Behind the Yellow Tape: On the Road with Some of America's by Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch

By Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch

From the authors of Bodies We've Buried-an uncensored examine real-life CSIs. With a foreword by means of Patricia Cornwell.

For years, Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch educated CSIs on the nationwide Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now they supply a glimpse into the true international of crime scene research, and the investigators themselves. adventure, via gripping textual content and images, 8 gripping debts of actual crime from around the kingdom: from the murky waters of the Puget Sound to the crumbling ruins of the Alamo and the dirty streets of new york, those are the genuine tales of the folks who paintings in the back of the yellow tape.

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While he was inside, Hodges noticed that only the bedroom had been burned; the rest of the house was fine. He found it unusual that only one room had caught fire. When he came out of the bedroom, one of the firemen told him, “I think we got some blood [on the floor]. I ain’t sure. ” Hodges told him to cut a carpet sample, which he did and handed to Hodges, who carefully wrapped the sample in newspaper and put it in his trunk. Then he went back to Blair. ” Hodges asked Blair. Hodges knew that something was just not right.

And, in fact, the moment Hodges’s cruiser hit the driveway, Tommy hurriedly came out to talk, meeting him almost before Hodges was out of his car. Hodges asked what was going on. “You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t know,” Humphries replied nervously. Hodges assured him that he did not, but he wanted to hear everything that Tommy knew. Humphries began to twitch, looking all around him as if something was bothering him. “I think somebody’s got something aimed at me,” he told Hodges uneasily. “Blair—he’ll know I’m talking to you.

Or, as investigators will attest, it is not uncommon for a resident of English Mountain to go on a two- or three-day drunken, dope-riddled orgy, then crawl back home late one evening. Whatever the case might have been, the sheriff’s department dispatched Sergeant Michael Hodges to respond to the call. Sergeant Hodges is a colorful officer who can weave a tapestry of expletives to rival any bawdy comedian. He knew all too well that English Mountain had a whole host of law-breakers and law skirters whom he and his fellow deputies had to deal with on a regular basis.

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