YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 003652-05K-2017
Case Description: Kimberly Pace death investigation


Nichols

Nichols Residence

Evidence #

Description

Findings

003652-17 One (1) men's dress shirt, white, size 16/L, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test positive for human blood.
  • ABO blood typing test result - B+
003652-18 One (1) pair men's casual pants, khaki, size 33W, with dark red-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with cranberry juice.
003652-19 One (1) pair men's athletic shoes, white, size 10½, with dark-red colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with tomato juice.

 

Nichols Vehicle

Evidence #

Description

Findings

003652-23 One (1) hand towel, white, with rust-colored stains
  • Phenolphthalein test negative for human blood.
  • Further analysis found the stains were consistent with tomato juice.

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So far most of the evidence is pointing to Arthur Beck. The victim's blood was found on his trousers, shirt, shovel, shoes, wheelbarrow, and flooring. His alibi was tentative and given his hostility towards the victim's dog and the confrontation...

So far most of the evidence is pointing to Arthur Beck. The victim's blood was found on his trousers, shirt, shovel, shoes, wheelbarrow, and flooring. His alibi was tentative and given his hostility towards the victim's dog and the confrontation that supposedly occurred Saturday Afternoon, it wouldn't surprise me if he gave the dog the 1250g of acetaminophen which it later puked up. The dog could have been poisoned slightly before Kim arrived home at around 9.30pm. When the neighbor Folks speaks to Kim at her front door she seems 'off' because she knows something is not right with the dog and suspects something has happened after the confrontation she had with Arthur earlier that day. She may lock the front door after Folks leaves as she is worried Arthur is watching her. Perhaps the confrontation didn't even happen until that evening. Either way, I believe Arthur poisoned the dog first and then hit her in the back of the head with a spade in anger, placed her in the wheelbarrow, took her into the basement, placed her at the bottom of the stairs making it look like she had been attacked and fallen down the stairs. Maybe he goes up towards the kitchen to lock the front door himself (to make sure nobody walks in). I'm not sure what significance the lightbulb in the kitchen holds - what would be the point in that? This is just an idea though the only other thing is that there is also A+ blood on Mathews and Beck.

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