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.


  • Latent article published in the Lone Star Forensic Journal, Titled: “Restoring Friction Ridge Detail to Severely Decomposed Skin”, Authored by Sergeant Mark Wright – May 2008
  • Bloodstain Pattern research article published in the Journal of Forensic Science, Titled: “Cranial Backspatter”, Authored by Sergeant Celestina Rossi, Co-Authored by Lieutenant 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, Lt. Leslie McCauley, Sgt. Celestina Rossi, CSI Mark Wright and Firearm's Examiner Pat Bui.
  • MCSO Crime Lab selected to be part of the rewriting of the Crime Scene Training curriculum for the state (TCOLE).
  • Producing multiple International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiners: Lieutenant Leslie McCauley, Lieutenant Rick Anderson (Retired), Sergeant Mark Wright, and CSI Joseph Culp.
  • 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.