Author(s): Causin V, Marega C, Schiavone S, Causin V, Marega C, Schiavone S
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Abstract The examination of damage to a paper towel, an item of evidence in a murder case, is described. Simulations performed with selected tools and the observation of the lacerations present on the towel permitted to infer that they were originated by cleaning of a pointed and sharp implement. Some marks, considered characteristic of scissors, were detected on the exhibit. This experimental outcome resulted critical in challenging the declarations of the suspect. A rather significant analogy between damage examination on paper towels and on textiles was established.
This article was published in Forensic Sci Int
and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research