Northwest RCFL - News
Mar 14, 2014
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International recently accredited the Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWRCFL) in digital and multimedia evidence. According to ASCLD/LAB, 308 laboratories in the nation hold ASCLD/LAB international accreditation.
Feb 08, 2013
The Northwest RCFL provided assistance with the search of a subject's home and examination of his computers in a case that led to a guilty plea and a five year prison sentence for a decorated former Marine. Jefferson Franklin Williams of Salem, Oregon, faces both prison time and five years of supervised release for exchanging images of child pornography.
Sep 29, 2011
The FBI, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Thomas Crane Wales. Mr. Wales, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, was shot to death in his home — 10 years later, the motive for the killing remains unknown as does the assailant(s). The Northwest RCFL supported the investigation — click here to read the FBI's press release. Anyone with information about the Wales investigation is asked to contact the FBI on 800-CALL-FBI or send an email to email@example.com.
Dec 14, 2010
Convicted sex offender Donald Wayne George, 64, is going to prison for 25 years for his many crimes against his 4-year old step granddaughter. The Northwest RCFL examined several pieces of media seized during the investigation, which was brought under Project Safe Childhood.
Oct 23, 2010
A jury handed the death sentence to convicted bank robbers Joshua Turnidge and his father, Bruce. The pair set a bomb in a West Coach Bank in Woodburn, Oregon which killed two officers and seriously injured the police chief
Feb 11, 2009
PORTLAND – Police investigators have been digging into computers for years, but now a digital crime scene can include a cell phone, a GPS unit, an Xbox game system ... or a teddy bear. That's why the FBI has established a regional laboratory to assist more than 100 police agencies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.