Yoknapatawpha County Forensic Laboratory

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
 11/26/2011

 Madeline Holland, Ph.D.
 555 Jackson Avenue
 Oxford, MS 38655
 662-234-XXXX (FAX 662-234-XXXX)

 Analysis: Trace Evidence Analysis ** RUSH **

REPORT OF TRACE EVIDENCE ANALYSIS

Case Description:
 Unidentified Woman Homicide

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Case #:
 003162-23K-2011

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


The items analyzed included:

Item

Description

003161-01

One (1) cardboard six pack of Imported Newcastle Brown Ale with numbers written on side in blue ink.

003161-02

One (1) wrinkled hand written note on white plain paper with blue ink with minor tearing on upper edge and on right hand edge

003161-03

One (1) pack of Pall Mall Lights 100's cigarettes (blue with white lettering)

003161-04

One (1) empty pack of Zig Zag cigarette rolling papers

003161-05

One (1) pair of men's plaid boxer underwear, size 34-36 medium

003161-06 through 003161-07

Two (2) vaginal swabs taken with rape kit from victim

003161-08 through 003161-14

Seven (7) pubic hairs taken by combing with rape kit from victim

003161-15 through 003161-19

Five (5) nail clippings taken with rape kit from left hand from victim

003161-20 through 003161-24

Five (5) nail clippings taken with rape kit from right hand from victim

003161-25

One (1) pair of flowered womens brief underwear size 5

Preliminary Findings:

  • Item 003161-01 (cardboard six pack) was dusted with magnetic powders. Three (3) full prints were found which one of has 12 points of similarity to the victim.
  • Item 003161-02 (wrinkled hand written note) was dusted with magnetic powders. Four (4) partial prints were found with one print having 6 points of similarity to the victim and one with 3 points of similarity to the victim.
  • Item 003161-03 (pack of Pall Mall Lights) was dusted with magnetic powder. Two (2) full prints were found, with one having 12 points of similarity to the victim.
  • Item 003161-04 (Zig Zag cigarette rolling papers) was dusted with magnetic powder. Two (2) partial prints were found with none having similarity to the victim.
  • Item 003161-05 (men's plaid boxer underwear) was examined using an alternate light source.
    • Biological material was discovered on inner front of object.
    • Biological material analyzed and was found to be consistent with semen.
  • Items 003161-06 and 003161-07 (vaginal swabs) were analyzed and found to be consistent with female body fluids. No semen or blood were present.
  • Items 003161-08 through 003161-14 (pubic hairs) were analyzed microscopically. Pubic hairs were microscopically similar to those of the victim.
  • Items 003161-15 through 003161-19 (nail clippings) were scraped and microscopically analyzed. No foreign or biological materials were found.
  • Items 003161-20 through 003161-24 (nail clippings) were scraped and microscopically analyzed. No foreign or biological materials were found.
  • Item 003161-25 (pair of flowered womens brief) was examined using an alternate light source. For item 000034-02-025, female body fluids were found to be present, no other foreign or biological materials were present.

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