Reading Private Investigators Highlight the Importance of Forensic Evidence

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Reading Private Investigators discuss the inportance of forensic evidence in light of a new breakthrough in the Claudia Lawrence murder case reported by the Telegraph on 13th May 2014 by Martin Evans, “Claudia Lawrence investigation: Arrested man worked at same university.”

these breakthroughs show that private investigators and law enforcement officers can continue to see results, even in older cases like that of the murder of Claudia Lawrence

The Telegraph reported that a man in his late 50’s, Michael Snelling, was arrested in York, suspected of murder. The article by Martin Evans “Claudia Lawrence investigation: Arrested man worked at same university” from 13th May 2014 provided an insight into the steps that lead the case in a new direction. The last time Claudia Lawrence was seen alive was back in March 2009. It is believed that she left her job as a chef at the York University and began to walk home. Claudia’s murder was well-publicised at the time, but despite a long running investigation no suspects were arrested and charged.

The Telegraph article revealed that police had recently launched a review of the investigation. New forensic evidence and evidence gathered from a BBC Crimewatch appeal during the review pointed officers in new directions, and opened up fresh leads. As a result of this, Snelling, a man in his late 50’s, who is also believed to have worked at the York University at the same time as Claudia Lawrence, was arrested of suspected murder. The Telegraph reported that it understood the suspect had previously been a person of interest in the initial investigation into Claudia Lawrence’s murder. The new evidence has enabled police to follow strong enough leads to review persons of interest and make an arrest. The suspect lived just a short distance from Claudia’s home, and comprehensive forensic investigations are being carried out on his Ford Focus car and at his property.

Reading Private Investigators ( know just how important forensic evidence can be to investigations. Forensic investigators can carry out incredibly thorough and comprehensive examinations of crime scenes. This can provide investigators with crucial clues to piece together evidence and build cases. There are a number of highly experienced specialists working in this field, who can gather useful evidence in a number of different situations including examining computers, vehicles and properties. Forensic investigators can even find evidence from crime scenes years after the incident has occurred. This can provide law enforcement officers with new clues and leads that can enable them to look at old cases with a fresh perspective. Forensic investigations are vital to assist with uncovering new leads and directions on cases that have reached their limits.

Chief Investigator Tod James comments that “forensic investigation is a rapidly evolving field. Equipment and techniques are continually improving, and this has enabled investigators to revisit unsolved cases and find new breakthroughs.” Tod goes on to say “these breakthroughs show that private investigators and law enforcement officers can continue to see results, even in older cases like that of the murder of Claudia Lawrence.”

If you need investigative advice then contact Reading Private Investigators now. Tod is waiting now to take your call on 0118 449 2198

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