Detective Raises Money For DNA Testing To Solve Rape Case

An Indianapolis detective has used crowd funding to raise money needed to do DNA testing in the investigation of a 1993 rape and murder. $996 was needed for a Utah lab to test the DNA. Detective Sgt. William Carter set up an account on  to raise the money. After posting a link on a Facebook page set up for 19-year-old victim Carmen Hope Van Huss, Carter has collected more than $1,200. The city had previously paid the lab nearly $1,600 to test DNA, but it instead tested evidence belonging to the victim. The  city doesn't usually use or pay for the DNA test because it hasn't “been proven to be useful in a lot of cases.” Carter says the test will narrow down potential suspects.