ca. April 20, 1971: USACIL Report P-FA-D-C-FP-82-70-R24
Paragraph 1: Microscopic examination of the paint stained area of Exhibit A and the end of the legs of Exhibit A17 failed to reveal markings, impressions, and contours with individual characteristics suitable for comparison purposes.
Paragraph 2: Comparative examinations of the white paint on Exhibit A with the white paint on Exhibits A4, A12, A13, A14-1, A14-2, A15, A17, A18 showed same to be similar in color, texture and chemical reactivity.
Paragraph 3: Comparative examinations of the cream paint on Exhibit A with the cream paint on Exhibits A4, A7, A12, A13, A17 and A18 showed same to be similar in color, texture and chemical reactivity.
Paragraph 4: Comparative examination of the white paint on Exhibit A with the white paint on Exhibit A16 showed same to be dissimilar.
Paragraph 11: Examination of Exhibit A12 showed same to be identical in type, grain and annual growth rings to the wood of Exhibit A - note attached photographs.
Paragraph 12: It is the opinion of the examiner that Exhibit A was at one time a part of Exhibit A12.
ca. September 20, 1971: USACIL Report P-D-FA-C-FP-82-70-R29
Paragraph 3: Examination of Exhibit DD did not reveal any markings or indentations that would indicate it had ever been in contact with Exhibit A.
March 29, 1972: USACIL Consolidated Report
Paragraph 1: Examination of Exhibits E5, E19a, D23, E63NB, E116, D118, E119, E301 and E303 revealed the presence of wood splinters identical in type, color, texture, and all other physical characteristics to the wood of Exhibit A.
Paragraph 2: It is the opinion of the examiner that the wood splinters present in the Exhibits listed in paragraph 1 could have originated from Exhibit A.
Paragraph 3: Examination of paint chips removed from Exhibit A found same to be grossly similar in color, texture, and chemical composition to the paint of Exhibits A4, E203 and E299.
Paragraph 4: It is the opinion of the examiner that the paint of Exhibit A and the paint of Exhibit E203 could have a common source of origin.
Paragraph 5: Examination of Exhibits A1 and A2 found them to be grossly similar in type, color, and size to the wood of Exhibit A. A study of the annual growth rings of Exhibit A showed that Exhibit A was not originally part of Exhibits A1 or A2.
Paragraph 6: Examination of Exhibits A3 and A4 found same to be different in type and other physical characteristics to the wood of Exhibit A.
Paragraph 7: It is the opinion of the examiner that the paint of Exhibit A4 and the paint of Exhibits A, E203 and E299 could have had a common source of origin.
Paragraph 14: Examinations of the red-brown stains of Exhibits A, D56NB, D66NB, D165, D211 and D214 revealed the presence of human blood of the International Blood Group Types A and AB on each Exhibit.
Paragraph 1: Examination of Exhibits A thru C, I, K, M, N, and X did not reveal any comparable latent prints.
|A4||One length of wood approximately 17 1/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 1/2"|
|D23||Three wooden splinters bearing red-brown stains and other debris from floor near body outline of east bedroom|
|D118||Wooden splinter bearing red-brown stain and debris off of north pillow from bed in south bedroom|
|E5||Debris from left hand of Colette MacDonald|
|E50||Hair and debris from hall bathroom sink|
|E203||Paint removed from sidewalk behind MacDonald house|
|E205||Fibers removed from Exhibit A|
|E206||Hairs and fibres from inside plastic bag containing Exhibit A|
|E299||One pair of rubber gloves bearing white paint stains from secured storage shed at #544 Castle Dr., Ft. Bragg, NC (20)|