Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on ID TV, (Investigation Discovery Channel) featured a story on the Bonnie Craig murder and the pursuit for justice. 

The story titled, "A Mother's Mission" chronicles the tragic saga that our family went through after being notified of Bonnie's death; a death we refused to believe was a "hiking accident."  We knew it was murder.

The program aired on Wednesday, October 16th.  It will air again on Saturday, October 19th at 3:00 pm.  Check your local listings for times in your area. 

I was disappointed the show doesn't clearly explain how critical the collection of DNA on all felony arrests is to catching the criminals and solving crimes before more crimes are committed.  In Bonnie's case the killer was in jail two months before he killed her, out on parole when he killed her, and back in jail two months after killing her.  If DNA had been collected on arrest it would have been solved in weeks.  It took 12 years then almost another 5 years to convict him. 

The killer, Kenneth Dion, was arrested in New Hampshire in February 2003.  If NH had collected his DNA on arrest it could have cut 4 years off the 12 year struggle for justice.  The killer would have also been charged with kidnapping.  There was a 10 year statute of limitations on kidnapping so the delay of inputting the DNA into CODIS, the national DNA database, by NH was devastating to the case.  Prosecutors could not charged him with kidnapping or charge the case in a federal court.  Dion was finally convicted October 31st, 2011 and sentenced to 124 years in jail.

He has appealed the conviction and still says he didn't do it.

My mission is to get the collection of DNA on Arrest in all states and Canada.  Currently only 28 states collect DNA on Arrest.  Check to make sure your state is collecting DNA on Arrest.  No one should get away with murder, rape, nor any other heinous crime.  With collection of DNA on Arrest, they won't.