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When collecting evidence at a crime scene, it is important to determine which items should be used to identify the victim and cause of death. For this discussion, I chose the first photograph in our resources from the aerial view. In this photograph, the victim is on his back and has blood coming from his mouth. The first sample I would take into evidence would be the blood coming from his mouth to identify his DNA. There is a liquid on the ground across from his body which could also be blood. If it is, we would take it and identify if it is his or has any relation to our suspect. “By studying blood stain and spatter evidence, the investigator can learn significant facts that facilitate reconstruction of the crime” (Swanson, 2016). The determination of blood splatter would help investigators identify if this was the primary crime scene or a place where the suspect has moved the body. The second form of evidence I would take would take immediately into consideration would include the paper lying next to the victim’s body. First, I would identify if this paper is in
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