- Rape kits keep making headlines, as they're discovered untested, backlogged and even destroyed
- CNN finds the faces and forces behind the very first rape kit, which was created in Chicago in the 1970's
- The rape kit was "life-altering" for survivors and helped prosecutors and law enforcement seek justice
(CNN)The first time Tristin Engels realized her grandpa was a big deal, she was about 8 and on the side of a road in Wisconsin. A flat tire interrupted a drive home from a family fishing trip, and the police officer who pulled over to help her grandfather became starstruck when he learned his name.