Trace Evidence

by Redding Johnson

Key

If a key was found at a crime scene I would think to look in the house to see what it may unlock and if it didn't, I would present it to a locksmith
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Sand

If sand was found at a crime scene I would think to look around the outside of the house to see if there was any traces of sand and if not I would see if there were any places around locally with sand
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Bread Twist Ties

If bread twist ties were found at a crime scene I would look around to see if any food had been opened or touched to see if it could lead me to anything else
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Gum

If gum was found at a crime scene I would analyze it for saliva traces and see if that lead me to anything, if not I would think it was probably there before the crime
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Crayon Tip

If I found a crayon tip at a crime scene I would first look to see if there could have been any children around
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Cherry Stems

If I found stems of a fruit at a crime scene I would first look into whether or not the victim was eating anything before being attacked
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Toenail

If I found a toenail at a crime scene I would first look at the victims feet to see if any of the toenails were missing, if not then I would take it to the lab for DNA tests
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Hair

If I found hair at a crime scene I would see if the core of it was still attached to the hair and if so take it to get DNA tests
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Match

If I found a match at a crime scene I would see if there had been any fires started at or near the crime scene
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Banana Peel

If I found a banana peel at a crime scene I would first assume the victim was eating when attacked but I would take the peel to DNA lab for tests
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Rock

If I found an odd amount of rocks at a crime scene I would look to see on the victim if that's how he or she was killed
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Button

If I found a button at a crime scene I would look on the victim to see if they were missing any to show signs of struggle in the attack
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