Bedding - Touch DNA
The Uta von Schwedler case
– On September 27, 2011, Uta Von Schwedler was found deceased inside her
house. She was in her bathtub in cold water. From the DNA testing, initially what was found was a partial (5 loci) YSTR profile from the DNA material found under her finger nails. The YSTR profiles match her ex-husband, but also matched her two male children.
The case went on for over a year until the M-Vac®
was used. The M-Vac®
was initially used on a bloody pillow. The resultant DNA profile matched her ex-husband and was one of two deciding factors in filing the case.
After filing, additional collections were done on a comforter in an area that also had a bloody handprint. That area also yielded all of the Dr. John Wall's alleles. Using the M-Vac®
System was a big factor in his conviction and in providing closure for Uta's family.
Below is a short video of the lead homicide detective discussing some of the details of the case (2 min 41 sec).