Distinctive blood patterns produced by breaching an artery of the body may be found at crime scenes. The victim often dies before medical assistance arrives and there may be extensive and diagnostic arterial patterns produced at the scene by the victim. However, it is rare to observe arterial patterns on the clothing of the offender even if that individual tries to render aid. This case study describes extensive arterial bloodstain patterns at the crime scene and on the clothing of the accused, which linked the accused to the time and place of the victim bleeding from the damaged artery. Bloodstains on the clothing were considered by the authors to be just as important as the bloodstain pattern evidence at the scene.
Arterial Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing – An Interesting Case Linking the Accused to the Scene
DiMeo, L. A.; Taupin, J. Arterial Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing - An Interesting Case Linking the Accused to the Scene. J. Blood. Pat. Analysis, 2012, 28(2), 3-10.