State crime lab to get hundreds more untested rape kits

ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s state crime lab expects to receive an additional 864 rape kits within a week that have been stored – for years in some cases – in police evidence rooms and never analyzed for DNA matches.

GBI records show that 61 percent of them will come from the Atlanta Police Department.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that a new Georgia law gave law enforcement agencies until Aug. 15 to inform the GBI’s crime lab how many kits containing DNA evidence were in storage and had never been analyzed.

The deadline to deliver those kits to the crime lab is Wednesday.

The Atlanta newspaper reports that the hundreds of additional kits will add to an enormous pile already at the GBI’s lab.

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