showed how neglect and indifference by forensics examiners and prosecutors delayed the case, leaving the victims’ unwitting family to suffer for years without answers.
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Keywords Seattle Times, police, death, investigation, murder, DNA, prosecutors
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