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Chris Tapp has been exonerated of the murder of Angie Dodge, an 18-year-old woman who was killed in 1996. Tapp was jailed for 20 years in the case. But new DNA analysis pointed police to a Caldwell man who was arrested, and confessed to the murder in May 2019. However, Tapp still had the murder on his record until last week. 

Idaho Matters talks with Chris Tapp about his new life as free man, and digs into the effort to clear his name with Greg Hampikian of the Idaho Innocence Project

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Idaho Catches Up With Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

May 22, 2018
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A 2016 report found that Idaho forensic services had a back-up of sexual assault evidence kits that needed to be tested. Thanks to a groundbreaking kit tracking system, the Idaho State Police have managed to process more than a third of the kits, but there are many waiting to be tested.

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The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

The Tri-City Herald reports that early Saturday, more than 200 members of five Columbia Plateau tribes and bands gathered at an undisclosed location to lay the remains of the man they call the Ancient One to rest. That's according to an announcement Sunday by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.