Where’s the DNA?
Can’t seem to find the right clues for your current work-in-progress? Well, here’s a handy guide to help with locating DNA evidence.
- Undergarments (boxers and/or briefs, etc.)
- Sweat-stained clothing
- Semen stains on clothing, bedding, skin and other areas of the body
- Pages of books and magazines
- Drinking cups
- Glass (window panes, mirrors, etc.)
- Ear wax
- Fingernail clippings/beneath attached nails.
- Used towels
- Used stamps
- (Inner) cheek swabs
- Hair (with root is best)
- Dried blood
- Whole blood
- Chewed gum and similar candies/food items
- Dental floss and toothbrushes
- Cigarette butts
- Used tissue
- Dried skin, including dandruff and psoriasis
- Used razors
- Furniture (couch cushions, mattresses, and more)
- Computer keys and mouse
- Used/worn stocking masks, gloves, mittens, caps, socks, pants, shirts, etc.
By the way, the odds of two people having the same 13 point DNA profile is approximately 1 in 1 billion. And…
LOL..here I am thinking, well, the nucleus of a cell and also within the mitochondria….lol. I guess I better clean my space 🙂 Thanks for the list!
Love this tip. Thanks, Lee and great blog as usual.