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Kristin Nestor, Laboratory Supervisor

Tracey Cassel - Technical Leader
Rachel Newton

The trace evidence section examines microscopic forms of evidence, such as hairs, paint, and glass that often transfer between objects during the commission of a crime. Trace evidence analysis deals with the identification and comparison of these transferred materials. The materials can be classified based upon physical, chemical, and microscopic properties, then compared with similar types of material from known sources.

The trace evidence laboratory processes different types of evidence including hair, glass, paint, footwear, lamps, tire/shoe impressions and other products.