Journal Published Online: 01 May 1999
Volume 44, Issue 3

Using an Alternate Light Source to Restore Writing



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

Leaver, WL
Forensic Science Laboratories, San Diego, California
Smith, JW
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Stock #: JFS14526J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14526J