You Won’t Believe These Crime Scene Tools!


You know all about laser lights, luminol, DNA, fingerprints, and bullet trajectory, right? Well, how about taking a peek at the unusual crime-scene tools we’ve dug up for today’s post. It’s a piece of cake to solve a murder with these cool toys.


Blood spatter heads are often used by law-enforcement to re-enact crime-scene scenarios. The heads are designed to reproduce patterns of blood spatter caused by bludgeoning or gunshots. The top portion of the heads are made from a wax-like material that’s filled with simulated blood. Visit the link below to view a video demonstration. (Warning – Not for the faint of heart!)


Forensic mannequins are sometimes used to re-create murder scenes. They’re also used for training purposes.


Forensic skeletons are used for training crime scene investigators. These skeletons are made from plastic and then stained to give the impression of aging.


The Third Hand is used by crime scene investigators for picking up bottles without damaging or destroying evidence on the surface of the containers.


Evidence rollers are used to collect trace evidence from a variety of surfaces, such as floors, walls, and bed spreads and sheets. The sticky roller covers are replaceable.

8 replies
  1. Wilfred Bereswill
    Wilfred Bereswill says:

    I’ve sent more kids screaming down the driveway than I can count Joyce. Last year I staged a slasher scene in the driveway in my daughter’s car. Body bag, body parts and splattered blood. Accented by fog machine, back and strobe lights.

  2. Joyce Tremel
    Joyce Tremel says:

    Will, we’re not bailing you out.

    I can see it now. “Honest officer, it’s not real blood! I don’t know why those kids ran screaming from my house.”

  3. Wilfred Bereswill
    Wilfred Bereswill says:

    I’m imaging the same scene as depicted on the splatterhead video only in reverse with a spotlight sillouetting the shadows of me bashing the head and the blood spattering the sheet as kids walk up the driveway.

    I love halloween.

  4. Joyce Tremel
    Joyce Tremel says:

    I want that cake for my next birthday. Oh wait. I forgot I don’t have birthdays anymore. Never mind.

    Those sticky rollers work really well for picking up cat hair, too.

  5. SZ
    SZ says:

    Thanks Lee, yes I know I need to mop the floors !

    The video was not so bad. Um, to me.

    And thanks for the update video yesterday on the plates. I am still surprised these items are available to be sold.

  6. Elena
    Elena says:

    Nobody’s ever given me a cool cake like that for my birthday – all I got were dumb girly flowers!

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