The morning of February 24, 2005, the grandmother of 9yr. old Jessica Lunsford called the police in Citrus County, Fla., to report her granddaughter had disappeared from her room the night before. She had tucked her into bed. The only thing that was missing was a stuffed animal that her father won for her at the county fair. Immediately police began to search for Jessica. Jessica dreamed of being an Olympic swimmer, or a fashion designer when she grew up. According to the grandmother Ruth Lunsford Jessica lived with her father, Mark Lunsford, and his parents, Ruth and Archie in a mobile home near Homosassa, Fla. The search ended nearly a month later for Jessica. Convicted sex offender John Couey confessed to abducting Jessica and told police where he buried her. (In his sisters backyard) about 60 yards from the Lunsford home. John Couey was living with his sister in her mobile home across from the Lunsford’s residence. Couey told police he had …show more content…
I observed passive bloodstain patterns- from the wire put on Jessica’s wrist, and blood due to the sexual assault. First I photographed the bloodstains and bodily fluid stains (semen) on the mattress in Couey’s room. I took photos with measurements as well. The width and length of pattern was documented along with the time. Photography, measurements, and reconstruction of bloodstain all complete. I then took samples of the blood for DNA analysis. It was determined later that the blood was Jessica’s bloodstains and the semen belonged to sex offender Couey due to the sexual assault he committed to 9yr.old Jessica. Trace evidence: Jessica’s left thumb and Couey’s two index fingers were stamped on an old pizza box discovered in Couey’s bedroom closet. A glass table in the bedroom produced more matches. One spot near a corner of the yellowed mattress tested positive for a mixture of Jessica’s blood and Coury’s semen. Trace evidence- DNA samples from the pillows were never
Jaycee Dugard is a California native who went missing in the early 1990’s at the very young age of eleven. Dugard miraculously survived her abduction when she was rescued nearly twenty years after her kidnapping. In late 2009, Phillip and Nancy Garrido were arrested for the abduction of Dugard. Dugard’s rescue by authorities was unintentional. The Garrido’s were asked to come to a California police station after it was believed Phillip, a registered sex offender was accompanying two minors.
The death of Caylee Anthony June 2008, Caylee Anthony, a 3 year old girl goes missing, her disappearance is not brought to police attention for 4 weeks from her grandmother, Cynthia Anthony, last saw her. It is Cynthia Anthony who places the call to the police and informs them that her daughter Casey has told me her that Caylee’s nanny has kidnapped her and has been trying to find her on her own. When Caylee’s mother, Casey, spoke to police she told them that she last saw her daughter on the 9th of June, 2008, when dropping her off with the nanny. Casey told the police that Caylee’s nanny was named Zanieda Fernandez-Gonzalez and provided an address. On searching the address the police found that the apartment had been vacant for a couple
Task 1 Jessica Lunsford goes missing from her home in the middle of the night between February 23rd and 24th, 2005. Couey’s sister, the owner of Couey’s temporary residence, gave permission for investigators to search her home for evidence on March 14th, 2005. Evidence was collected and sent to the lab for processing. Her body was found at the temporary residence of John Evander Couey on March 18th, 2005.
Detectives speculated that the killer wanted the bodies found, “to toy with the police” (Truecrimediva). Blood in the car was recently fresh. Next to the bodies there was found a golf club and three golf balls lined up in a row disclosing the location of where one of the bodies lay. Hanging above the other victim, was three partially deflated balloons. In everything that this homicide consisted of, the killer seemed assured that he would never be incarcerated.
In the case of "accidental link", a deaf lady formed an innocent amity with another woman, however, she had a highly territorial, jealous ex. As the case unfolded the forensic pathologist determined the cause of death proved to be blunt force injury, Combined Deoxyribonucleic acid index system, also known as "CODIS" allowed forensic scientist to take samples from the garment found in the dumpster, (the exact place they found her lifeless remains), and compare the blood spatter found on the outside of the garment, forensic scientist were able to link that to the victims Deoxyribonucleic acid, then they to samples from the inside of the garment, in addition, scientist linked the Deoxyribonucleic acid to the perpetrator. The primary crime scene,
In 1980, a prostitute accused him of choking her but the police let him go (Hickey, p. 32, 2016). In 1982, he was field interviewed by the police with a prostitute named Kelli McGinness was in his parked car and later in June of 1983 McGinness disappeared (Hickey, p.32, 2016. That same year he was arrested and pled guilty for solicitation of an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute. Fast forward to 1985, Ridgway was the prime suspect in the disappearance of Marie Malvar, who was last seen with him. Semen DNA samples were collected from Ridgway, however, at the time only blood type could be determined and couldn’t be used for identification purposes.
