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Kimberly Simon Case to get help from world-renowned scientist
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Kimberly Simon case is getting help from a world-renowned scientist. Dr. Barbara Wolf used to be an Albany-area forensic pathologist. She performed autopsies on several local murder victims in the 1990s.
Dr. Wolf has since relocated to Florida, but she has agreed to help analyze evidence in the Kimberly Simon murder case. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara remembers working with Dr. Wolfe on cases he had prosecuted.
Wolf has worked on cases around the world and had a bit of cult following in Oneida County; the courtroom would fill when she took the stand in local murder trials. McNamara asked and she offered to assist on the Simon case in any way she can.
DNA evidence cleared Steven Barnes of Kimberly Simon's murder after he spent roughly 20 years in prison for it. Now comes the really tough part; using 20 year old DNA to identify new suspects. Some of that DNA is on its way to Dr. Wolf.