Flying

A couple of days in the office dealing with an idiot. Maybe more about him in the future.

When i arrived at the office this morning i thought i was going to deal with another body but was quite happy when a call came in from SWAT asking for help.

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Smeeeeelllllly

I had to make a decision when i got in, did i go to yesterdays body at the morgue or a fresh scene. I plummet for the new scene, management has its perks at times.

After dispatching another couple to the morgue i got my kit ready and fuelled the van up. I was of to a trailer a couple of hours away and it wasn’t in a park.

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Back to normal

Today brings us back to normal and the usual dead body.

I was asked to attend a marsh about 60 miles away where a body was found by a dog walker. I’ve never actually asked a member of the public how it feels to come across a body. I virtually always know what i’m about to walk into to find a body must be a bit of a shock. Does it actually effect them long term?

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Busy few days

As you can imagine with the very sad and totally unnecessary events  in London i have been rather busy. These events effect many people in many countries and are totally senseless.  My thoughts go out to the families involved and if i can help to catch these and similar individuals in the future i will.

Can’t say what i’ve been doing so will get back to you with whatever tomorrow throws at me.

Guided by the dead

Yesterday i attended an address to the south where an old lady had been found dead. As its bloody cold, still, its quite common for the older generation to pass away because they can’t afford heating.  Its a bad state of affairs when we can’t look after our elders, especially when you think what they have done in their lives to allow us the life we enjoy today.

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Never seen that before

Today was another new one for me.

I was asked by an officer if i could assist in bringing back some writing that had been rubbed of. I gave the usual answer to any question, “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. I know from past experiences that writing can be retrieved but its not an exact science. It depends on if it was paint, ink, excrement (yep thats been done) or some unidentified liquid. I was asked to go along to a safe house and try to bring back some writing on human skin.

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End of last week

The end of last week was a bit surreal. After finishing the examination of the bodies i had to spend a day and a half in the office making sure DNA samples were sent for comparison and that the images were produced correctly. Some of the images can take quite a while in the post production stage. If they are to be reproduced for comparison great care needs to be taken so that the scale is accurate. Not a lot of room for errors, a slight difference in scaling could be the difference between a conviction or not. The images of possible shoe marks have to be reproduced as seen. As the substrate that is skin is pliable i then tried to recreate what they would have looked like if the skin was tight and non flexible. Not really evidential but it paints a better picture for the jury.

I had bits of paperwork and hassle from a member of staff who needs to act his age. I suppose you always get one idiot who thinks the world owes them a living.

That was the end of last week.

Post Production

Today was a boring day as i was office bound completing my post production from yesterday.

Not a body in sight which is unusual.

 

Monday Blues

Well, as with most people i don’t really like getting up for work on a Monday morning. It was made worse this morning as i had a walk to the station in poring rain. I could have taken the car but it just seems such a cop out driving such a short distance.

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