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Evidence: Summary of Preliminary Forensic Analysis Results

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 002267-25I-2011
Case Description: Kimberly Pace Homicide

Investigators have prepared the following summary of results obtained thus far from forensic analysis of various items taken into evidence from the crime scene at 1592 Jackson Avenue by Yoknapatawpha County CSU technicians and from the body at the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office by employees of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner.


 

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Two (2) samples of vomitus found on ground, approximately 36 inches north of back door of crime scene

  • Analysis of content found:
    • Beef, texture consistent with ground beef
    • Plant matter
    • Hairs
    • Hairs were determined to be canine. That result plus the presence of non-human antibodies suggest the vomit was from a dog.
  • Toxicological tests found ~1250 mg of acetaminophen in the vomit

Debris from the wound (evidence received from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office)

  • Analysis of the debris found the following components:
    • Soil - includes components consistent with soil found in local area as well as components consistent with exogenous soil
    • Plant matter
    • Ammonium sulfate
    • Ammonium phosphate
    • Disulfoton
    • Iron (III) oxide

Dirt, wood dust and shavings found in Kimberly's house

  • Soil - includes components consistent with soil found in local area as well as components consistent with exogenous soil plus traces of plant matter and a high amount of diatom skeletons (See Figure 1).
  • Wood dust and shavings
    • Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)
    • Celtis occidentalis (Hackberry)
    • Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)
    • Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust)
    • Quercus Alba (White Oak)
    • Quercus Rubra (Northern Red Oak)

Blood flakes found at the crime scene

  • Blood Type - O+
  • DNA Analysis - consistent with the blood of Kimberly Pace

The victim's clothing (evidence received from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office)

  • Blood found on the back of the victim's shirt
    • Blood Type - O+
    • DNA Analysis - consistent with the blood of Kimberly Pace
  • Trace evidence found on the back of the shirt and pants.
    • Dog hairs, black - consistent with the victim's pet Labrador
    • Human hairs, brown - consistent with the victim's hair
    • Wood dust and shavings
      • Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)
      • Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)
      • Quercus Alba (White Oak)
      • Quercus Rubra (Northern Red Oak)
    • Soil - includes components consistent with soil found in local area as well as components consistent with exogenous soil plus traces of plant matter
    • Plant matter
    • Ammonium sulfate
    • Ammonium phosphate
    • Disulfoton
    • Iron (III) oxide
    • Paint chips, black
    • Small pieces of plastic consistent with plastic used in bags

Three (3) tire tracks

cast of tire track from crime scene

  • Tires have been identified as Deli Tires, size 80/4.00. (See Figure 2)
  • Tires are categorized as utility tires because of the unique grooved tread, which is distinct from a typical road tire that would have rain grooves running at angles to the treads.

 

 

 

 

 

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