But, this was only through the word of Priscilla Grinder, the only known witness of the event. However, there are new clues. A ballistics test and an autopsy report show that it would have been impossible for Merriweather Lewis’ death to have been a suicide, but rather, murder by conspiracy. A ballistics test was conducted, using the same type of “horse pistol” that was used to kill Lewis (Exhibit A: Ballistics Test (video)). This test showed that the “horse pistol” was usually held with two hands, as it was quite heavy.
Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into a much simpler form of matter. A murderer could bury his victim in a grave, hide it in a unordinary place or leave their body at the scene of the crime, exposed to the elements. When the body is discovered forensic experts and police on the scene will try to figure out when the victim died. The time of death is very important during a murder investigation. There are many factors along with the decomposition process that can make it difficult to figure out.
You probably would have suspected him to be a regular individual that would make something great of himself. However, this research also made me feel uneasy at how one small component in someone’s life could turn someone into a serial killer. His obsession with his alligator pond was the reasoning behind his killings. This research also made me feel uneasy by learning about how twisted it is to do something to somebody’s body after they are dead like chopping up the bodies and feeding the remains to an animal or something of that
The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless. In this essay I will talk about the investigative techniques that was used to help identify the Zodiac killer. Out of the several eyewitness of the Zodiac killer, most described him as being around 5’8 and having a real beefy build, weighing around 200 pounds. The eyewitnesses say he had short brown curly hair, and that he looked about 26-30 years old in 1969. In the taxicab shooting there was three teenage eyewitnesses who watched the shooting happen from their bedroom.
This was the lowest court she had ever presided at: a thirteen-year-old lawyer, a court stenographer who records in Polish, and the judge in African robes. Oh well, she had played Sam Westing’s game, now she would play Turtle’s game. The similarity was astounding; Turtle not only looked like her Uncle Sam, she acted like him.” What is the mystery you might ask, the mystery deals with murder of the Mr. Westing (also known as Barney Northrup, and Sandy McSouthers, and Julian R. Eastman). In the mystery sixteen people were chosen to find out who murdered Mr. Westing. All of these people were relatives or friends of some sort and one of the sixteen people was the murderer.
The second piece of physical evidence that the police found was bullet casings at different crime scenes. The sheriff department took them back to examine and they found it was the same bullet from the same gun, so they knew they had a serial killer. The third piece they found was a shoeprint in the mud of the crime scene. This shoeprint happened to be from a shoe that was new to America called Avia. Only one shoe of that pattern had been sold in that area.
Now that his backstory is known, it is time to actual begin the further investigation on this. Kurt Cobain was found dead VECA electric employee, Gary Smith who had came to install new security lighting. While walking past the garage, he looked in and saw a corpse. It was first believed to be some statue, as Kurt was notorious for finding weird artifacts and taking them home. Upon further investigation, it was Kurt who was laying in a pool of blood.
When in the end of the book, Bob Ewell is dead, Sheriff Tate’s does not start an investigation, but says that Bob Ewell fell on a knife. In the first case, due to racial bias Heck Tate apparently feels like he must enforce law, as long as Tom Robinson receives a trial, justice is done. But for the white, Boo Radley who defended Atticus children, Tate does not start an investigation, but rather argues that justice has been done because “there is a Black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it is death. Let the dead
According to Schwartz (1992), later in Dahmer’s confession he said, “he killed his victims to prevent them from leaving”. He would attempt to turn some victims into zombies by drilling holes in their skulls and pouring acid on their brains to try to keep them around longer. Schwartz (1992) stated that Dahmer had no social skills to develop relationships of any form, so he relied on corpses. After being caught and evaluated by many psychiatrists, Dahmer was deemed as not legally insane but just a sick person with a severe antisocial personality disorder. George Palermo, one of the psychiatrist testified that “Jeffrey Dahmer killed these people .
This already proves that he is capable of harming women. Next, Dr. Louhelainen, a forensic geneticist at Liverpool John Moores University claims he “found the mitochondrial DNA taken from the shawl at the crime scene matched a direct descendent of Eddowes and a decendent of Kominski’s sister” (Klein). They have direct evidence linking him to the murder. Also, Jack the Ripper had a blood trail leadind to a wall where he wrote “the Jewes are not men to be blamed for nothing” (Harrison and Hall). Kominski is Jewish, so there is a possibility this act is out of anger for his people.