Crime Scene Report

Crime Scene Report #3 Case # 98-108597 Lead Investigator: Detective Rebecca Donnelly Date: Tuesday 7/5/05 Weather: 86F outside, 68F inside Arrived on scene at 2058 Responding: Deputy J. Kulas, Deputy T. Prather, Deputy R. Creel, Detective R. Donnelly, County Ambulance w/EMT J. Monday, arrival 2103 to 2108. Location: Robert Allen Jones, 123 West Main Street, Hagerstown, Maryland. One story apartment that consisted of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, and kitchen. Summons: An unintelligible but frantic 911 telephone call placed by a female at 2055.

On scene at first response (Detective Donnelly and Deputy Kulas 2058 hours) Witnesses: Jaen Daugh, victim’s girlfriend, was found in the living room sitting on the couch. She had discovered the body at approx. 2055 hours and then called 911. Victim: Robert Allen Jones, 22 year old, white male, found face down on the bed (located in the middle of the North wall) in the mater bedroom. There was an appearance of a heavily bleeding wound from trauma to the head. Blood stains were found under the head on the pillow and bed sheet.

Wounds appear to be caused by a rifle that was found on the west side of the room on the floor next to the bed. A quick check of the victim’s vitals revealed he was deceased. Evidence Collected: Exhibit #1 Body: White male, found laying face down on the bed (located in the middle of the North wall) in the master bedroom. Appearance of trauma to the head, blood found underneath the head on the pillow and bed sheet, GSR-test from the victim’s hands. Exhibit #2 Pillow 1: Found under the victim’s head covered in blood. Exhibit #3 Bed sheet: Bed sheet on the bed in the master bedroom. Blood found near the head of the bed and victim.

Exhibit #4 Pillow 2: Found on top of the Rifle barrel on the west side of the room on the floor next to the bed. Exhibit #5 Weapon: Rifle found underneath a decorative pillow on the west side of the room on the floor next to the bed, fingerprints from weapon. Exhibit #6 Cell Phone: Found on the night stand on the west side of the bed, fingerprints from cell phone. Exhibit #7 Note: Note found on the TV table on the south wall across from the foot end of the bed, fingerprints from the note. Exhibit #8 Trash Note: Note found in the trash next to the TV stand on the south wall of the bedroom, fingerprints from trash note.

Exhibit #9 Liquor Bottle: Liquor bottle found on the right side stand of the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints found on the Liquor Bottle. Exhibit #10 Cup: Cup found on the right side stand of the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints found on the Cup. Exhibit #11 Pen 1: Pen #1 found on the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints from pen 1. Exhibit #12 Pen 2: Pen #2 found on the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints from pen 2. Exhibit #13 Pen 3: Pen #3 found on the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints from pen3.

Exhibit #14 Pencil: Pencil found on the dresser on the east wall of the bedroom, fingerprints from pencil. Exhibit #15 Box: Box found in the north/east corner of the room, fingerprints from the box. Witness – Fingerprints: Fingerprints from Witness: Jaen Daugh (victim’s girlfriend) Witness – DNA: DNA from Witness: Jaen Daugh (victim’s girlfriend) Witness – Hair: Hair from Witness: Jaen Daugh (victim’s girlfriend) Witness – Fiber: Fiber from Witness: Jaen Daugh (victim’s girlfriend) Witness – GSR: GSR from Witness: Jaen Daugh (victim’s girlfriend) Photographs: Close up and wide shots of all the evidence listed above and the crime scene itself.

Conclusion: On Tuesday 7/5/05, Deputy J. Kulas, Deputy T. Prather, Deputy R. Creel, Detective R. Donnelly (Me) responded to 123 West Main St, Hagerstown, MD in reference to an unintelligible but frantic 911 telephone call placed by a female at 2055 hours. First on scene was Detective Donnelly (Me) and Deputy Kulas 2058 hours. The residence was a one story apartment that consisted of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, and kitchen. We entered the residence and found Jaen Daugh, white female and victims girlfriend, conscious but unresponsive sitting on the couch in the living room.

