Evidence v. Personal Property Collection

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Evidence collection in and around a death scene is conducted in much the same manner as any crime scene. We are going to look at some scene search methods, evidence collection techniques, and scene interpretation.

There is a difference in personal property and evidence. Let's look at the definitions of each.

Personal Property

Is property on or near the body that belongs to the body (or decedent) and can be returned to next-of-kin.

Evidence

Is any material that may contribute to the cause and manner of death and is considered important in supporting facts of the case. What is determined evidence depends on the type and manner of death being investigated.

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