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Do You Know Where Your Ear's Been?

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Some crime-scene investigative techniques seem far-fetched, as NOTW has reported, but police use of "ear prints" might be approaching the mainstream. Britain convicted its first burglar based on an ear print in 1998, and in May 2013, investigators in Lyon, France, tied a 26-year-old man from the Republic of Georgia to a string of about 80 burglaries — by taking prints from doors the man had leaned against while listening for activity inside the home.

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