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Trouble Finding Director for New Division of Forensic Science in Del.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say they're having trouble hiring a director for the newly created Division of Forensic Science.

Officials said Tuesday at a meeting of the division's oversight panel that they've yet to find a person with the right mix of scientific qualifications and management skills. They also discussed whether the pay range needs to be looked at.

The search for a new division director has been focused on outside candidates. But Delaware's new chief medical examiner, Dr. Gary Collins, says officials might want to look in-house. Collins says there may be at least two potentially suitable candidates already working in what was formerly the chief medical examiner's office.

That office was abolished and replaced with the Division of Forensic Science amid an evidence-tampering scandal at the state drug-testing lab.

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