Follow-up forensics

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
7/23/2014

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

Analysis: Fingerprint Analysis; Serology; Trace Evidence Analysis

Case #: 002223-14G-2014

Case Description: Andrew Fine homicide investigation

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

 

Summary of Preliminary Evidence Analysis

Body Scene

002223-02: Colt Defender 90 lightweight .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, S/N DR21437, capacity 7 + 1 round, 5 rounds remaining; recovered with decedent's body

  • Findings:
    • Minuscule pieces of cloth recovered from the slide and trigger mechanisms.
      • Cloth has been identified as sueded leather consistent with the type used in work gloves.
  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the magazine of the weapon.



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Farmhouse

002223-09 through 002223-65: Fifty-seven (57) Budweiser® beer bottles, empty

  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Edward Dooley were observed on three (3) bottles.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on eight (8) bottles.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on seven (7) bottles.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Charles Laughlin were observed on six (6) bottles.
    • Unidentified fingerprints were observed on nine (9) bottles.



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002223-66: One (1) 750-ml Jack Daniels bourbon whiskey bottle, empty

  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Edward Dooley were observed on the neck of the bottle.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on the body of the bottle.
    • Unidentified fingerprints were observed on the neck and body of the bottle.



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002223-67: One (1) 20-count box, .45 ACP Federal 230gr Hydra-Shok JHP ammunition, 4 rounds remaining

  • Findings:
    • The four (4) rounds remaining in the box are consistent with the five (5) rounds found in the weapon recovered with the body (Ev. # 002223-02).
    • The four (4) rounds remaining in the box are consistent with the three (3) casings recovered with the body (Ev. # 002223-B01 through 002223-B03).
    • The four (4) rounds remaining in the box are consistent with the three (3) rounds recovered during autopsy (Ev. # 002223-B04 through 002223-B06).
  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the exterior of the box.

002223-68: One (1) 10-count box, 12-gauge Remington shotgun shells, #4 shot, 2 shells remaining

  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the exterior of the box and on the shells inside the box.



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002223-72: One (1) glass oil lantern

  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Edward Dooley were observed on the base of the lamp.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the base and globe of the lamp.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on the base and globe of the lamp.



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002223-73: One (1) battery-powered ColemanTM lantern

  • Findings:
    • Soil residue was observed on the base of the lamp. Analysis pending.
  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Dudley Brinkman were observed on the base and switch of the lantern.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the base and switch of the lantern.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on the base and switch of the lantern.



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002223-74: One (1) shovel, stained

  • Findings:
    • Soil residue was collected from the blade of the shovel. Analysis pending.
    • A smear was observed on the handle of the shovel. Substance is consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.
  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Carl Fine were observed on the handle of the shovel.



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 Hair Analysis

Evidence #DescriptionFindings
002223‑H01 through 002223‑H03 Three (3) 26-cm hairs, black Not consistent with any known samples.
002223-H04 through 002223-H12 Nine (9) 20-cm hairs, blonde Consistent with samples collected from Cynthia Fine.
002223-H13 through 002223-H16 Four (4) 8-cm hairs, brown Consistent with samples collected from Carl Fine.
002223-H17 through 002223-H27 Eleven (11) 5-cm hairs, brown and gray Consistent with samples collected from Andrew Fine.
002223-H28 through 002223-H29 Two (2) 4-cm hairs, red Not consistent with any known samples.
002223-H30 through 002223-H34 Five (5) 2-cm hairs, blonde Not consistent with any known samples.
002223-H35 through 002223-H41 Seven (7) 1.5-cm hairs, brown and white Consistent with canine hair.

Fine residence

0002223-75: One (1) 20-count box, .45 ACP Federal 230gr Hydra-Shok JHP ammunition, 12 rounds remaining

  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on the exterior of the box.
    • Unidentified fingerprints were observed on the exterior of the box.

002223-76: One (1) 20-count box, .45 ACP Federal 230gr Hydra-Shok JHP ammunition, 20 rounds remaining

  • Fingerprints
    • Fingerprints consistent with Andrew Fine were observed and have been excluded.
    • Fingerprints consistent with Cynthia Fine were observed on the exterior of the box.
    • Unidentified fingerprints were observed on the exterior of the box.

Fine vehicle

Blood Trace Analysis

Evidence #DescriptionFindings
002223‑T05 trace amount of blood detected on interior handle of driver's door Consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-T06 trace amount of blood detected on steering wheel Consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-T07 trace amount of blood detected on gear shift Consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-T08 trace amount of blood detected on headlight switch Consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-T09 trace amount of blood detected on interior handle of front passenger's door Consistent with human blood, type B+. DNA analysis pending.

Reagle arrest

002205-03: Post hole digger

  • Findings:
    • Presence of blood detected on both blades.
      • Consistent with human blood, type O+. DNA analysis pending.
  • Fingerprints:
    • Fingerprints consistent with John Reagle observed on handles.

Blood

Evidence #DescriptionFindings
002223‑81 Known blood sample from Cynthia Fine Blood type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-82 Known blood sample from Carl Fine Blood type B+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-83 Known blood sample from John Reagle Blood type A+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-84 Known blood sample from Charles Laughlin Blood type A+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-85 Known blood sample from Edward Dooley Blood type B-. DNA analysis pending.
002223-86 Known blood sample from Dudley Brinkman Blood type O+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-87 Known blood sample from Robyn Dykman Blood type O+. DNA analysis pending.
002223-88 Known blood sample from William Dykman Blood type A+. DNA analysis pending.

 


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