You are the lead crime scene investigator for a homicide that was discovered in a remote wooded area. How would you go about processing the scene and what would be the major types of evidence that might be discovered?

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Investigating such a scene would mean paying attention to the clues that could be found in the natural setting of the woods. For instance, are there human tracks on the ground and, if so, do they lead to anything of specific interest? Are they indicative of a struggle? (If so,...

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Investigating such a scene would mean paying attention to the clues that could be found in the natural setting of the woods. For instance, are there human tracks on the ground and, if so, do they lead to anything of specific interest? Are they indicative of a struggle? (If so, the tracks would need to be photographed and otherwise documented and the area roped off.) Is there any blood on the ground, on the bark of trees, or on limbs or branches? A

re there bushes that may contain hidden items of interest? Does there look like there are any disturbed areas of soil that may indicate something has been freshly buried? Is there any area, specially around tracks, that have freshly snapped twigs or scratched or damaged bark that indicates a struggle? There may even be game trail cameras that captured a scene of interest. Photographing and bagging items and possible evidence would be important.

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