Outtake from an article by William J.Bodziak, Lesley Hammer and other authors.
Credits: William J.Bodziak, Forensic Footwear Evidence
One of the first cases with footwear evidence presented in Court was the Richardson case from Kirkcudbright, Scotland in 1786. The case depicted the fatal stabbing of a young woman. As we can read in the deposition, the investigator tracked the footprints that actually left the scene: the perpetrator’s shoes appeared to be "heavily nailed [...]
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