20 baffling forensic cases that stumped everyone
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Who really murdered Kathy Mabry?
In 1997, Kathy Mabry was found murdered in an abandoned house in Belzoni, Mississippi. Law enforcement attempted to use the bite marks found on her body in the same way they’d use fingerprints – to identify a suspect. Bite mark identification – a controversial forensic technique – led the police to James Earl Gates, whom they arrested despite the lack of any other evidence connecting him to the crime. The jury acquitted Gates, and the real murderer has never been found.