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MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:11/25/2013

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

Analysis: Serology; Latent Print Examination; Trace Evidence Analysis

Case #: 003511-04K-2013

Case Description: Jasmine Ledbetter Homicide Investigation

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

 

Summary of Preliminary Evidence Analysis

Evidence # and Description

Findings

003511-07: One (1) laptop computer, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Brenda Ledbetter, Jasmine Ledbetter; digital forensic analysis is ongoing
003511-08: One (1) 6-inch chef's knife, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter
003511-09: One (1) green coat with dark stains, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter
003511-10: One (1) clear plastic tarp, 6' x 8' collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence No identifiable fingerprints recovered; positive for sodium hypochlorite residue
003511-11: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; unable to extract DNA, possibly due to sodium hypochlorite contamination; additional analysis pending
003511-12: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; unable to extract DNA, possibly due to sodium hypochlorite contamination; additional analysis pending
003511-13: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Negative for human blood
003511-14: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Negative for human blood
003511-15: One (1) sample from unidentified spatter on garage ceiling that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter
003511-16: One (1) sample from unidentified spatter on garage ceiling that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Positive for human blood, type A+; preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter
003511-17: One (1) sample from area garage ceiling that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Negative for human blood
003511-18: One (1) sample from area garage ceiling that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence Negative for human blood
003511-19: One (1) 6-inch chef's knife, collected from Beckwith residence Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Ashley Beckwith; negative for human blood
003511-20: One (1) 8-inch cook's knife, collected from Beckwith residence Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Ashley Beckwith; negative for human blood
003511-21: One (1) pair blue jeans with dark stains, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood; stain identified as red wine
003511-22: One (1) pair brown boots with dark stains, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood; stain identified as red wine
003511-23: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood; stain identified as calcium hypochlorite
003511-24: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood; stain identified as calcium hypochlorite
003511-25: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood
003511-26: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence Negative for human blood

People in this conversation

  • When the Detectives found another clear plastic tarp like the one Jasmine's body was wrapped in, it didn't make it look good for Brenda. And like Scarlett said, that Jasmine was still in her Square Pizza uniform was also odd, because you would have thought that Jasmine would have changed her clothes before going to the job interview. This is a very sad Case.

  • I have just started to read the emails from crime scene and, I read the one where Scarlett wrote:- I need to make something clear.
    My apology to Scarlett for just having referred to that quote below of Jasmine having been in her work uniform.

  • Ashley is suspicios, lying about not knowing Jas, calling her, stalking her, also the bleach traces in her car, suggest she might be the killer. Maybe car tracks, or dirt analysis could help us here if she didnt wash her car. Also, Shannon Ledbetter is maybe the biggest suspect here. Jas could have let her in because she knows her and Shannon could have used that to her advantage and kill her in the garage. Ashley stated that she saw an older woman passing by Jasmine's house with a car more than ten times. Perhaps, by searching her car, we could get more info whether she is the killer or not. Either way, we need more evidence and not to jump to a conclusion. So a full car search, tire search especialy, may provide some evidence. Oh, and blood stained leaves, perhaps we could find some in the car or on their clothes? And search every suspect for a scratch mark or DNA analysis, because autopsy report said that Jas had blood or skin under her nails, that may belong to a killer. As I said, we need more evidence.

  • This case is not looking good for mom or ashley.did the store where mom said she stopped have cameras in place?

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