SAFE Kits backlogged in Missouri

JOPLIN, Mo – An anonymous victim of sexual assault spoke with KOAM today to share her frustrations about how long her SAFE kit is taking to come back with the results.

Missouri has untested rape kits dating back to 1997.

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office applied for and received two federal funds to test 70% of kids from 2018 to 2020.

Captain William Davis with the Joplin Police Department says they were also backlogged but now have caught up with all their kits and sent them off to the state criminal office.

Attorney General Eric S. Schmitt wrote a letter about how important and urgent it is to get the SAFE Kits all caught up.

If you want to read the letter or more about the article you can click here.





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