Project to collect DNA samples from sex offenders done
By the Chronicle, Centralia
CENTRALIA — In an announcement on Tuesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the completion of one phase of his office’s “lawfully owed DNA project,” an effort to collect DNA samples from registered sex offenders from whom a required DNA sample had never been collected.
The successful completion of the project has resulted in 372 DNA samples being added to the Combined DNA Index System, CODIS, a national DNA database.
According to Ferguson, eight of those samples have matched DNA evidence already in the database. Of those eight matches,