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L = Allelic ladder
A = Profile of Melissa Hammond
B = Profile of Lydia Hammond
C = Profile of Roger Hammond
D = Profile of Steve Kirby
Forensic Evaluation March 12, 2001
DNA testing using the DS180 locus (PCR) was employed to assign paternity
of Lydia Hammond. The daughter's profile should contain one allele originating
from the mother and one from the father. The results from the DS180 test
confirm Roger Hammond as the father of Lydia Hammond [Lydia Hammond shares
one allele with Melissa Hammond (red arrow) and Roger Hammond (blue arrow).
Lydia shares no alleles with Steve Kirby].
- Handprint on evidence 000524-21 (fitted sheet) has been examined using
nondestructive methods (alternate lights sources and iodine fuming).
No clear points of distinction could be visualized. Therefore, destructive
methods are being investigated to analyze the print. However, prior
to analyzing the handprint, tests will be performed on laboratory-generated
handprints to optimize conditions.
- The contents from the filter bags of three vacuums (A, B and C) at
the Farrell Motors car dealership were emptied and examined. From vacuum
A, no fingernails were found. From vacuum B, two fingernails were found.
From vacuum C, six fingernails were found. Tests are currently underway
to compare the fingernails from vacuums B and C with those of the victim's.