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Evidence: Preliminary Forensic Findings on Search Evidence

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

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



Carter Nichols
| Cody Matthews | Arthur Beck

Evidence from the Carter Nichols Search

Nichols Residence

Evidence #

Description

Findings

002267-17 One (1) men's dress shirt, white, size 16/L, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - B+
002267-18 One (1) pair men's casual pants, khaki, size 33W, with dark red-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with cranberry juice.
002267-19 One (1) pair men's athletic shoes, white, size 10½, with dark-red colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with tomato juice.

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Nichols Vehicle

Evidence #

Description

Findings

002267-23 One (1) hand towel, white, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with tomato juice.

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Evidence from the Cody Matthews Search

Evidence #

Description

Findings

002267-24 One (1) t-shirt, white cotton, size M, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - A+
002267-25 One (1) handwritten schedule of Kimberly Pace's daily activities
  • Handwriting consistent with that of Cody Matthews.
002267-26-13 through 002267-26-16 Four (4) handwritten notes signed by Kimberly Pace
  • Handwriting consistent with that of Kimberly Pace.
002267-27 One (1) composition notebook
Contents: Handwritten notes recording the writer's encounters with and observations of Kimberly Pace
  • Handwriting consistent with that of Cody Matthews.

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Evidence from the Arthur Beck Search

Beck Residence

Evidence #

Description

Findings

002267-28 One (1) pair men's casual pants, tan, size 36W, with dark-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+
002267-29 One (1) pair men's casual pants, khaki, size 36W, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with iron (III) oxide.
002267-30 One (1) pair men's shoes, brown, size 9½, with dark-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+
002267-31 One (1) men's sport shirt, L, with dark-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - A+
002267-32 One (1) men's undershirt, white, L, with dark-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+

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Beck Shed

Evidence #

Description

Findings

002267-33 One (1) flat blade shovel
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
002267-34 One (1) pointed blade shovel
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+
  • Further analysis found the presence of iron (III) oxide.
002267-35 One (1) wheelbarrow, black, with Deli utility tires, size 80/4.00
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+
002267-36 One (1) 4' x 8' area of fiberboard flooring with dark stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - O+
002267-37 One (1) 40-lb. bag of potting soil, unopened
  • Analysis of soil found components (e.g., high amount of diatom skeletons) consistent with trace evidence found on Kimberly Pace's clothing and in her kitchen and basement.
002267-38 One (1) 40-lb. bag of potting soil, approx. 2/3 remaining
  • Analysis of soil found components (e.g., high amount of diatom skeletons) consistent with trace evidence found on Kimberly Pace's clothing and in her kitchen and basement.
002267-39 One (1) 40-lb. bag of potting soil, empty, found in trash
  • Analysis found plastic used in bag is consistent with trace amounts of plastic found on Kimberly Pace's clothing.
002267-40 One (1) container Miracle-Gro® All-Purpose Plant Food, approx. ½ remaining
  • Analysis of fertilizers found components (e.g., ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, disulfoton) consistent with trace evidence found on Kimberly Pace's clothing and in her kitchen and basement.
002267-41 One (1) container Miracle-Gro® Rose Plant Food, approx. ¼ remaining
  • Analysis of fertilizers found components (e.g., ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, disulfoton) consistent with trace evidence found on Kimberly Pace's clothing and in her kitchen and basement.

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Carter Nichols | Cody Matthews | Arthur Beck

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