I got back in the early hours his morning and had the luxury of a government car home. Wish they’d supply a limo home overtime not just when the trains have stopped running.
It was an interesting trip and just goes to show how good i am at my job compared to the local forensic guys.
The premises was thought to have been used by a naughty boy (bad ass criminal) and the authorities wanted to see if we could work out if he was alone and maybe how long he’d been there. The local CSI couldn’t find any useful prints or other evidence so i was called in.
Its amazing how a little bit of thought and can result in evidence within minutes. The local CSI had thrown powder over all the obvious things, doors and handles. I just picked up fruit bowl and lightly powdered it, bingo loads of prints. People do touch other things than doors. I compared the prints with ones on record and made a match. The local CSI guy was a bit embarrassed but it goes with experience. Unfortunately for him he’s not in the same position as me when it comes to exposure to serious crimes. A few tips were given and done in a non condescending manner as its not his fault and i was once a novice. You never finish learning in this job until the day you retire.
Another day was spent looking for any evidence of accomplices. Bits and pieces were found but until the lab squints look at it we’ll not know.
One saving grace was the criminal had decided to stay in a nice place. Its refreshing not to be crawling around a dump.
Its the weekend now so a couple of well deserved days of. What will next week bring, one thing for certain there will be bodies involved as there always are.