"Botanical evidence has been used as early as the 1930's but is often not used to its full potential because the area of botany is overlooked by many people," said Galloway. "One of the earliest cases using botanical evidence to solve a crime was the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, where a ladder found at the crime scene was traced back to the suspect. One of its rungs was matched with wood found in the suspect's shop. Tool marks found on the wood also corresponded with the suspect's tools."
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
A nice little article on Forensic Botany from the Nueces County Record Star.