Sample Evidence Transmittal Letter
prepared by interFIRE VR
February 7, 1999
Chief, Forensic Laboratory/Laboratory Examiner
Your Lab or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
The City, The State The Zip
Dear Name Here:
On February 4, 1999 at 5 A.M., a fire occurred at 1534 Bluebird Drive
in Anytown, IL. At the scene, it was determined that the fire was of incendiary
The fire destroyed the upper floor of the two-story single-family home.
Three samples of fire debris were recovered from the area of origin, including
locations alerted to by the K-9. In addition, a door lock that appeared
to have been forced and a potential acclerant container found in a dumpster
near the house were recovered. Finally, a footprint was observed in the
mud leading away from the home and was cast.
It is requested that the material submitted with this letter be examined
according to the list below. Please perform any other examination necessary
which will provide informatin pertinent to the investigation.
This investigation has been assigned case number 99-347B and it would
be helpful if you would refer to this number in future correspondence.
Exhibit 1: Fire debris from behind bed. Please analyze for accelerant.
Exhibit 2: Fire debris from top of bed. Canine alerted here. Please analyze
Exhibit 3: Fire debris from front of dresser. Canine alterted here. Please
analyze for accelerant.
Exhibit 4: Lock and door jamb from back door. Please analyze for tool,
pry, and pick marks. Please analyze for fingerprints.
Exhibit 5: Bleach jug found in dumpster on abutting property behind house.
Please analyze for accelerant and fingerprints.
Exhibit 6: Cast of a footprint. Please analyze for shoe type and size.
Please compare to Exhibit 7. If possible, please determine manufacturer
Exhibit 7: Boots found at the home of a possible suspect. Please compare
to Exhibit 6.
Exhibit 8: Plant matter removed from bottom of Exhibit 7. Please identify
plant. Plant will be compared to those found in the area of the burned home.
If you need any additional information, please contact me at (123) 456-7890.
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