Lowcountry forensics expert trained many investigating Boston Ma - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Lowcountry forensics expert trained many investigating Boston Marathon bombing

Posted: Updated:

Investigators continue searching for clues near the area of the deadly explosions during the Boston Marathon.

There are hundreds of investigators looking for evidence in the area.

Dr. Jacqueline Fish, a vice president at Charleston Southern University, trained 60 of those very investigators with the Boston Police Department.

"Boston is the best trained agency in the country because we've been there 3 times," she said.

Fish explains that there is currently a 24-hour, methodical, step-by-step search for information.

"The crime scene investigators are now dressed in their white coveralls and they are walking shoulder to shoulder looking for any fragment of evidence," she said.

Because this was an explosion incident, evidence can be almost anywhere.

"So, those shards of glass or remnants of metal can be seen anywhere. It's hard to tell just how far reaching that crime scene really is," she explained.

The grim reality is that there is still evidence with many of the victims who are spread out across hospitals in the Boston area.

"Each one of those victims can be considered a crime scene because of the shrapnel that is embedded in their bodies. Those are pieces of physical evidence as well," Fish said.

In that shrapnel could be the clue that cracks the case. Crime scene investigators have to be assigned to those hospitals as well.

"It's not like a doctor can go in and start removing those shards and toss them somewhere. A police officer has to be there to take custody," Fish said.

Other forensic teams are analyzing hundreds of pictures from the race and hours of video.

  • Clemson gets a starting quarterback

    Clemson gets a starting quarterback

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:44:13 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says senior Cole Stoudt is the team's starting quarterback coming out of spring, and injured freshman Deshaun Watson will have the chance to compete for the job this fall.
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says senior Cole Stoudt is the team's starting quarterback coming out of spring, and injured freshman Deshaun Watson will have the chance to compete for the job this fall.
  • Director testifies before panel investigating child deaths and DSS

    Director testifies before panel investigating child deaths and DSS

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:32:53 GMT
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services is testifying before a Senate subcommittee created to investigate the agency. The investigation comes from claims that the agency missed cases of abuse that led to child deaths. County coroners have testified in previous meetings about investigating the deaths of children whose care was connected to DSS. Last month, a Greenville woman told lawmakers the agency misinformed her family about the difficulties of adopting a teenage b...
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services is testifying before a Senate subcommittee created to investigate the agency. The investigation comes from claims that the agency missed cases of abuse that led to child deaths. County coroners have testified in previous meetings about investigating the deaths of children whose care was connected to DSS. Last month, a Greenville woman told lawmakers the agency misinformed her family about the difficulties of adopting a teenage b...
  • MUSC surgeon sees Google Glass in future medical care

    MUSC surgeon sees Google Glass in future medical care

    MUSC surgeon sees Google Glass in future medical care

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:24:09 GMT
    Dr. Joe Sakran says it's pretty clear why Google Glass caught his eye, but it's possibilities are changing the way medicine will be practiced.
    Dr. Joe Sakran says it's pretty clear why Google Glass caught his eye, but it's possibilities are changing the way medicine will be practiced.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.