Date: May 9, 1994 To: ADIC, Washington Metropolitan Field Office FBI File No. 29D-LR-35063 40324038 S/D QV ZG WK Lab No. UD Wp AL QW ZT VY ZZ AR 4033007 S/D QV ZG WK UD Wp AL VY ZZ AR 40405047 S QV RU Reference: communication dated 3/29/94 40413029 S QV 40414002 S/D QV QW WP Your No. 29D-LR-35063 AL 40422001 S QV QW Re: MOZARK MAJOR CASE #106 OO : Little Rock Specimens received: March 24, 1994 specimens personally delivered by SSA william Colombell on March 24, 1994 (Laboratory Nuumber 40324038 S/D QV ZG WK UD WP AL QW ZT VY ZZ AR) : Ql Cartridge (2) Q2 cartridge case (3) Q3 Eyeglasses (4) Q4 Jacket (10) Q4A Handkerchief (10) Q5 Tie (11) Q6A-Q6F Miscellaneous papers (13) Q7 -Q7D Key ring and keys (14) Page 1 (over) This Report ls Furnished For Official Use Only Q8 Shirt (16) Q9 T-shirt (17) Q10 Shorts (18), Qll Pants (19) Q11A Belt (19) Q12-Q13 Socks (20) Q14-Q15 Shoes (21) Q16 Map (23) Q17-Q18 Two pairs of glasses (24) Q19 Birthday card (25) Q20 Piece of paper (26) Q21 Box of checckooks (27) Q22 Card (28) Q23 Bottle (29) Q24 Can. (30) Q25 Pack of cigarettes (31) Q26 Bottle of Kaopectate (32) i Q27 Corkscrew (33) Q28 Miscellaneous items from ashtray (34), Q29 Torn note and envelope resbmitted from Laboratory Number 30730011 D/S UD UJ (Ql) (35) Q30 Brown paper from around Kl barrel, white filter paper and white wrapping paper (37) Q31-Q3lC Paper on which clothes were dried (38) Q32 Negatives (39) Page 2 (over) 40324038 S/D QV K1.38 Special caliber Colt revolver, Serial Number 355055 (1) K2 Known head hair pulled from VINCENT FOSTER (22) K3 Known blood sample from VINCENT FOSTER (36) Specimens personally delivered by SSA William Colombell on March 30, 1994 (Laboratory Number 40330007 S/D QV ZG WK UD WP AL QW VY Z Z AR) : ALSO SUBMITTED : Initial Mobile Crime Lab Report of scene of death (Tab 46) Evidence Control Receipt for weapon, one casing, and one round (Tab 47) Department of Treasury, ATF National Tracing Center, Report of Firearms Tracing, both serial number (Tab 48) Metropolitan Police Department certificate of No Record of Firearms Registration for Weapon (Tab 49) Photo of weapon shown to Foster's sister and John Sloan's correspondence reference same (Tab 50) U.S. Park Police letter request ATF to perform forensic testing on evidence from the Foster Case, and result of tests from ATF (Tab 51) Evidence Control Receipt listing Foster's personal property found at the scene (Tab 52) Mobile Crime Lab Report on police action attending the autopsy (Tab 53) Mobile Crime Lab Report on processing Foster's vehicle (Tab 54) Mobile Crime Lab Report on the efforts to locate the spent bullet (Tab 55) Mobile Crime Lab Report on processing the weapon for latent fingerprints (Tab 56) Page 3 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Mobile Crime Lab Report on the "Foster Note" and the U.S. capitol Police report of their examination of the "Foster Note" (Tab 57) Mobile Crime Lab Reports reference the note and copies of the FBI's report on the examination of the note for their investigation into possible obstruction of justice (Tab 58) Evidence control receipt of "Foster Note" (Tab 63) Report of Autopsy and Toxicologist's Report on Foster (Tab 66) Copies of personal papers found in Foster' s wallet (Tab 67) Spec imens personally delivered by SSA James Corby on April 5, 1994 (Laboratory Number 40405047 S QV RU) : Q33 Bullet (1) Q34 Bullet (2) Q35-Q40 Six cartridge cases (3) Q41-Q42 Two bullets (4) Q43 Cartridge case (5) Q44 Bullet (6) Q45 cartridge case (7) Q46 Bullet (8) Q47 Bullet (9) Q48 Bullet (10) Q49 Bullet (11) Q50-Q51 Two bullets (12) Q52-Q53 Two cartridge cases (13) Q54-Q55 Two cartridge cases (14) Page 4 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Q56-Q57 Two shotshell casings (14) Q58 Bullet (14) Q59 Miscellaneous items found at crime scene Specimens personally delivered by Jim Bell on April 12, 1994 (Laboratory Number 40413029 S QV) : ALSO SUBMITTED: Report and notes of Carol Rosati, ATF Firearms Identification Examiner Disk with photos taken by Carlo Rosati, ATF F irearms identification Examiner Specimens personally delivered by SSA William Colombell on April 13, 1994 (Laboratory Number 40414002 S/D QV QW WP AL) : Q60-Q72 Thirteen autopsy photographs of VINCENT FOSTER Q73-Q86 Copies of fourteen death scene photographs of VINCENT FOSTER ALSO SUBMITTED: Roll of film taken at crime scene by Dr. Luke Specimens delivered