CSI

Crime Scene Investigation

All investigators are subject to being called to the scene of a crime twenty-four hours per day. All supervisors and investigators are capable of thoroughly investigating a crime scene; however, oftentimes a second or third investigator may be called to assist and provide advanced expertise in a certain area of the investigation. An investigator observes most autopsies involving questionable deaths and homicides.

Accomplishments

  • Bloodstain Pattern research article published in the Journal of Forensic Science, Titled: “Cranial Backspatter”, Authored by CSI Celestina Rossi, Co-Authored by Sergeant Leslie McCauley – September 2, 2018
  • MCSO Crime Lab selected to be part of the Texas Forensic Science Commission’s, Pilot testing program for forensic Science Licensing. Passing Scores; Lt. Rick Anderson, Sgt. Leslie McCauley, CSI Celestina Rossi and Firearm's Examiner Stephanie Luehr.
  • MCSO Crime Lab selected to be part of the rewriting of the Crime Scene Training curriculum for the state (TCOLE).

In addition to everyday duties, the Crime Scene Investigators spent 1,784 hours working 234 crime scenes of various natures. The crime scene investigators of the MCSO crime lab are all members of the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification (TDIAI).

shoe impression
This is a comparison of a shoe impression found at the crime scene and an inked impression taken by a crime scene investigator off of the suspect's shoe. Shoe impressions are just one of many tools available to crime scene investigators to help solve crimes.