Published Online: 1 October 1982
Page Count: 4
Supervising criminalist, Forensic Laboratory, Fresno, CA
Research biochemist, Environmental Physiology Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley,
Criminalist, Criminalistics Laboratory, Fresno, CA
(Received 22 December 1981; accepted 19 February 1982)
In a recent homicide case, the discovery of an unusual group specific component (Gc) pattern in a bloodstain provided compelling evidence linking the suspect to the scene of the crime. The phenotype could not be identified, nor could the source of the aberrant pattern be attributed to either the victim's parents. Some possible explanations are presented.
Paper ID: JFS12214J