The murder of unidentified victims
One day I was sitting at my desk looking over case files that I have just received the night before. I was really focused on one particular case that I have received about a young mother that had her children removed from her custody and she committed suicide. Children services came in and took her son with no probable cause.
Ring…… Ring……. Ring….. Hello, Detective Snow, we are down here at a murder scene we need your assistance. Can you get down here? I say yes and hung the phone up quickly. I got my coffee and I got in my car and headed to the scene. When I got to the scene I saw that it was already it was surrounded with investigation tape.
When I went around investigating the scene there were three victims lying in the front yard. There was two white women and one African American man. One woman was thin and tall. The second woman was short and chubby. The man was tall and obese. They had blood everywhere on them. There was bloody but smeared footprints.
I took my pen and pad out and I documented the description of the victims and how they were positioned. I took pictures of the scene and the footprints. I describe in details what the victims looked like what they were wearing where and if they were wounded.
The chain of custody is where the evidence is stored until presented in court. First I have the bodies sent to the lab to be examined. Then I get the DNA of the victims. I get the cause of death. I send them to the morgue until I can successfully present my evidence in court. The chain of custody is important to maintain the evidence in a safe environment so that nothing gets misplaced as I am waiting to present my evidence in court.
The type of clothing and gear I put on to investigate the evidence is gloves to not get any of my fingerprints on the evidence to interfere with the process. I wear a lab coat to protect my clothing. I would wear a hair net to make sure none of my hair gets caught in the...