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March 29, 1972: USACIL Consolidated Report
Paragraph 21: Examinations of the red-brown stains of Exhibits D8, D31, D49, D216, D255, D261, D265, D278, I226 and L revealed the presence of human blood. Further examinations indicated same to be of the International Blood Group Type A or AB.
Paragraph 25: Further blood typing examinations of the Exhibits cited in paragraphs 17 thru 24 were precluded due either to the paucity of the stain or the contamination of the stain.
Paragraph 62: Exhibit L ("Esquire" with red stain on edge): The blood stain appeared to have been made by a person's finger due to its shape. However, it cannot be positively stated that it was made by a person's finger, since definite ridge pattern formation was precluded by the separations of the individual pages. (Reference our Laboratory Report No. P-FA-D-C-FP-R15, dated 2 September 1970.)
Paragraph 2: Examination of Exhibits L-1 thru L-10 revealed numerous latent prints on pages 99 thru 104, 109 thru 116, an advertisement page and back magazine cover.
Paragraph 15: Comparison of the identifiable latent prints developed on Exhibit L (Esquire magazine) with the record prints Exhibits V-1 and V-2 revealed the following:
EXAMINER'S NOTE: Regarding the red stain on the edge of the Esquire magazine, Exhibit L, attention is directed to paragraph 22 of the chemistry annex of this report in which it is reported that the red stain is in fact blood and is of the International Blood Group Type A or AB.
During the crime scene process, this magazine was found in one of the two stacks which contained books, magazines, and a cardboard box which was under the edge of the coffee table located in the living room in front of the sofa.
The bloodstain appeared to have been made by a person's finger due to its shape. However, it cannot be positively stated that it was made by a person's finger since definite ridge pattern formation was precluded by the separations of the individual pages.
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