Hi, Super Sleuths! Are you ready for another challenge?
Let’s get down to the case.
The police were called to a parking lot of a local park at 7 am. A victim had been shot and killed, left lying there.
There was no car present at the scene of the crime and very little evidence. After conducting several interviews, the police were led to the car. It had been impounded by the police after it had been abandoned on a nearby county road.
Evidence in the car had been seriously compromised due to a car fired that had ravaged it prior to being impounded. After the crime, the killer even had the presence of mind to change his clothes and throw them into the fire that he’d started in the car.
Before disposing of the body, the killer stole her money and went back home to get his stash of drugs in case the police came asking questions. Then he dumped her body and started the car fire.
A truly sad story. But today your job is to figure out what cinched the case for the police to charge the man with murder.
Which of the following evidence implicated the killer:
*A cigarette butt left at the scene of the crime that was matched to a DNA sample of the suspect.
*A bullet casing with a fingerprint on it that matched the bullets in the suspect’s house.
*A piece of gum that the crime lab matched to DNA samples of the suspect.
*Spit on the ground near the victim that allowed a sample to be tested against the suspect’s saliva.