Volume 44, Issue 3 (May 1999)

    Using an Alternate Light Source to Restore Writing

    (Received 1 July 1998; accepted 1 September 1998)


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    This case report will describe the method by which writing that was washed off a bathroom wall was restored. The writing was recovered using an Alternate Light Source. The vehicle/carrier of the removed ink reacted to the ALS but no reaction resulted from infrared examination. The examiners were able to make a permanent record of the lost writing through photographic methods.

    Author Information:

    Smith, JW
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Leaver, WL
    Forensic Science Laboratories, San Diego, California

    Stock #: JFS14526J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14526J

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    Title Using an Alternate Light Source to Restore Writing
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30