CARSON CITY - The Nevada Attorney General’s Office says progress is being made on a backlog of rape kits from southern Nevada.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that First Assistant Attorney General Wes Duncan says that as of last Friday, 213 kits have had DNA profiles entered into a database, resulting in 58 matches, 11 arrest warrants and eight arrests. A total of 2,456 kits have been sent for analysis from southern Nevada.
There were 6,473 untested kits from southern Nevada and 1,179 from northern Nevada. It is $675 to test each kit
Duncan says he expects to have the southern Nevada backlog completed by the end of 2018.