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Ozeta Finn
Ozeta Finn

Mar-19-2005 18:02

I have footprint analysis and it told me that it was by a heavy person, but in the end the suspect was a slim person. Can you fully depend on my skill or can they be wrong sometime??? Also, I am working on a case right now where an eyewitness said they saw and suspected someone, but that person has an alibi. Do I trust the eyewitness or the alibi??? Are there somethings you can trust more than others???

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James_Lee
James_Lee

Mar-19-2005 18:25

there'll always be more than one piece of evidence from a crime scene, you probably just say one piece, the footprint, because you dont have the skill to see threads and hair pieces. every piece of evidence belongs to somebody, but only one has a fake alibi, it just turns out that the footpring wouldnt lead to the murderer, also, you must check these alibis and go to the shoe expert and analyze the footprint to see who it belongs to, just because someone has an alibi, or matches a description doesnt mean anything until you can verify

reda
reda
Well-Connected

Mar-20-2005 04:39

always trust the alibi. Witnesses can lie. If u have fake alibi and witness you are ok to accuse. Only way to accuse without fake alibi is if you have 2 eye witnesses point to same person.
As for the print it was from a suspect with valid alibi. Your slim guy had another evidence against him that you didnt find.

MacNewbie
MacNewbie
Well-Connected

Mar-20-2005 05:33

I got this from my agency chit chat Orig. from Det. cfm - EW+fake alibi=EW+no alibi=guilty but no alibi is not same as not getting alibi answer from suspect

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Mar-20-2005 07:21

Thank you MacNewbie, but it looks like you maybe you are missing some of the information here, to clarify,

PE+Fake/"none of your busineess" Alibi=guilty
WE+Fake/"none of your business" Alibi=guilty
2 WE = guilty

PE=Physical Evidence WE=Witness Evidence

You are correct in that not getting an alibi from someone because they have clammed on you is not the same as a fake/"none of your business" alibi, and it cannot be relied upon to meet the above criteria.


*please note that in the interest of pleasing Jojo (EW-eyewitness, has been changed to WE-Witness Evidence)




jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Mar-20-2005 12:53

cfm, that almost looks like math. :)
*runs away scared*

Whatever the folks say above, they are right.
(So, there is my helping out newbies bit done for today, hahah)

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jul-9-2005 10:23

When you interview a suspect one of the question options is to ask if they have heard or seen anything to make them suspect someone. If you get a "yes" when you ask about a particular suspect, then that is an eyewitness account.

As far as how long it takes to solve a case, that depends on the level, your skills and technique, your connection, and a little bit of luck. I've had easy cases that still take me 10 minutes solve on a bad day. A good day, an easy will fly by in about 3.

Don't rush it. Take your time and pick your own style. You'll find something that works for you. :)

Lizzy-beth
Lizzy-beth

Jul-9-2005 11:44

thankyou :) How many eyewitness accounts do you usually get?

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jul-9-2005 12:36

3 and one is a liar and will give you a name of someone with a real alibi.

Juang
Juang

Jul-9-2005 21:31

it might also help to talk to those shop keepers if all your witnesses had clammed up on u.

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jul-9-2005 21:41

The only help shopkeepers can be when witnesses have clammed is helping to find a few more suspects, maybe.

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