cold hit

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cold hit 

FORENSICS

A term of art for a successful match (hit) of DNA from a known felon and stored in a state or federal forensic databank, to DNA from a crime scene–in particular from sexual assault, leading law enforcement to a previously unsuspected suspect.

Reference www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/forensic-science-communications/fsc/july2009/undermicroscope/2009_07_micro01.htm

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