Deciphering Bloody Imprints Through Chemical Enhancement

    Volume 35, Issue 2 (March 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Mooney, DJ
    Questioned documents examiner/lab agent and questioned documents examiner/agent-in-charge, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Denver, CO

    Doherty, PE
    Questioned documents examiner/lab agent and questioned documents examiner/agent-in-charge, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Denver, CO

    (Received 24 February 1989; accepted 3 May 1989)

    Abstract

    Obliterated bloody impressions are occasionally submitted to the crime laboratory, and potentially to the document examiner, for decipherment. Nondestructive methods often lead to inconclusive results in these circumstances. With this point in mind, the researchers explored a series of chemical reagents with the intent to enhance bloody imprints to a legible degree. The reagents selected for this comparison include rhodamine dye, luminol, and Coomassie Blue stain.


    Paper ID: JFS12847J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12847J

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