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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

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

The complete catalog of fingerprint and trace evidence collected from Kimberly Pace's kitchen and basement is extensive and highly technical. This document summarizes the relevant inventory and initial analysis results. Additional analysis will be completed before this matter comes to trial.

The Pace crime scene (1592 Jackson Avenue) remains sealed pending release by the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department and/or the Yoknapatawpha County District Attorney and/or defense counsel when identified.


The Kitchen

Fingerprints

In addition to Kimberly Pace's fingerprints, the following people's fingerprints were found in the locations indicated. (names listed in alphabetical order)

  • Paul Evans – on the countertops, cabinets, refrigerator, on the kitchen and basement sides of the basement door, and on the kitchen side of the porch door
  • Jeremy Gladwell – on the countertops, cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, on the basement side of the basement door, and on the porch side of the porch door
  • Miguel Ochoa – on the countertops and on the kitchen and basement sides of the basement door
  • Becky Pace – on the countertops, cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and on the kitchen and basement sides of the basement door
  • Cheryl Weston – on the countertops, cabinets, dishwasher, refrigerator, and on the basement side of the basement door
  • Unidentified – on the countertops, cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, on the kitchen side of the basement door, and on the kitchen side of the porch door

Notes:

  • The "basement door" refers to the door between the kitchen and the stairs to the basement.
  • The "porch door" refers to the door between the kitchen and the covered porch/patio.
  • No fingerprints were found on the light switch or light switch plate in the kitchen.

Trace Evidence

  • Four flakes of dried blood were found on the kitchen floor. Tests confirmed they were all human blood and were all type O+, which is consistent with Kimberly Pace's blood type. DNA tests are pending to determine whether it was her blood.
  • A white fiber was found on the light switch.

 

evidence-basementThe Basement


Fingerprints

In addition to Kimberly Pace's fingerprints, the following people's fingerprints were found in the locations indicated. (names listed in alphabetical order)

  • Arthur Beck – on the band saw, the turning tools and supplies, other assorted tools, and the workbenches in the shop
  • Paul Evans – on the stairwell wall; on the shelves, assorted boxes, and the pet supplies in the storage room; on the shop light switch, and on the lathe, the band saw, the turning tools and supplies, other assorted tools, the shelves and workbenches, and the works in progress  in the shop.
  • Jeremy Gladwell – on the stairwell wall, and on the shelves and the pet supplies  in the storage room
  • Jacob Hunter – on the shelves and workbenches, selected turning tools, the lathe, the band saw, and the works in progress in the shop.
  • Miguel Ochoa – on the stairwell wall; on the shelves, the workbenches, and works in progress in the shop
  •  Becky Pace – on the stairwell wall; on assorted boxes, the shelves, and the pet supplies in the storage room.
  • Cheryl Weston – on the stairwell wall; on assorted boxes and the shelves in the storage room.
  • Unidentified – on assorted boxes and the pet supplies in the storage room; on the shelves, the workbenches, the turning tools and supplies, other assorted tools, and the works in progress in the shop.

Notes:

  • No fingerprints were found on the light switch or light switch plate in the basement stairwell.
  • No fingerprints were found on the light fixture in the basement stairwell.

Trace Evidence

Samples of wood dust and shavings as well as hairs and other trace evidence are still being analyzed.

  • Additional blood flakes similar to the ones recovered in the kitchen (human, type O+) were found in the stairwell leading to the basement.
  • Seven flakes were recovered on the different steps of the stairs themselves
  • Eleven flakes were recovered at the bottom of the stairs in the area where the body was found.

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Seven flakes were recovered on the different steps of the stairs themselves
Eleven flakes were recovered at the bottom of the stairs in the area where the body was found



blood flakes on several steps indicates the posoibility that she had...

Seven flakes were recovered on the different steps of the stairs themselves
Eleven flakes were recovered at the bottom of the stairs in the area where the body was found



blood flakes on several steps indicates the posoibility that she had tumbled down the srairs the notation of lividty indicates body movement as though

1. she was struct in the back of the head while in the back yard and had traveled to the stair way with help

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  1.    Kenneth Rinderhagen

There are no signs on Kim's body of her tumbling down the stairs. These flakes of blood could just be droplets of blood from her neck-/headwound as she was transported down.

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No fingerprints were found on the light switch or light switch plate in the kitchen.

ARTHUR BECK LIKES TO CLEAN, THAT SWITCH WAS WIPED OFF, HUUM, THERE SHOULD BE SOME PRINTS ON IT.

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HER ARM WAS OVER HER HEAD LIKE SHE WAS JUST DUMPED OUT OF A WHEELBARROW, BUT HOW WAS THERE BLOOD IN THE KITCHEN? AND ON SOME OF THE STEPS.

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  1.    renee

The body may have been transported to the porch door with a wheelbarrow. After that it was carried the rest of the way by the killer. It is highly unlikely that the killer used the wheelbarrow all the way. Consider the lack of space at the top...

The body may have been transported to the porch door with a wheelbarrow. After that it was carried the rest of the way by the killer. It is highly unlikely that the killer used the wheelbarrow all the way. Consider the lack of space at the top of the stairs and consider the victim has no other bruises or wounds. She wasn't flung down the stairs.

p.s. Why are you shouting?

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you know it's difficult to carry a dead body the wheelbarrow could have been tipped to make the fall look natural and he unscrewed the light bulb to fashion an accident like it was dark and she fell but the wounds on her head were irregular for steps

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  1.    Hattie

Becky's fingerprints on the pet supplies in the storage room? Why are these fingerprints here? Did she take care of Thoreau?

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