Missouri Clearing Backlog of Untested, Unreported Rape Kits, Getting FBI Matches on Suspect DNA

(MISSOURINET) –  A backlog of untested rape kits across Missouri have been sent to labs – after an effort begun three years ago, with the help of federal grants.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt held a press conference to announce their progress.

SAFE Kit Initiative State Coordinator is Judge M. Keithley Williams

Judge Williams says it has taken years – and miles—to track down untested and unreported sexual assault kits.

Since they began shipping out these untested rape kits, Judge Williams says they have gotten D-N-A matches on the FBI’s criminal lists.

She says there will be more announcements soon about prosecution across states-

SAFE Kit State Coordinator Judge M. Keithley Williams praised State Attorney General Eric Schmitt for Missouri’s success in this project.