She was escorted out of the residence and a quick sweep of the house was made for other people or health hazards. A 22 year old white male, later identified as Robert Allen Jones was found face down on the bed (located in the middle of the North wall) in the mater bedroom. There was an appearance of a heavily bleeding wound from trauma to the head. Blood stains were found under the head on the pillow and bed sheet. Wounds appear to be caused by a rifle that was found on the west side of the room on the floor next to the bed. A quick check of the victim’s vitals revealed he was deceased.

The apartment was secure and a warrant was issued for the search of the house and the collection of evidence. We then proceeded to sketch the crime scene, photograph the evidence found without and with evidence markers, dust for fingerprints throughout the apartment, and collect all evidence items listed above. Crime Scene Lab Report Evidence Collected and Submitted to the Crime Lab: Exhibit #1 Body: Gun Shot Residue Analysis – Gunshot residue analysis was performed on samples recovered from the hands of Robert Allen Jones. Numerous particles unique to gunshot residue were identified on these samples.

Complete Medico-Legal Autopsy – One small-caliber projectile was recovered from the brain of the deceased. A DNA sample, head hair sample, pubic hair sample, fingernail clippings, and fingerprints were extracted from the victim. Exhibit #2 Pillow 1: Trace Evidence Analysis – Three hairs were recovered from the pillow that had been under the head. These hairs were determined to be of human origin and are consistent in microscopic characteristics with head-hair exemplars of Robert Allen Jones. Forensic Biology – The stain present on the submitted pillow that had been under the head yielded positive test results for the presence of human blood.

DNA was extracted from said pillow and compared with the known DNA sample of Robert Allen Jones. To a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, it was determined that the source of the DNA on this exhibit originated from Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #3 Bed sheet: Trace Evidence Analysis – Seven hairs were recovered from the sheets. These hairs were determined to be of human origin. Five of the hairs are consistent in microscopic characteristics with head-hair exemplars of Robert Allen Jones. Two of the hairs are consistent in microscopic characteristics with head-hair exemplars of Jaen Daugh.

Forensic Biology – The stain present on the bed sheet yielded positive test results for the presence of human blood. DNA was extracted from the pillow under head and compared with the known DNA sample of Robert Allen Jones. To a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, it was determined that the source of the DNA on this exhibit originated from Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #4 Pillow 2: Trace Evidence Analysis – Five hairs were recovered from the pillow over the rifle. These hairs were determined to be of human origin and are consistent in microscopic characteristics with head-hair exemplars of Robert Allen Jones.

Forensic Biology – The stain present on the pillow over the rifle yielded positive test results for the presence of human blood. DNA was extracted from this stain and compared with the known DNA sample of Robert Allen Jones. To a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, it was determined that the DNA on this exhibit originated from Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #5 Weapon: Fingerprint Analysis – Two partial latent prints containing sufficient friction ridge skin patterns to be of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on the submitted rifle.

Latent prints were identified as originating from the left thumb and left index finger of Robert Allen Jones. Firearm Examination – The submitted rifle was test fired. The submitted rifle is operational, and no safety defects were identified. The submitted projectile recovered from the deceased at autopsy was compared to a projectile that was test fired from the submitted rifle. It was determined that the projectile recovered from the deceased was fired from the submitted rifle. Exhibit #6 Cell Phone: Cell Phone Analysis – No voice-mail messages were present.

The account for this phone is in the name of Robert Allen Jones. An attempt is being made to obtain the telephone records for this phone. Fingerprint Analysis – No latent prints containing friction ridge skin of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on the submitted cell phone. Exhibit #7 Note: Questioned Document Analysis – The submitted note recovered from the trash contains an ink formula that is consistent with the ink present on the submitted note from the TV table and the submitted ballpoint pen.

