Trace evidence examination

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

REPORT DATE: 1/28/2021

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

Analysis: Trace Evidence Examination

Case #: 000333-23A-2021

Case Description: Spenser Brooks homicide

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

 

Summary of Preliminary Trace Evidence Analysis

Trace Evidence #  Evidence # and Description Summary Findings
000333-T001
through
000333-T002
Two (2) pink threads, 1 inch in length

Composed of synthetic and wool fibers
000333-T003
through
000333-T006
Four (4) gray fibers, 0.5 inches in length

Microscopic analysis indicates fibers are synthetic and polyester, consistent with carpet in Spenser Brooks' office
000333-T007 One (1) tan fiber, 0.4 inches in length
from 000333-02: One (1) wooden crucifix
Microscopic analysis indicates fiber is synthetic and polyester blend, consistent with carpeting
000333-T008 One (1) blue thread, 2 inches in length Composed of nylon fibers
000333-T009 One (1) red thread, 1.8 inches in length Composed of cotton fibers
000333-T010
through
000333-T012
Three (3) hairs, 0.5–1 inch in length, round cortex, brown pigmentation Microscopically similar to hair of Hector Daniels
000333-T013
through
000333-T014
Two (2) hairs, 0.8–1 inch in length, round cortex, black/silver pigmentation Microscopically similar to hair of Spenser Brooks
000333-T015
through
000333-T016
Two (2) hairs, 6 inches in length, round cortex, red pigmentation Unidentified
000333-T017 One (1) hair, 2 inches in length, flat cortex, gray pigmentation Unidentified
000333-T018
through
000333-T019
Two (2) hairs, 8 inches in length, flat cortex, black pigmentation Unidentified
000333-T020 One (1) hair, 1.5 inches in length, round cortex, brown pigmentation Microscopically similar to hair of Byron Brooks
000333-T021
through
000333-T023
Three (3) hairs, 10.3–11.9 inches in length, round cortex, blond pigmentation Microscopically similar to hair of Christy Arnold
000333-T024 One (1) hair, 12.2 inches in length, round cortex, brown pigmentation Microscopically similar to hair of Virginia Brooks
000333-T0256 One (1) hair, 2 inches in length, round cortex, gray pigmentation Unidentified

 

 


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