Hair samples found at a crime scene can be useful in an investigation. Besides identifying the colour of the hair sample, scientists can distinguish whether the hair has been treated or coloured, test for drugs and poisons that may have been ingested, and may even extract DNA to help positively identify the hair’s owner.
Premise: Hair Samples in the Bedroom
The bedrooms on the second floor were ransacked. It was clear that the perpetrator had spent the weekend at the cottage home. After surveying the rooms, police determined that the culprit had slept in the son’s bedroom. The police carefully searched the bedroom and found hair samples, which they sent to the lab to be processed.
Can your student detectives narrow down the suspect with the hair sample evidence?