Evidence analysis

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED: 4/20/2020

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

Analysis: Fingerprints; Serology; Ballistics

Case #: 001985‑19D-2020

Case Description: Dalton Kimbrough homicide investigation

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

 

Summary of Preliminary Evidence Analysis

This summary report highlights findings deemed particularly relevant to Case # 001985‑19D-2020. Detailed reports on file.

 

Fingerprints

Fingerprint Analysis

Evidence collected at the crime scene and the crime scene itself were analyzed for the presence of fingerprints.

Item

Description

Result

001985‑02

One (1) machete with 22" blade, with possible bloodstains

  • Dalton Kimbrough
  • Alonzo Marquez
  • unidentified

N/A

master bathroom

  • Gwen Carver
  • Dalton Kimbrough
  • Kayla Mathis
  • unidentified

N/A

master bedroom door, exterior

  • Gwen Carver
  • Dalton Kimbrough
  • Alonzo Marquez
  • Kayla Mathis
  • unidentified

N/A

master bedroom, interior

  • Gwen Carver
  • Dalton Kimbrough
  • Alonzo Marquez
  • Kayla Mathis
  • Teddy Zeboe
  • unidentified

N/A

master bedroom window and window sill

  • Dalton Kimbrough
  • unidentified

Serology

Serology

Suspected biological samples recovered from the crime scene were analyzed first with presumptive tests to identify the substance and then with the AmpFlSTR® SGM Plus™ kit for DNA comparison.

Item

Description

Result

001985‑02

One (1) machete with 22" blade, with reddish-brown stains

  • Positive for the presence of blood
  • Blood is consistent with the STR profile of Dalton Kimbrough

001985‑04

One (1) pair men's jeans, blue, with reddish-brown stains

  • Positive for the presence of blood
  • Blood is consistent with the STR profile of Dalton Kimbrough

001985‑05

One (1) men's shirt, white, long-sleeved with possible biological material on left sleeve

  • Positive for the presence of semen
  • Semen is consistent with the STR profile of Dalton Kimbrough

001985‑06

One (1) bedspread from victim's bed with reddish-brown stains

  • Positive for the presence of blood
  • Blood inconsistent with any STR profile on record

001985‑08

One (1) flat sheet from victim's bed with reddish-brown stains

  • Positive for the presence of blood
  • Blood is consistent with the STR profile of Dalton Kimbrough

N/A

master bathroom

  • Positive for the presence of blood
  • Two types of blood found:
    • One is consistent with the STR profile of Dalton Kimbrough
    • One is inconsistent with any STR profile on record

Ballistics

Ballistics

Projectiles recovered from the wall of the master bathroom were compared to projectiles test-fired from weapons recovered from the crime scene. Evidence was examined using comparison microscopy.

Item

Description

Result

001985‑29

One (1) Beretta 950 Jetfire pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑30

One (1) Beretta 950 Jetfire pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑31

One (1) Beretta 950 Jetfire pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑32

One (1) Colt Mustang 380 pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑33

One (1) Glock 27 40 S&W pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑34

One (1) Remington 22 LR rifle

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑35

One (1) Smith & Wesson 3913 LadySmith pistol

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑36

One (1) Smith $ Wesson Model 37 revolver

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

001985‑37

One (1) Smith & Wesson Model 37 revolver

  • Test fired projectile was inconsistent with projectiles recovered from crime scene

 


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