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Diagram of 544 Castle Drive
Diagram of 544 Castle Drive
Left foot of Jeffrey MacDonald, photographed at Womack Army Hospital
Left foot of Jeffrey MacDonald, photographed at Womack Army Hospital
CID Exhibit D215: Footprint exiting from bedroom of Kristen MacDonald (north bedroom).  The print was made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald).
CID Exhibit D215: Footprint exiting from bedroom of Kristen MacDonald (north bedroom).  The print was made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald).
Left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald
Left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) was located inside the bedroom, and was made by MacDonald's left foot, in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald).
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) was located inside the bedroom, and was made by MacDonald's left foot, in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald).
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) is visible near the bottom.
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) is visible near the bottom.
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) is visible near the bottom.
CID Exhibits D215, D216, and D217: Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (floorboards marked Q through Z) is visible near the bottom.
Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (right) was made in Type A blood, the blood type of Colette MacDonald.<BR><BR>The floor boards containing these prints were marked and sawed out by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, but separated upon removal.
Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D215 (right) was made in Type A blood, the blood type of Colette MacDonald.

The floor boards containing these prints were marked and sawed out by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, but separated upon removal.
CID Exhibit D216, the right footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald (squared-off marking at top of circled area), exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  This print was made in Type A or AB blood.
CID Exhibit D216, the right footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald (squared-off marking at top of circled area), exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  This print was made in Type A or AB blood.
CID Exhibits D215, D216 and D217: Bloody footprints in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald
CID Exhibits D215, D216 and D217: Bloody footprints in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald
Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.   CID Exhibit D216, a right footprint located between the two circled areas, was made in Type A or AB blood, the blood types of Colette and Kimberley MacDonald, respectively.<BR><BR>CID Exhibit D215 (circled at right) was made by Jeffrey MacDonald's left foot, in Type A blood.  A third print, CID Exhibit D217 (circled at left) was also made by Jeffrey MacDonald's left foot in human blood, type unknown.
Bloody footprints of Jeffrey MacDonald in hallway, exiting the bedroom of Kristen MacDonald.  CID Exhibit D216, a right footprint located between the two circled areas, was made in Type A or AB blood, the blood types of Colette and Kimberley MacDonald, respectively.

CID Exhibit D215 (circled at right) was made by Jeffrey MacDonald's left foot, in Type A blood.  A third print, CID Exhibit D217 (circled at left) was also made by Jeffrey MacDonald's left foot in human blood, type unknown.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.
Bloody left footprint of Jeffrey MacDonald, made in Type A blood (the blood type of Colette MacDonald), exiting Kristen MacDonald's bedroom.  After the floor boards containing this print were marked by CID Chemists Craig Chamberlain and Walter Rowe, they were sawed out, but separated upon removal.

CID Findings


March 29, 1972:  USACIL Consolidated Report

USACIL Consolidated Report, page 17  Page 17
USACIL Consolidated Report, page 17


Paragraph 8:  Examinations of the red-brown stains of Exhibits B1, D1, D2, D2R, D5, D7, D15, D17, D18, D18a, D19, D23, D27, D27R, D28, D30, D51, D136, D141, D147, D159, D209, D215, D227, D229, D231, D232, D254, D258, D259, D260, D263, D264, D266, D271, D272, D273, D274, D275, D276, D277, D69NB, D70NB, D207A, D207C, E301, E302 and I21 revealed the presence of human blood of the International Blood Group A.


USACIL Consolidated Report, page 26  Page 26
USACIL Consolidated Report, page 26


Paragraph 9:  Examination of the foot impression on the floor of the north bedroom revealed:

a. That it was not made by the person whose record footprint is designated Exhibit V-2
(Colette MacDonald).

b. That it was not made by the person whose record footprint is designated Exhibit V-3
(Ronald Harrison).


USACIL Consolidated Report, page 27  Page 27
USACIL Consolidated Report, page 27


Paragraph 12:  The foot impression, appearing on Exhibit D-215, matches in general shape, outline, and size the record footprint of Cpt. J. MacDONALD. However, due to absence of individual ridge characteristics in the photographs taken of this Exhibit, a positive identification could not be made by the examiner.


Additional Reference:
MacDonald Case Facts: Bloody Footprints

NOTES

February 17, 1970 - April 10, 1972: Excerpts from CID Reinvestigation    

February 18, 1970: Statement of Lt. Joseph Paulk to the CID, p. 2    

February 19, 1970: Statement of Lt. Joseph Paulk to the FBI, p. 4    

February 25, 1970: Excerpt re: Evidence received by William Ivory (CID), p. 1      

July 1, 1970: Pre-Article 32 defense questioning of Franz Grebner (CID)    

July 5, 1970: Pre-Article 32 defense questioning of Robert Shaw (CID)    

July 21, 1970: William Ivory (CID) at the Article 32 hearing

July 23, 1970: Robert Shaw (CID) at the Article 32 hearing

August 16, 1970: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Article 32 hearing    

June 26, 1973: Excerpts from U.S. Attorney McNamara's memo to the DOJ    

March 1 - August 27, 1973: Excerpts from CID Reinvestigation    

August 13 and 14, 1974: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Grand Jury    

August 14, 1974: FBI Report re: footprint exemplars from Jeffrey MacDonald      

August 15, 1974: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Grand Jury    

August 20, 1974: William Ivory (CID) at the Grand Jury

August 21, 1974: Paul Connolly (CID) at the Grand Jury

November 21, 1974: Hilyard Medlin (CID) at the Grand Jury    

December 11, 1974: Dr. Russell Fisher at the Grand Jury    

January 14, 1975: Craig Chamberlain (CID) at the Grand Jury

January 15, 1975: Janice Glisson (CID) at the Grand Jury

January 15, 1975: Paul Stombaugh (FBI) at the Grand Jury    

January 16, 1975: Grand Jurors at crime scene

January 21, 1975: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Grand Jury    

July 19, 1979: Court docket filed 10/27/99 showing motion in limine to exclude evidence    

July 20, 23, 24 and 25, 1979: William Ivory (CID) at trial

July 26, 1979: Robert Shaw (CID) at trial

July 26, 1979: Donald Murray (FBI) at trial

July 27, 1979: Paul Connolly (CID) at trial

July 30, 1979: Bennie Hawkins (CID) at trial

July 30, 1979: Charles Cooper (CID) at trial

July 30 and 31, 1979: Hilyard Medlin (CID) at trial    

August 1, 1979: Craig Chamberlain (CID) at trial

August 2, 1979: Janice Glisson (CID) at trial

August 13, 1979: Excerpt from discussion at trial    

August 13, 1979: Discussion at trial

August 14, 1979: James Osterburg at trial

August 23 and 24, 1979: Jeffrey MacDonald at trial    

August 28, 1979: Final arguments at trial

July 29, 1980: Excerpt from United States of America vs. Jeffrey MacDonald

March 1, 1985: Excerpt from United States of America vs. Jeffrey MacDonald

1993: The Police Chief, "FATAL VISION REVISITED: The MacDonald Murder Case"

February 19, 2009: Excerpt from defense's corrected motion for appeal