One morning, December 29, 1991, the nude body of a woman, Kim Ancona, was discovered on the floor of the men’s restroom catastrophically stabbed with little to no evidence found from the perpetrator. Police depended on bite markings on the victim’s neck and breast. Witnesses reported that the victim told a close friend that Ray Krone, a regular customer, was to help her close up the bar she was working at the night before. Police requested an impression of Krone’s teeth to compare to the markings found on the victim. Krone was charged with murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping.
Visit the website for the Innocence Project. Identify two cases that are of interest to you and each the questions below for each case. Name of the person convicted: Alfred Swinton State convicted in: Connecticut Time served: 16 Years in Prison Describe the case:Swinton became a suspect in the 1991 murder of Carla Terry on January 13, 1991, because he had been in the same bar as the victim on the night she was murdered. Swinton was arrested for the murder after police conducted a search in the basement of of where he lived and recovered a bra in a box in a common area. In addition to the bra, which the state theorized belonged to the victim, the state presented bite mark analyst Dr. Lester Luntz at a probable cause hearing who claimed that
Many innocent people are wrongfully convicted due to False DNA, False confession, bad expert opinions. By looking at these separate cases where people sent to several years in prison. until their sentence is overturned because they were found innocent. this was the exact reason the innocent project foundation is here. To look out for those who were not trialed fairly, and stripped away from their freedom.
The Community College Aurora police department ask for my help in a investigation on a human skeletal remain found on the campus. While analyzing the crime scene the investiogors noticed the clothes of the victim were wearing have bloodstains on both the T-shirt and jeans and there was no identification on the remains. The police department collected the evidence and tested the blood samples found the clothes. The blood on T-shirt was analyzed and was two different type of blood on the surface on material. Blood type was B negative (B Rh-) and blood type O positive (Rh+).
1997 Cold Case Murder Solved by Hair- Victim- James Anagnos Suspect- Frank Wright The hair made a connection to the case because Wright and Anagnos, the bar owner, were last seen getting into an argument at the bar that went completely bad. James Anagnos was found dead inside the bar at closing time and they discovered Frank Wright’s hair clenched to the victim's hand.
“Every two and a half minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United Sates” (Hansen, 2011). With the crime of sexual assault, the victim’s body becomes part of a crime scene. When the victim reports the assault to the police, the person is taken to a hospital or crisis center. “At the hospital most of these victims consent to the collection of physical evidence from their bodies, or a ‘rape kit’ (Nat.
Crime Report Jessica Silva - Murder Trial The night Jessica Silva allegedly stabbed her estranged partner to death; her neighbor says there was a scream like she’d never heard before. Jessica Silva, 24 was charged with the manslaughter of her ex partner James Polkinghorne, 28. The woman of 24 allegedly stabbed her former partner in her residency located in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west on Mother’s Day 2012. Although, Silva was charged with murder, she pleaded not guilty at the NSW Supreme Court on the basis of self defence.
Firstly visual examination and presumptive testing were conducted to determine the state of evidence and whether the sample contained any useful information in a forensic sense. Throughout this process biological samples of bloodstains, semen and saliva were screened. Throughout this visual examination and presumptive test stage a small amount of semen was found on the underwear found at the crime scene. Also on all the evidence items small amounts of bloodstains were identified to positive presumptive testing results, these were extracted with Chelex® DNA extraction.
Genre Piece 3- Newspaper A rape case resulting in a cold hit is described in the newspaper. In it a woman named Jenny Jones was sexually assaulted 20 years ago and has never received justice until now. Her rape was a cold hit along with several other victims. Jones’s rape case had gone cold because her rape kit had been left to gather dust and was deemed no longer recent enough to bother with.