by Dr. James Luke on April 21, 1994 (Laboratory Number 40422001 S QV QW) : Q87 Copy of photo of items 1, 2, 3. Q88-Q92 Copies of five polaroids taken at scene by Sgt. Edwards Q93-Q100 Copies of eight polaroids taken at scene by Officer Simonello. Q101-Ql13 Copies of thirteen polaroids taken during autopsy by Dr. Beyer Q114-Q127 Fourteen 35mm photos taken during autopsy by Dr. Beyer Page 5 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Result of examination : FIREARMS : Specimen Q2 is a.38 Special caliber cartridge case of Remington manufacture which was identified as having been fired in the K1 revolver. Several pieces of ball smokeless powder were removed from the Q2 cartridge case in the Laboratory. Specimen Q1 is a.38 Special caliber cartridge of Remington manufacture which is loaded with a round-nosed lead bullet. The Q1 cartridge and the Q2 cartridge case are similar in caliber type and manufacturer and bear similar "R-P.38 Spl HV.' headstamps. The bullet was removed from the Q1 cartridge in the Laboratory. The K1 revolver functioned normally when test fired in the Laboratory. The trigger pulls (single action and double action) were normal for the K1 revolver. One piece of ball smokeless powder was removed from the Q3 glasses in the Laboratory. This piece of ball smokeless powder could have been deposited on the Q3 glasses from the cylinder blast or muzzle blast of the K1 revolver when fired. Ball smokeless powder was also removed from the Q30 paper in the Laboratory. When the Q8 shirt was rece ived in the Laboratory, the resultant color reaction for a positive reaction for the sodium rhodizonate test was apparent. This reaction was positive for vaporized lead and very fine particulate lead ; it was noted on the front of the Q8 shirt. This type= of reaction is consistent with the type of reaction expected when a firearm is discharged in close proximity to this portion of the shirt. It is consistent with muzzle blast or cylinder blast from a revolver like the Kl revolver using ammunition like specimens Ql and Q2. Subsequent chemical process ing of the Q8 shirt in the Laboratory revealed lead residues in a small area near the sixth button from the col lar on the front of the Q8 shirt. This reaction could have been caused by contact with a source of lead residues. Lead residues were also detected on the underside of the edge of the collar on the left side of the Q8 shirt. This small area of lead residues could have been caused by the discharge of a firearm consistent with the positive reaction noted above when the Q8 shirt was received in the Laboratory. Page 6 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Apparent gunshot residue (smoke) was noted in the Q60, Q112, Q125, Q126 and Q127 photographs on the side of the right forefinger and web area of the victim's right hand. These residues are consistent with the disposition of smoke from muzzle blast or cylinder blast when the K1 revolver is fired using ammunition like that represented by specimens Ql and Q2 when this area of the right hand is positioned near the front of the cylinder or to the side of and near the muzzle. The mark on the inside of the right thulmb which is visible in the Q60 photograph is consistent with a mark produced by the trigger of the Kl revolver when this portion of the right thulmb is wedged between the front of the trigger and the inside of the front of the trigger guard of the Kl revolver when the trigger rebounds (moves forward). The trigger of the Kl revolver automatically rebounds when released after firing (single or double action) or whenever the trigger is released after it is moved to the rear. This mark is consistent with the position of the right thulmb of the victim in the trigger guard of the revolver in the Q77, Q79 and Q97 photographs. The position of the victims hand in the Q77, Q79 and Q97 photographs relative to the revolver and the apparent deposition of gunshot residue (smoke) visible in the Q60, Q112, Q125, Q126 and Q127 photographs is consistent with, but not limited to, the following position of the right hand during firing.. Pulling the trigger of the K1 revolver with the right thumb ; single or double action, or having the right thumb inside the trigger guard with the web area and side of the right forefinger near the front of the cylinder. Based on differences in caliber, bullet type and/or the rifling impressions