You should arrange with the doctor for a copy of the death
certificate and to be present at the scheduled autopsy.
RAMIREZ pronounces the victim dead. He declined to voice an opinion to
the time or cause of death. He stated that the cause, and possibly the
means of death, could be rendered after the autopsy had been performed.
RAMIREZ stated that he would provide my office with a copy of the death
certificate and advance notice as to the time, date, and location of
the autopsy. RAMIREZ requested that I call his office for a driver and
vehicle when I am ready to release the body.
RAMIREZ departed the
scene at 0800.
a. Record all identifying data, giving the what, when, and how of the
b. Depict the camera positions, photo number, and distances to the
focal point on the camera sketch.
c. Record the required elements of a rough camera sketch, citing
pertinent items of evidence, and providing caption, legend, compass direction
north, scale, and title block.
d. No maximum photos are required at any given crime scene; however,
the following photos are the minimum required photos:
(1) Overall approach of entrance-exitway.
- One photo.
(2) Closeup of entrance-exitway.
- One photo.
(3) 360 degree interior.
- Minimum three photos.
(4) Evidence establishment.
- Minimum one photo per item of evidence.