Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)
A Case of Self-Inflicted Justice
A coordinated effort among the agencies represented by the authors resulted in satisfactory answers to several puzzling questions encountered during the investigation of a fatal shooting. Several investigative and analytical techniques were used to reach the final conclusion. Overall coordination of the investigation, along with the collection of items of evidence, was handled by the sheriff's department. The highway patrol photographed the scene, aided in taling statements, and ran polygraph examinations that eventually aided in verifying the validity of some of the statements. Analyses of the various items of evidence by the crime laboratory personnel helped in the determination of what had occurred.