The Phantom

For several years now, police agencies in central Europe have been chasing a mystery woman. Her DNA appears in a wide variety of crime scenes, from amateur break-ins to police murders. She’s all over the map, geographically, committing crimes in a host of provinces and countries. And she can’t be found.

Until now.

Apparently, the problem is that “the phantom’s” DNA is spread over a number of cotton swabs being used for forensic evidence collection. No wonder it turns up in every lab sample.

7 Responses to “The Phantom”

  1. Bard says:

    Aww man, I was hoping it was Carmen Sandiego.

  2. matt says:


    Thanks, now I’ll have the theme song from the PBS game show stuck in my head all day. Damned acapella music

    Carmen said I could complain about it in the city that produces the most Bauxite.

  3. Pitt says:

    I could never figure it out…what Carmen a boy or a girl? Damned gender neutral names!

  4. Adam says:

    For 50 bonus points name the acopella group with out googling them.

    I think Carmen was a she.

  5. Kevin says:


  6. BrianN says:

    It’s incredible that this can happen, they should be using an unused swab as a negative control. It’s just amazing to me how unscientific forensic “science” is. Imagine if they had found the woman and charged her for all those crimes, DNA says she’s guilty. Funny.

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