Trace Evidence Analysis - Update

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

REPORT DATE:
  07/20/2021

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

Analysis: Trace Evidence Examination   **RUSH**

SUMMARY REPORT OF TRACE EVIDENCE ANALYSIS

Case Description:
Robert Pruitt-Wayne Fisher Homicide

Case #
003189-10G-2021

Investigative Agency:
Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

EVIDENCE ANALYZED

The following trace evidence items were analyzed for identification with the results shown:

Hairs

Hairs Recovered from the Victims' Clothing

003189-H001 through 003189-H004: Four (4) brown, approx. 3 inches, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H001 microscopically similar to hair of victim Robert Pruitt
003189-H002 microscopically similar to hair of victim Robert Pruitt
003189-H003 microscopically similar to hair of victim Robert Pruitt
003189-H004 microscopically similar to hair of victim Robert Pruitt
003189-H005: One (1) black, approx. 1.5 inches, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H005 microscopically similar to hair of Ned Fisher
003189-H006: One (1) black, approx. 1 inch, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H006 unidentified canine hair
003189-H007: One (1) blonde, approx. 30 inches, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's pants legs
Evidence # Findings
003189-H007 unidentified human hair
003189-H008 through 003189-H010: Three (3) gray, approx. 2 inches, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H008 microscopically similar to hair of victim Wayne Fisher
003189-H009 microscopically similar to hair of victim Wayne Fisher
003189-H010 microscopically similar to hair of victim Wayne Fisher
003189-H011 through 003189-H012: Two (2) black, approx. 1.5 inches, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H011 microscopically similar to hair of Ned Fisher
003189-H012 microscopically similar to hair of Ned Fisher
003189-H013: One (1) red, approx. 11 inches, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-H013 unidentified human hair
003189-H014 through 003189-H016: Three (3) black, approx. 1 inch, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's pants legs
Evidence # Findings
003189-H014 unidentified canine hair
003189-H015 unidentified canine hair
003189-H016 unidentified canine hair

Fibers

Fibers Recovered from the Victims' Clothing

003189-F001 through 003189-F008: Eight (8) beige, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-F001 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F002 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F003 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F004 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F005 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F006 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F007 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F008 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F009: One (1) green, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-F009 cotton fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F010 through 003189-F016: Seven (7) beige, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's pants
Evidence # Findings
003189-F010 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F011 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F012 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F013 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F014 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F015 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F016 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F017 through 003189-F018: Two (2) maroon, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's pants legs
Evidence # Findings
003189-F017 wool fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F018 wool fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F019 through 003189-F023: Five (5) beige, recovered from victim Robert Pruitt's shoes
Evidence # Findings
003189-F019 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F020 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F021 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F022 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F023 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F024 through 003189-F027: Four (4) beige, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-F024 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F025 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F026 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F027 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F028 through 003189-F029: Two (2) red, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shirt
Evidence # Findings
003189-F028 polyester fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F029 polyester fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F030 through 003189-F032: Three (3) beige, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's pants
Evidence # Findings
003189-F030 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F031 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F032 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F033 through 003189-F035: Three (3) gray, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's pants legs
Evidence # Findings
003189-F033 polyester fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F034 polyester fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F035 polyester fiber consistent with clothing textile
003189-F036 through 003189-F037: Two (2) beige, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shoes
Evidence # Findings
003189-F036 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F037 polypropylene fiber consistent with carpeting at crime scene
003189-F038 through 003189-F040: Three (3) tan, recovered from victim Wayne Fisher's shoes
Evidence # Findings
003189-F038 nylon fiber consistent with carpeting
003189-F039 nylon fiber consistent with carpeting
003189-F040 nylon fiber consistent with carpeting

Serology

Presumptive tests for human blood were performed on the following items with the results shown. The items positive for human blood were then tested using ABO blood typing with the results shown.

Samples positive for human blood were also submitted for DNA profiling; results are pending.

Evidence # Description Findings ABO Result
003189-14 One (1) men's work shirt, off-white with reddish-brown stains negative N/A
003189-15 One (1) pair of men's work boots, size 11 with reddish-brown stains positive A+
003189-16 One (1) pair of men's trousers, dark blue with reddish-brown stains positive A+
003189-20 One (1) men's workshirt, blue with reddish-brown stains negative N/A
003189-21 One (1) pair of men's workboots, size 9 negative N/A
003189-22 One (1) men's athletic shoes, white, size 9, with reddish-brown spatters positive B-

 


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