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Evidentiary Link

Typical evidence examination scheme:

The Trace Evidence Department deals almost exclusively with fatalities.  The progression of a fatal case begins with the examination of the victim's hands, continues with the examination of the victim's clothing, and is completed with the examination of any submitted items of evidence.  

 

 

 

 Examination of victim's clothing

 

 

Establishment of chain of custody 

 

Sample preparation 

 

 

 

Microscopic examination