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DATE ANALYSIS PERFORMED: 5/24/2024

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

Analysis: Serology; Latent Print Examination; Trace Evidence Analysis

Case #: 002394-12E-2024

Case Description: Jasmine Ledbetter Homicide Investigation

Investigative Agency: Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

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

 

Summary of Preliminary Evidence Analysis

Evidence # and Description

Findings

002394-07: One (1) laptop computer, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Brenda Ledbetter, Jasmine Ledbetter
  • Digital forensic analysis is ongoing

002394-08: One (1) 6-inch chef's knife, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter

002394-09: One (1) green coat with dark stains, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter

002394-10: One (1) clear plastic tarp, 6' x 8' collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • No identifiable fingerprints recovered
  • Positive for sodium hypochlorite residue

002394-11: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Unable to extract DNA, possibly due to sodium hypochlorite contamination
  • Additional analysis pending

002394-12: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Unable to extract DNA, possibly due to sodium hypochlorite contamination
  • Additional analysis pending

002394-13: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Negative for human blood

002394-14: One (1) sample from area of garage floor that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Negative for human blood

002394-15: One (1) sample from unidentified spatter on garage ceiling that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter

002394-16: One (1) sample from unidentified spatter on garage ceiling that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Positive for human blood, type A+
  • Preliminary DNA analysis consistent with Jasmine Ledbetter

002394-17: One (1) sample from area garage ceiling that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Negative for human blood

002394-18: One (1) sample from area garage ceiling that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Brenda Ledbetter residence

  • Negative for human blood

002394-19: One (1) 6-inch chef's knife, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Ashley Beckwith
  • Negative for human blood

002394-20: One (1) 8-inch cook's knife, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Latent fingerprints identified as consistent with Ashley Beckwith
  • Negative for human blood

002394-21: One (1) pair blue jeans with dark stains, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood
  • Stain identified as red wine

002394-22: One (1) pair brown boots with dark stains, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood
  • Stain identified as red wine

002394-23: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood
  • Stain identified as calcium hypochlorite

002394-24: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that luminesced when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood
  • Stain identified as calcium hypochlorite

002394-25: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood

002394-26: One (1) sample from trunk liner in vehicle that did not luminesce when treated with a latent bloodstain reagent, collected from Beckwith residence

  • Negative for human blood

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