For years, detectives have been able to link suspects to crimes using hair identification. Because hairs are able to transfer during contact, they can be linked to a victim in a crime scene. Hair found at crime scenes can be analyzed to find sex, race, and where on the body the hair came from. These are all very key in narrowing down the possible suspects for criminal investigations. Hair identification in a criminal case was first used in an Wisconsin murder case. A hair expert visually compared samples and concluded that the hairs originated from the same person. Click on the following links for more information about hair fibers.
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