Karen Smith is a Forensic Specialist and regular guest on CNN, HLN and Nancy Grace's Crime Stories
Gun used in a murder/suicide
Working a homicide.
Dr. Bill Bass
University of Tennessee
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course
Students learn about gravitational drops
Experiments with blood
Blood in a truck bed after application of chemiluminescent reagent Bluestar.
University of Tennessee
AR-15 rifle rounds
A knife was wiped front and back with this jersey, resulting in a mirror pattern.
Fluorescent Powders Training
Anthropological Research Facility
The Body Farm
Two pieces of a vehicle from two separate crime scenes, linking the vehicle to the site of the crash.
How Sherlock Changed the World
Filming for PBS and BBC
Partial shoe impression in blood enhanced with amido black protein stain.
Print on metal
A fingerprint in blood on a metal tube. Enhanced with a light source.
Instructing for FDIAI
ALS and student
A UF student learns how to enhance latent prints with the ALS.
Students uncover a skeleton in Forensic Anthropology class.
Small droplets of blood on a belt buckle.
Bloodstains on Clothing Course
Gunpowder and soot from a revolver.
Light source application shows fluorescence of bleached hair.
Bare Bones Consulting, LLC specializes in forensic consulting and instruction, crime scene, bloodstain pattern and cold case analysis and crime scene reconstruction. Our mission is the discovery and communication of the truth via scientific forensic analysis of criminal and civil cases.
Past projects include crime scene and bloodstain pattern analysis for LAPD, Miami PD, Knoxville PD, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Florida's 4th and 8th and 18th Judicial Circuit Courts. Current projects include a multiple scene homicide and a 51 year-old cold case from North Carolina which has been reopened based upon newly discovered forensic evidence.
Bare Bones Consulting, LLC completes forensic analysis for private attorneys, private investigators, State Attorney's Offices, Defense Attorneys and in some cases, private citizens.
For on-scene, immediate consulting services, please contact via the link.
COLD CASE ANALYSIS
"If you wish to use my name and former position as a retired New York State Supreme Court Justice as a reference please fell free to do so. My recommendation is based on the video I saw of your testimony at trial, which I felt worthy of my recommendation. Good luck."
~Judge Lou Benza, Retired New York State Supreme Court Justice