"I am certain I wouldn't be authorizing throwing more money into a system that doesn't work," said Jones. "It's like a money pit."

Jones has been a vocal proponent of the city helping create a regional crime lab where the workload and financial burden would be shared by all law enforcement agencies in our area. Parker agrees.

"My No. 1 goal is to get an independent crime lab for the region,' said Parker.

Parker said she is in active negotiations with the county to get a regional lab, but there's no timeframe as to when this may happen. For those waiting on justice, these are problems that can't get fixed fast enough.

"It's absolutely, psychologically essential for the woman to know that's there's something there that says I'm not a liar," said the woman.