A Case of Striking Sibling Similarity and a Scene Impression
Eldridge, H. (2017). A Case of Striking Sibling Similarity and a Scene Impression. Journal of Forensic Identification, 67(2), 176-179.
In a home burglary case, multiple victim elimination standards were submitted from the same family. One scene impression appeared to share a target group with the left thumb of one family member, but was ultimately identified to the same finger of her sister. This case reminds us that siblings can have similar minutiae configurations and serves as a caution to avoid mindset and always complete a thorough comparison.