T- Trace Evidence

What is Trace Evidence?

Connecting a suspect to a crime scene is essential to proving guilt. One method of developing such a link is comparing trace evidence.

The major kinds of trace evidence: The list in not an exhaustive list.

1. Hair
2. Fibers: Questioned fibers can be compared to fibers from a known source, such as carpet fibers
3. Fabric
4. Feathers
5. Minerals
6. Glass
7. Paint
8. Explosives
9. Dust & Dirt
10. Fluids
11. Blood
12. Bite marks
13. Headlamp Filaments
14. Shoe Prints
15. Tool Marks
16. Arson Debris
17. Wounds
18. Questioned documents.
19. Paint

That's all for today. A short post as we are all probably in need of some down time.


  1. Actually, yes! I'm going to crash when this is over.

  2. I think you may find trace evidence on my face of how tired I am right now! It's been a crazy month and I'm sorry I haven't been around! I'm just trying to hang on a few more days, then I'm on vacation and I can't wait! (:

  3. Fun post! The evidence indicates that you have a very cute looking blog. I love your top image.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  4. Great post. These are the little things that are clues, that I usually miss when reading or watching mysteries!

  5. Wonderful to meet a crime writer. Thanks for all the cool info. Will be making notes.


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