Knife analysis

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 006114-16L-2019
Case Description: Caroline Jordan death investigation

The State Crime Lab provided preliminary findings from their rush analysis of the knife found at the Jordan crime scene.

The evidence is described as:

006114-01: One (1) 12-inch chef's knife with 7-inch straight (non-serrated) blade stained with a shiny, bright red substance (Residue #1) and a dull, rust-colored substance (Residue #2), both dried.

Fingerprints

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
  12/17/2019

Cynthia J. Markert, CLPE
North Mississippi Regional Laboratory
Batesville, MS 38606
662-563-XXXX (FAX 662-563-XXXX)

Analysis: Latent Print Examination
               ** RUSH **

SUMMARY REPORT OF FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS

Case Description:
 Caroline Jordan Homicide

Case #
 006114-16L-2019

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

The following evidence recovered from the crime scene was analyzed the presence of fingerprints:

Evidence Item Findings
006114-01: One (1) 12-inch chef's knife with 7-inch blade No identifiable full or partial prints were recovered from the knife handle or blade.

Chemistry

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
  12/17/2019

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

Analysis: Chemistry
               ** RUSH **

SUMMARY OF FORENSIC CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Case Description:
 Caroline Jordan homicide

Case #
 006114-16L-2019

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

EVIDENCE ANALYZED

Evidence Item # Findings
006114-01: One (1) 12-inch chef's knife with 7-inch blade Chemical analysis of residue #1 is consistent with non-toxic enamel paint.

Serology

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED:
  12/17/2019

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

Analysis: Serology; Blood ABO Testing
               ** RUSH **

SUMMARY OF FORENSIC SEROLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Case Description:
 Caroline Jordan Homicide

Case #
 006114-16L-2019

Investigative Agency:
 Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

EVIDENCE ANALYZED

Presumptive Human Blood Tests

Presumptive tests for human blood were performed with the results shown:

Evidence Item # Description Recovered

Blood?

006114-01 One (1) 12-inch chef's knife with 7-inch blade, Residue #2 Living room, 107 Pearidge Road positive

ABO Blood Typing

Samples from distinct areas were tested using ABO blood typing with the following results:

Evidence Item # Description ABO Result
006114-01 One (1) 12-inch chef's knife with 7-inch blade, Residue #2 A+

Investigator's note: According to Caroline Jordan's medical records, her blood type is A+. Confirmation pending receipt of autopsy findings.

DNA Profiling

Samples were submitted for DNA profiling. Results pending.

 


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