Monday, July 16, 2018

This grisly murder led to the creation of the crime scene investigator’s ‘murder bag’

"A ‘murder bag’ or ‘detectives box’ is a kit used by crime scene investigators that contains protective gear and tools to recover evidence. The first steps in the creation of the ‘murder bag’ were made by 19th century medicolegal pioneers who wrote a forensics manual for physicians and demonstrated the usefulness of tools like swabs for evidence collection. But it was not until after a particularly gory murder scene in 1924, that a CSI kit did not become an integral part of investigative protocol."

Read more: Strange Remains

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