Preliminary forensic analysis

MISSISSIPPI CRIME LABORATORY

DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED: 7/12/2017

Andrew Needham, FTEE
Cynthia J. Markert, CLPE
Jackson Laboratory
Jackson, MS 39205
601-987-XXXX (FAX 601-987-XXXX)

Analysis: Latent Print Examination; Serology; Trace Evidence Analysis; Ballistics

Case #: 002179-10G-2017

Case Description: Douglas Reed Homicide Investigation

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. E. Parker

Summary of Preliminary Evidence Analysis

002179-01: One (1) key ring with two (2) keys and one (1) key fob with pin-hole camera and micro USB port
recovered from floor underneath chair in westernmost second-row chair northwest corner of YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Two (2) unidentified full and partial fingerprints
  • See attached report for disk metadata and video EXIF information
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002179-02: One (1) 25-oz. stainless steel water bottle approximately 1/3 full with clear liquid
recovered from lectern in northwest corner of YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Three (3) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed
  • GC-MS analysis identifies contents as consistent with purified water
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002179-03: One (1) Nexus 6 cellular telephone
recovered from the victim's right front pants pocket
  • Four (4) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed
  • Digital forensic analysis is ongoing
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002179-04: One (1) bullet casing
recovered from floor underneath chair in westernmost first-row chair northwest corner of YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Identified as .380 ACP Winchester PDX1 95-grain JHP
  • Rifling impressions are consistent with being fired from 002179-08
  • No identifiable fingerprints found
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002179-05: One (1) Lenovo laptop
recovered from western-most table at the north end of YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Four (4) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed
  • Five (5) unidentified full and partial fingerprints
  • In-depth digital forensic analysis is ongoing pursuant to witness Jake Hemphill's claim that files on this computer had been tampered with
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002179-06: One (1) cardboard box marked "Carlson/Hemphill handouts" containing 8-1/2" x 11" flyers
recovered from YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Two (2) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed
  • Eight (8) unidentified full and partial fingerprints
  • 177 pages or approximately 89% of the flyers contained in the box were found to be blank.
002179-07: One (1) carpet section, 5' x 7' with apparent blood stains
recovered from YCCC Meeting Room 10
  • Blood type A+
  • DNA analysis pending
002179-08: One (1) Bersa Thunder 380 semi-automatic handgun
recovered from Goolsby's Yard and Garden
  • Identified as the firearm that fired 002179-04 and 002179-12
  • No identifiable fingerprints found
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002179-09: One (1) men's wallet
recovered from victim's effects at autopsy
  • Two (2) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed Click to enlarge
002179-10: One (1) slip of paper with "Michelle" and a seven-digit number handwritten on it
recovered from victim's effects at autopsy
  • Two (2) full and partial fingerprints consistent with Douglas Reed
  • Two (2) unidentified full and partial fingerprints
  • Telephone number subscriber is identified as Michelle Lamoreaux
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002179-11: One (1) key ring with keys
recovered from victim's effects at autopsy
  • No identifiable fingerprints found Click to enlarge
002179-12: One (1) spent bullet
recovered at autopsy
  • Identified as .380 ACP Winchester PDX1 95-grain JHP
  • Rifling impressions are consistent with being fired from 002179-08
  • No identifiable fingerprints found
002179-13: One (1) swab of orange-yellow substance
recovered from victim's face at autopsy
  • GC-MS analysis found the sample contained capsaicin
  • FT-IR analysis identified the capsaicin oil in 002179-13 as consistent with that in 002179-14
002179-14: One (1) PepperBlaster II pepper spray dispenser
recovered at Oxford High School
  • FT-IR analysis identified the capsaicin oil in 002179-14 as consistent with that in 002179-13
  • No identifiable fingerprints found
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