Pair of Timberline Work Boots


Collected on: December 26, 2002

Collected by:  Detective Rudy Skultety, Crime Scene Manager

Evidence Item No.:  12A-B

Reason:  Found on the front porch, many stains

Received by:  California Department of Justice crime laboratory, Ripon, CA

Received on:  December 30, 2002

Case No:  CV-02-010941

Request No:  01

Tested by:  Pin Kyo

Bates No. for Report: 2126 (Skultety)

Results: Negative, nothing of evidentiary value


Initial Suspicion


Skultety doesn't specify in his testimony why the boots were collected, but I assume it's because they had so many stains that they were suspected of having been worn while Scott engaged in the murder or handling of the body.


The test results


Defense 6L-2 shows the boots on the front porch (in the courtyard) and Defense 6M-2 is Kyo's analysis (click to enlarge). The boots had a total of 35 stains that she tested for blood - all negative. 





The boots were not worn in the commission of any crime related to Laci's disappearance.