By Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch
From the authors of Bodies We've Buried-an uncensored examine real-life CSIs. With a foreword by way of Patricia Cornwell.
For years, Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch expert CSIs on the nationwide Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now they supply a glimpse into the true global of crime scene research, and the investigators themselves. adventure, via gripping textual content and images, 8 gripping bills of actual crime from around the kingdom: from the murky waters of the Puget Sound to the crumbling ruins of the Alamo and the dirty streets of new york, those are the genuine tales of the folks who paintings in the back of the yellow tape.
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The officer, who worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer, a law enforcement officer assigned to a school system within that agency’s jurisdiction) at the local high school, dashed home to have it ready and loaded onto the trailer when Jeff arrived. But when the officer arrived home, he could tell that something was not right. As soon as he rounded into his backyard, he noticed a pile of tools and other small equipment scattered on the ground beneath his back door. “Get over here fast,” the officer yelled into his cell phone to Jeff.
It took more than six hours to mark and collect all of the evidence before they even reached the spot where Kelly lay in a shallow grave. The sun had begun to set once again and darkness was creeping in fast by that time, and they had not even touched Kelly’s body yet—they knew it was going to be a long night. Generators and lights were brought in so that they could continue to work the scene meticulously, photographing, marking, measuring, scraping, sifting, digging, and collecting, one step at a time.
Desperate, exhausted, and exasperated, the detectives decided to start the search first thing in the morning. With the sun just breaking over the ridges of the mountains the next morning, a call came in to the sheriff’s office from an eyewitness stating that Tommy Humphries’s house had been broken into and that guns had been stolen. The eyewitness named John Blair as the culprit. For some unknown reason, Blair had given Humphries his guns and then all of a sudden wanted them back. Come to find out, Blair had also given Humphries his four-wheeler.
Behind the Yellow Tape: On the Road with Some of America's Hardest Working Crime Scene Investigators by Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch