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1 1 BU Forensics Academy Case # U Investigator: ____________________

2 2 Briefing Notes

3 3 1.Russian Olympic gymnast - jealousy 2.American Olympic gymnast - revenge 3.Chinese Olympic weight lifter - apprehended running near hotel 4.Hotel security guard - didn’t report for work, access to rooms 5.Spectator - runner up for US Olympic gymnastics team 6.Hotel administrator - feud with team manager 7.Kenyan Olympic runner - running near hotel 8.Hotel resident #1 - had room key, no alibi 9.Hotel resident #2 - had been pestering team for autographs, no alibi 1.Fingerprints from 10 individuals at the crime scene 2.Blood and skin collected from broken glass 3.Suspect outran an Olympic gymnast - should have athletic physiology The suspects The evidence

4 4 Your assignment Determine perp’s blood type and compare to suspects Analyze fingerprints found at the crime scene Analyze ECG data to learn about suspects’ physical fitness DNA fingerprinting of perp’s tissue Find out whodunit!

5 5 Blood analysis instructions 1.Put on gloves 2.Label each well with sample name (crime scene sample OR red paint) 3.Place 5ul of each sample into the appropriate well 4.Add 5ul of hydrogen peroxide into each well 5.Stir each mixture with a toothpick - change toothpicks between wells to avoid cross-contamination 6.Record results on worksheet on page 6 - bubbles indicate positive result 1.Put on gloves 2.Use pre-labeled blood typing slides and place 5ul of blood from appropriate suspect into EACH of the two wells labeled A and B 3.Add 5ul of anti-A serum in the A well 4.Add 5ul of anti-B serum in the B well 5.Scratch each mixture with a toothpick - change toothpicks between wells to avoid cross- contamination 6.Record results on worksheet on page 7 - clumps indicate a positive result 7.Repeat steps 2-6 for each suspect Part 1: Is it blood?Part 2: Blood type

6 6 Part 1: Is it blood? Sample IDObservationsCatalase (+/-)Blood? triangle square 1.Which of these substances is probably blood? _______________________________________ 2.Could it be anything else other than blood? Explain. _______________________________________

7 7 Agglutination after adding anti-A serum Agglutination after adding anti-B serum Blood Type Crime Scene Victim Suspect 1 Suspect 2 Suspect 3 Suspect 4 Suspect 5 Suspect 6 Suspect 7 Suspect 8 Suspect 9 Part 2: Blood Type 1.Based on the results, can you EXCLUDE any of the suspects as having left the blood stain found at the crime scene? _______________________ 2.Based on the results, which suspect(s) could have left the blood stain at the crime scene? _______________________

8 8 Investigator’s prints 1.Rub a pencil on paper to build up graphite 2.Roll one target finger over graphite multiple times 3.Place scotch tape over ‘dirty’ finger, remove carefully 4.Place ‘dirty’ scotch tape in appropriate box below 5.Repeat steps 1-4 for each target finger 6.Above each print, record whether it contains a whorl, loop, or arch L IndexL ThumbR ThumbR Index Type Prints

9 9 Latent prints at crime scene Instructions 1.Compare latent prints to known prints from suspects found on page 10 2.For each latent print, identify to matching known print and label it with the suspect’s number 1.Based on the results, can you EXCLUDE any of the suspects as having left the prints found at the crime scene? _______________________ 2.Based on the results, which suspect(s) could have left the prints at the crime scene? _______________________

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11 11 ECG: Recording Heart Rate 1.Remove jewelry and wipe inner ankles and wrists with alcohol 2.Attach electrodes: 2 on inner right wrist, 1 on left wrist, 1 on right ankle, 1 on left ankle 3.Attach leads from computer: red to right wrist, black to left wrist, green to right ankle, white to right wrist, brown to left ankle 4.Sit quietly with hands in lap to minimize movement of body and cords 5.Hit “start/record” in upper right corner. Look for PQRST waves on all three channels (click “autoscale” above each channel to zoom in) 6.Data analysis: 1.Click icon from top menu with two blue vertical lines - two vertical lines should appear on screen 2.Drag left blue line to a baseline and right blue line to R peak (highest wave) 3.Record height indicated by V2-V1 for that channel 4.Drag right blue line to S valley (next to R peak) and record V2-V1 5.Repeat 2-4 for Lead 2 (2nd channel) and Lead 3 (3rd channel) RSR - |S| Lead 1 Lead 2 Lead 3 Heart RateAngle

12 12 ECG: Determining Angle 1.Set a scale for each side of the triangle on page 13. The scale is based on your numbers from the previous page. The middle line = 0, left and right are positives and negatives. The scale must be the same on both sides of the 0, and on all three sides of the triangle 2.Plot the value from the table on the previous page on its respective side of the triangle. Draw a perpendicular line through the corresponding side of the triangle for that lead. Repeat for all three sides of the triangle. 3.You drew a new triangle. Find the center of your drawn triangle and draw a straight line from the center of the original triangle to your triangle’s center and extend to the outer circle. 4.Estimate the angle of your heart!

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14 14 ECG Evidence Suspect 1 Suspect 2 Suspect 4 Suspect 6 NormalYou Gabby Douglas Rate RhythmNormal ArrythmiaNormal Angle-5 o -3 o -10 o 95 o 0-90 o -8 o Possible

15 15 DNA Fingerprinting 1.Gel electrophoresis completed (3 suspects loaded with DNA from crime scene). 2.Look at gel under UV light to see the bands of DNA fragments. 3.Draw the bands from your gel to compare the profiles of the suspects with the DNA from the crime scene to figure out whodunit! 4.Who did it? __________ Suspect 1Suspect 2Suspect 4 Crime Scene


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