Preliminary forensics


YOKNAPATAPHWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 000229-12A-2018
Case Description: Veronica Smith death investigation

The Yoknapatawpha County Crime Scene Unit provided the summary of preliminary forensic analysis results of the items taken into evidence from the scene where Veronica Smith was found dead and from the coroner's office.


Fingerprints
Item Finding
000229-01: One (1) 8.5" x 11" sheet of 20 lb. paper, white, folded with text printed on one side None found
000229-02: One (1) Clear-colored drinking glass with gold trim and etching containing  2 ounces brown liquid O'Connor, George
Smith, Veronica
000229-03: One (1) 28-ounce cut glass decanter containing 9 ounces brown liquid O'Connor, George
Smith, Veronica
000229-04: One (1) Clear-colored drinking glass with gold trim and etching, empty None found
000229-05: One (1) television remote control O'Connor, George
Smith, Haley
Smith, Veronica
000229-14: One (1) Altoids Smalls tin, 1.5" x 2.5" x .5" Unidentified
000229-15: One (1) plastic bag, white, 17 x 18" Unidentified

 

GC-MS Toxicology
Item Finding
Two (2) ounces brown liquid recovered from 000229-02 Positive for ethanol and ketamine
Nine (9) ounces brown liquid recovered from 000229-03 Positive for ethanol
Two (2) white oval tablets recovered from 000229-14 Positive for acetaminophen and hydrocodone
Three (3) white square tablets recovered from 000229-14 Negative

 

Identification
Item Finding
000229-01: One (1) 8.5" x 11" sheet of 20 lb. paper, white, folded with text printed on one side Steganographic markings embedded in the printer output identify the manufacturer and model of printer as an HP Color LaserJET 2680
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000229-15: One (1) plastic bag, white, 17 x 18" .5 mil linear low-density polyethylene with perforated edge; residue inside bag consistent with cosmetics, sebum, and saliva
Two (2) ounces brown liquid recovered from 000229-02 Consistent with spiced rum
Nine (9) ounces brown liquid recovered from 000229-03 Consistent with spiced rum
Three (3) white square tablets recovered from 000229-14 Consistent with breath mints