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Follow-up evidence analysis

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED: 1/31/2013

Andrew Needham, FTEE
Jackson Laboratory
Jackson, MS 39205
601-987-XXXX (FAX 601-987-XXXX)

Analysis: Trace Evidence Examination; Serology Analysis

Case #: 000078-05A-2013

Case Description: Jared Plunk Homicide

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. E. Parker

Preliminary Analysis of Evidence

 

Summary Findings

Evidence # and Description Location Serology Trace

000078-07 through 000078-09: Three (3) blood samples collected from under the body

crime scene

Type B+; preliminary DNA analysis is consistent with samples collected at autopsy

N/A

000078-11: One (1) knife, 114mm serrated blade, with reddish-brown stains

crime scene

Stains are human blood, Type B+; preliminary DNA analysis is consistent with samples collected at autopsy

N/A

000078-13: One (1) 2-inch by 2-inch square of white paper with ragged edges, spattered with brownish spots

Boyd residence: garage

Stains are human blood, Type B+; preliminary DNA analysis is consistent with samples collected at autopsy

Traces of ash are present on both sides of the paper; no usable fingerprints recovered

000078-14 through 000078-15: Two (2) strands of brown hair

Boyd residence: garage

Insufficient material for DNA analysis

Inconsistent with hairs recovered from the victim's clothing

000078-16: One (1) brown envelope with Yoknapatawpha County Conference Center logo, dirty and torn with return address missing and with brownish smears inside

Boyd residence: garage

Smears are human blood, Type B+; preliminary DNA analysis is consistent with samples collected at autopsy

Fingerprints found: Yvonne Boyd, Jared Plunk, Max Snyder; unidentified

000078-17: One (1) white jumpsuit with rhinestones

Snyder residence: guest bedroom

Assorted biological fluids collected from fabric; preliminary DNA analysis is inconsistent with samples collected at autopsy

Rhinestones are inconsistent with 000078-10: One (1) red rhinestone, oval, collected at the crime scene

000078-18 through 000078-19: Two (2) "Elvis-style" wigs, black

Snyder residence: guest bedroom

Biological samples collected from inside both wigs; preliminary DNA analysis is inconsistent with samples collected at autopsy

Inconsistent with hairs recovered from the victim's clothing; both wigs are composed of synthetic hair

000078-22: One (1) white jumpsuit with rhinestones

Snyder residence: laundry room

Assorted biological fluids collected from fabric; samples positive for human blood are Type B+ and preliminary DNA analysis is consistent with samples collected at autopsy; preliminary DNA analysis of other biological categories is inconsistent with samples collected at autopsy

Some rhinestones are consistent in size, color and shape with 000078-10: One (1) red rhinestone, oval, collected at the crime scene

000078-23: One (1) wig, dark brown

Davis residence: master bedroom

Biological samples collected from inside the wig; preliminary DNA analysis is inconsistent with samples collected at autopsy

Inconsistent with hairs recovered from the victim's clothing; the wig is composed of human hair

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