St. Joseph County has highest number of untested rape kits in Indiana
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY —
A new report is highlighting some troubling numbers in St. Joseph County.
According to Ted Booker with our partners at the South Bend Tribune, the county has 478 sexual assault kits that have not yet been tested. That's the highest number in the whole state.
To put it in perspective-- while St. Joseph County has nearly 500, Elkhart County has 79 and Marshall County has 10.
Local and state officials are vowing to get to the bottom of this.
Kits include forensic evidence of alleged rape victims. Some of the kits date back to the 90’s.