Sunday, February 10, 2013

DNA Riddle As Twins Held In Rapes Case

French police investigating a series of rapes are perplexed after DNA evidence matched a set of twins - but they cannot tell which brother may be to blame.

With telling the difference between the twins' DNA extremely difficult and expensive, police in the southern city of Marseille have in the meantime charged both men, identified only as Elwin and Yohan, and are holding them without bail.

"It's a rather rare case for the alleged perpetrators to be identical twins," chief investigator Emmanuel Kiehl said.

The two men, both 24-year-old unemployed delivery drivers, deny any involvement in the rapes of six women between between September and January.