The fingerprints were taken with a digital reader -- no need for
messy ink. A digital photo was also taken and added to the printout
with the fingerprints. After the printout, the fingerprints and
photo were erased from the computer. No record was kept except for
the one given to the parents.
Jason Kuhlman, a Logan County sheriff's deputy, recommended that the kit be
kept in a safe-deposit box. Karen Petty of Lincoln/Logan County Crime Stoppers said the
ID materials should be kept at home, and a fireproof box should be
The DNA envelope can be used to contain fingernails, toenails and
hair samples, though the hair sample needs to have the root. Getting
the hair could produce an "ouch!" Also, Brian Clements of
the Lincoln Police Department recommended
that the child lick the adhesive sealer on the envelope, which
provides another source of DNA.
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Almost 20 kids were fingerprinted in the first hour in the
Lincoln Public Library Annex.
This is a regular event at the library and at the Community
Health Fair each spring at the Lincoln Park District, as well as the
Family Preparedness Day recently at Scully Park and at schools
[By CURT FOX]