as if the crime was put in the charge of amateurs instead of trained
including civilians, roamed through the crime scene that was never
properly secured, greatly interfering with the collection
did not draw lines around the bodies prior to this examination,
making it difficult to determine the original position of the
They moved things in
the kitchen, made coffee using MacDonald's coffee pot, washed
dishes in the sink, used the toilet, sat on the furniture, read
magazines and listened to their stereo, long before all the evidence
was collected or the investigation was complete.
They also allowed the
trash to be picked up without being checked for evidence!
indicated that MacDonald picked up an overturned flower pot, but
Kenneth Mica, MP, stated it was not MacDonald. At
the Army hearing, 6 months after the crime, Mica testified MacDonald
was taken to the hospital early in morning.
after that, a long haired man, wearing a jeans and a field jacket,
uprighted the overturned flower pot. Then he sat down on the couch
in the living room!
knows who this man was, when he came or left.
not part of the investigative team.
The children were still
on their back when MacDonald was taken to the hospital, but they
were photographed on their sides.
At the scene a medic
described seeing wounds in Kristen’s back. These wounds were
not exposed in the photographs or when the bodies were on their
backs, as MacDonald last saw them. This brings up the question
of how many people had the opportunity to change the positions
of the bodies? And why would anyone do that?
A bloody adult palm
print found on the foot board of Jeffrey and Colettes bed on
the morning of the murders. The print did not match Jeffrey, Colette,
Kimberly or Kristen. It also did not match any of the people known
to be at the murder site that morning. Despite extensive efforts
by the FBI, the source of this bloody palm print continues to
remain unidentified according to CID lab reports, CID lab notes,
prosecution memo, FBI report on palm print.
there was no blood on the phones as there should have been since
MacDonald used the phones to call for help. Investigators used the
phone to call for additional back-up. No finger prints were ever
found on either phone, not even the Agent's fingerprints. An entire
family lived in this apartment, yet not one fingerprint was ever
found on the phones.
the phones? Did
the Agents do it before and after they used them?
It was 3
days before the investigators looked for evidence at the exact area
where MacDonald said he woke up after the attack, by then many people
wearing wet shoes and boots had moved through the area. This should
have been one of the first areas checked.
By the third
day, nothing remained where he had laid unconscious, but two pajama
fibers, a hair and a small spot of blood. Between so many people
going in and out, as well as gurneys to transport MacDonald to the
hospital and the bodies of the victims, evidences were destroyed.
Esquire magazine was discovered with a bloody finger smudge on it.
Of course, MacDonald’s fingerprints would be on it, as he had
read it, but a CID agent’s fingerprints were also found on
it. This was because they read the magazines while at the scene.
theory is MacDonald got the idea to stage the crime scene from an
article about the Manson gang murders in California.
club, knife and ice pick found outside the back door, by Agents.
This potential evidence was compromised when it was handled prior
to being photographed.
On the green chair's
lower front panel, a downward swipe of blood was found. This would
have occurred when MacDonald, moved her to perform CPR.
A crime scene photograph
shows a throw rug, flipped up at Colette's feet, as if she had she
been moved downward.
cut the floor to remove a bloody footprint to take preserve and
take to the lab, it was destroyed.
‘s pajama bottoms were thrown away before they were checked.
remembered he had given Kristen a bottle, so his fingerprints as
well as Kristen’s should have been on the bottle.
the scene to give the official pronouncement of death, Dr. Neal
stated when he was examining Kristen, his weight on the bed caused
the bottle to move, then someone pick up the bottle and moved it
to another spot on the bed. MacDonald had already gone to the hospital
at this time.
bottle was checked, there were no fingerprints found on it, not
even that of the person seen moving it. So what happened to all
William Neal, MD, the
doctor who examined Colette at the scene for any signs of life,
admitted he moved her body, he actually turned her over to check
her back area and he thinks he may have placed her in a different
position from how he had found her. It is highly possible he placed
her on the fibers. Major Joe Parson, Assistant Provost Marshal,
also confirms that Dr. Neal did roll the bodies over while he was
Bill Ivory, CID denies
that Dr. Neal moved the body and Agent Shaw backs him up. However,
Shaw’s boss, Agent Grebner and three MP’s saw Shaw in
the backyard conducting a search for weapons while Dr. Neal was
doing his examination.
claim the crime scene was staged.
this theory on the fact that the coffee table was found turned on
its side, as opposed to on its top. Their theory is the table was
"top heavy" and could not have landed on its side unless
it was placed that way. The lead investigator, Bill Ivory, substantiated
this theory by explaining the 30 times or more times investigators
kicked the table, it always fell on its top.
hearing, Colonel Rock went to the crime scene to test Ivory’s
theory and reports. In the presence of witnesses, Colonel Rock kicked
the coffee table. It fell on its side, hitting the rocking chair
and resting on its edge.
Rock returned to the hearing to establish that his one kick, contrary
to Ivory’s claims, resulted in the coffee table coming to rest,
exactly as seen in the crime scene photographs. Exactly as Ivory
had claimed was impossible.
Colonel and the CID investigator at odds on the case. They should
be working together, yet they aren't able to agree on vital evidence.
wallet was missing, it was later learned the ambulance drivers had
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