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Yoknapatawpha County Forensic Laboratory

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
8/10/2012

Madeline Holland, Ph.D.
555 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655
662-2XXXX (FAX 662-2XXXX)

Analysis: Toxicological Analysis

 

SUMMARY REPORT OF TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Case Description:
 Ambrose Garrett Death Investigation

Case #
 002262-15G-2012

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Investigating Officer(s):
 Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong

EVIDENCE ANALYZED

 

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:

Standard chemical screening was performed on all evidence items listed below. With isopropanol as a contributing factor in the cause of death, more extensive tests were performed. Detection and quantitation was carried out using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

A positive isopropanol result indicates the presence of isopropanol and its metabolite, acetone, was found.

 

FINDINGS:

 

Evidence collected at autopsy

Evidence Item Tested

General Chemical Screening

Isopropanol Analysis

blood

Negative

Positive

stomach contents (approx. 200ml*)

Negative

Positive

* Preliminary analysis of stomach contents found the presence of ethyl alcohol and the components of lemon-lime soda in addition to isopropanol.

 

Evidence collected from the crime scene

Evidence Item Tested

General Chemical Screening

Isopropanol Analysis

Sample of liquid from 002262-01: One (1) clear glass drinking glass, approx. 4" tall and 3" in diameter, containing approx. 1/4" of clear liquid

Negative

Positive

Sample of liquid from 002262-02: One (1) clear glass drinking glass, approx. 4" tall and 3" in diameter, containing approx. 2" of clear liquid

Negative

Positive

Swab of interior of 002262-10-003: One (1) stainless steel hip flask, 4-1/16" x 6-1/4" x 1", 12-ounce capacity, empty

Negative

Positive

 

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Comments (1)

If Isopropanol was in his stomach then he definitely drank it. Regular drinking-alcohol couldnt have metabolized into Isopropanol in the stomach. That's more of a systemic occurance.

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