In addition, the width of the writing lines on the submitted note from the TV table is consistent with the line width present on the submitted note recovered from the trash and the submitted ballpoint pen, but is not consistent with any of the other three submitted pens. A physical tear present along one edge of the note matches a physical tear along one edge of the note recovered in the trash. This indicates that the paper comprising both these notes was once joined together. Fingerprint

Analysis – No latent prints containing friction ridge skin of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on the submitted note from the TV table. Exhibit #8 Trash Note: Questioned Document Analysis – The submitted note recovered from the trash contains an ink formula that is consistent with the ink present on the submitted note from the TV table and the submitted ballpoint pen. In addition, the width of the writing lines on this note is consistent with the line width present on the submitted note from the TV table and submitted ballpoint pen, but is not consistent with any of the three submitted pens.

A physical tear present along one edge of the note in the trash matches a physical tear along one edge of the note. This indicates that the paper comprising both these notes was once joined together. Fingerprint Analysis – One partial latent print containing sufficient friction ridge skin patterns to be of value for comparison/identification purposes was identified on the submitted note found in the trash. The latent print was identified as originating from the right index finger of Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #9 Liquor Bottle: Toxicology for Drugs and Alcohol – This test yielded no useful results.

Fingerprint Analysis – Three partial latent prints containing sufficient friction ridge skin patterns to be of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on the submitted liquor bottle. Latent prints were identified as originating from the right thumb, right index finger, and right middle finger of Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #10 Cup: Toxicology for Drugs and Alcohol – This test yielded no useful results. Fingerprint Analysis – Three partial latent prints containing sufficient friction ridge skin patterns to be of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on the submitted water glass.

Latent prints were identified as originating from the right thumb, right index finger, and right ring finger of Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #11 Pen 1: Questioned Document Analysis – The submitted ballpoint pen contains an ink formula that is consistent with the ink present on the submitted note from the TV table. In addition, the line width produced by the submitted ballpoint pen is consistent with the ink lines present on the submitted note from the TV table. Trace Evidence Analysis – This test yielded no useful results.

Fingerprint Analysis – One partial latent print containing sufficient friction ridge skin patterns to be of value for comparison/identification purposes was identified on the submitted ballpoint pen. The latent print was identified as originating from the right index finger of Robert Allen Jones. Exhibit #12 Pen 2: Questioned Document Analysis – Each of the two submitted pens contain ink formulas that differ in coloring components from the ink present on the submitted note from the TV table and the submitted note recovered from the trash.

Trace Evidence Analysis – This test yielded no useful results. Fingerprint Analysis – No latent prints containing friction ridge skin of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on any of the three submitted pens in this exhibit. Exhibit #13 Pen 3: Questioned Document Analysis – Each of the two submitted pens contain ink formulas that differ in coloring components from the ink present on the submitted note from the TV table and the submitted note recovered from the trash. Trace Evidence Analysis – This test yielded no useful results.

Fingerprint Analysis – No latent prints containing friction ridge skin of value for comparison/identification purposes were identified on any of the three submitted pens in this exhibit. Exhibit #14 Pencil: Questioned Document Analysis – This test yielded no useful results. Trace Evidence Analysis – This test yielded no useful results. Fingerprint Analysis – This test yielded no useful results. Exhibit #15 Box: Box found in the north/east corner of the room, fingerprints from the box. Witness – Fingerprints: Fingerprint Analysis – No fingerprints matching Jaen Dough were discovered within the crime scene.

Witness – DNA: Forensic Biology – No DNA matching Jaen Dough was discovered within the crime scene. Witness – Hair: Trace Evidence Analysis – No hairs matching Jaen Dough were discovered within the crime scene. Witness – Fiber: Trace Evidence Analysis – No fibers matching Jaen Dough were discovered within the crime scene. Witness – GSR: Gunshot residue analysis was performed on samples recovered from the hands of Jaen Daugh. No particles unique to gunshot residue were identified on these samples.

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