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How soil on boots helped trace a killer to a crime scene

How soil on boots helped trace a killer to a crime scene

Soil forensic analysis (c) James Hutton Institute
"Geological, chemical and biological characteristics can provide vital clues about where and how crimes have been committed or where and how death might have occurred, helping to contribute to the investigative jigsaw of crime investigation"
Forensic examination of soil in a boot (referential image)

The critical role soil can play in forensic investigations has again been highlighted by the involvement of the James Hutton Institute's soil forensics team in a high-profile case, this time the inquiry by Police Scotland into the disappearance and murder of Emma Faulds, whose remains were found in Glentrool Forest, Dumfries and Galloway, in June 2019.

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