SAVANNAH, Tenn. — Blood collected from a carport at the home of a slain Tennessee nursing student matched the woman’s DNA, a crime scene investigator said Tuesday.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Lawrence James testified on the second day of Zachary Adams’s trial in Savannah. Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons on April 13, 2011.
Her remains were found 3 ½ years later in woods not far from her home in Decatur County, about 100 miles southwest of Nashville.
The trial began Monday. Bobo’s family members gave emotional testimony on the first day. Her mother Karen Bobo sobbed and collapsed on the stand.
Bobo’s brother testified Monday that he saw his sister and a man in the carport before they walked together into woods next to the family’s
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SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) – A crime scene investigator says a blood sample collected from a carport located at the home of a slain Tennessee woman matched her DNA profile.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Lawrence James testified Tuesday in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo. She was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee, in April 2011. Her remains were found in 2014.
Bobo’s brother Clint has testified he saw his sister and a man in the carport before they walked together into woods next to the family’s home.
James, a forensic scientist, said one of five blood samples from the carport yielded a complete DNA profile. James said that complete profile matched Holly Bobo’s DNA.
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Crime TV shows such as CSI and Law and Order portray a glitzy side of detective work that is great for the small screen but often they don’t reflect the harsh reality of the job for those who do it away from rolling cameras.
While crime scene investigators say their jobs are important and interesting, it can also be traumatic and consuming, and not many people have to see the things they see going to work each day.
“We finish office hours but can be called in to attend to a crime scene at any time during the day,” said Emirati captain Mohammed Abdullah, a crime scene supervisor at Ajman Police CSI whose role is to oversees the evidence-gathering process.
“There are so many challenges, from the images we see to the effects of the things we see. For example, the odour of a dead body finds its way to our skin despite
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From the outside, the Marathon house doesn’t seem to be badly damaged.
But the blaze destroyed the home on Wednesday night, according to owner John Underwood. He is a crime-scene investigator with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and told the Keynoter Thursday morning the five-bedroom house is a total loss.
According to a Facebook post from the Monroe Sheriff’s Office, Underwood, his wife and grandchildren were in the house when the fire broke out just before 11 p.m.
“Deputies responded and found all occupants had gotten out safely. Firefighters arrived and the fire was extinguished by 11:20 p.m.,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.
Marathon Fire Rescue Chief John Johnson said that upon arrival, firefighters found the house fully involved. “They made an aggressive attack and stopped the fire the best they could,” he said.
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L-R: Cheryl May, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute; Cpl. Sid Ramirez, UAPD; Kermit B. Channell II, Executive Director, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Police Department Cpl. Sid Ramirez recently
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