In Las Vegas, crime is there to be, but not this time for the retired CSI. It wasn’t quite a delightful place to picture a dead person, but the fact that it happened, means a lot to the investigators. It was on Wednesday when a crime scene was identified in which a neighbour stumbled upon a dead body hidden in a trunk. Did he know about it? Well, it isn’t clear what he was looking for, but it was obvious in his eyes that the smell could not keep him waiting.
A few questions were directed to the retired crime scene analyst, Daniel Holstein to find out how far the investigations had led them. The intent here was to find out some evidence that would lead to cracking such case types.
The first person to notice this was, Bob Zinn also a neighbour to the owner of the house where the car was parked. He noticed something confusing near the Valley View Boulevard and Cactus Avenue. This is what he said.
‘’I clearly knew the smell related to something much bigger. I saw the flies everywhere around the trunk that made me more curious.’’
After that disturbing encounter, Zinn had nothing else going in mind but to contact the police and luckily, they found a dead body.
Daniel Holstein, who is also the retired CSI and now the technical advisor on ‘CSI’ a show in CBS, confirms that each and every detail of the scene is of value to the investigation. Here is what he said.
‘’It is wise to move slowly and with caution so as not to alter any tangible evidence, for example, the fingerprints that may have been left in the trunk earlier or any blood stain.’’
According to the Metro Police, the body had started to decompose, and it seemed that it had been in the trunk for days now.
‘’I believe the car has been there for approximately one week now’’, Bob Zinn said.
According to the retired CSI, several environmental clues could help find out something related to the crime. Here is what he said.
‘’The time factor is quite useful when you have to find out more information about the maggots in the body. It is possible to approximate the time the person died using the maggot evidence.’’
He also spoke to 8 News now and said that any fibre or hair evidence available at the scene should be taken and tested.
‘’In the meantime, the investigators will take all their time to come up with some useful clues by examining the body.’’ He said.
He also confirmed that the investigators will have to collect any vital information, such as the tattoos in his body, the number of teeth or anything related to it and try to match it with a clear identification.
The fact that the body will not stop decomposing require the investigators to work hard and fast to collect as many clues as possible simply because it won’t be easier when the body worsens.
Metro Police has not provided the names of any possible suspects and any information on it has remained limited.