The DNA database could grow, and, with it, the number of criminal cases which can be cleared off the books, under a bill sponsored by a former county coroner who is a state legislator.  “In a case of a homicide death, the coroner would be responsible to provide … specimens from the body at the time of autopsy,” says State Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington), “and those samples would be dried and used for the purpose of submitting to the DNA index system for a laboratory's testing.”
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Brady says this would be helpful if, for example, the deceased person were suspected in other cases.
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