present in these bullets, specimens Q33, Q34, Q41, Q42, Q44, Q47, Q48, Q49, Q51 and Q58 can be eliminated as having been fired from the Kl revolver or they are dissimilar to the type of bullet loaded into the Q1 cartridge. Specimens Q35 through Q40, Q43, Q45 and Q52 through Q57 are dissimilar to the type of ammunition components represented by specimens Ql and Q2 and those commonly fired in the Kl revolver. Page 7 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Photographs of the victim at the incident scene depict apparent blood stains on his face and the right Shoulder of his dress shirt. The staining on the shirt covers the top of the shoulder from the neck to the top of the arm and consists of saturating stains typical of having been caused by a flow of blood onto or soaking into the fabric. The stains on his face take the form of two drain tracks and one larger contact stain. Contact bloodstaining occurs when an object bearing wet blood comes in contact with an unstained object, leaving blood on the latter. The drain tracks extend from the right corner of the victim' s mouth back toward and below the right ear and from the right nostril over the right cheek toward the temple area and above the right ear. The victim's body is depicted at the scene in a supine position with his face looking generally straight up, and the head not turned to either side. While the exact positioning of the victim's head relative to the ground and the contour of the ground itself are not known, the dra ining tracks suggest his head was tipped back slightly when the draining of blood occurred. The contact stain on the right cheek and jaw of the victim is typical of having been caused by a blotting action, such as would happen if a blood-soaked object was brought in contact with the side of his face and taken away, leaving the observed pattern behind. The closest blood-bearing object which could have caused this staining is the right shoulder of the victim's shirt. The quantity, configuration and distribution of the blood on the shirt and the right cheek and jaw of the victim are consistent with the jaw being in contact with the shoulder of the shirt at some time. The available photographs depict the victim's head not in contact with the shirt and therefore indicate that the head moved or was moved after being in contact with the shoulder. The specific manner of this movement is not known. An examination of the clothing of the victim disclosed extensive bloodstaining over the Q8 shirt and Q9 T- shirt which is inconsistent with that observed at the scene on spec imen Q8. it should be noted, however, that dur ing the normal course of such scene investigations, movement of the victim at or from the scene by investigative or medical personnel may result in stain patterns not specifically relevant to reconstruction of the original events surrounding the incident. photographs taken before and after such actions often display apparent inconsistencies when attempts are made to relate the stain patterns to the incident itself. Page 9 (over) 40324038 S/D QV SEROLOGiCAL ANALYSES: Grouping tests conducted on the K3 blood sample and the human blood identified on the below-listed specimens disclosed the following : K3 "PGM 2-2+, Hp 2, Gc 1F1S" Q8 "PGM 2-2+" Q9 "PGM 2-2+, Hp 2, Gc lFlS" Attempts to further characterize Q8 were inconclusive. Human blood, too limited in amount for conclusive grouping purposes, was identified on Q11A. Blood, too limited in amount for conclusive origin determination, was identified on Q15. A preliminary chemical test for the presence of blood was positive on a stain of human origin on, Q10. however, the presence of blood could not be confirmed. A preliminary chemical test for the presence of blood was positive on stains on Q4A and Q11; however, the presence of blood could not be confirmed due to a limited amount of stain. No blood was identified on Q3, Q4, Q5, Q12 through Q14, Q30 or Kl. Semen was identified on Q10. No semen was identified on Q4, Q4A, Q5, Q8, Q9 or Qll. DNA ANALYSIS.. DNA DQ alpha types as listed were detected for the following specimens : Specimens DNA DO alpha Type K3 (FOSTER) 2, 4 Kl (Muzzle portion of barrel) 2, 4 Q6F (envelope flap) Q6F (stamp) 3, 4. Based on the DNA DQ alpha results, the source of K3 is included as a potential contributor to the DNA detected in specimen Kl. The estimated percentage of selecting an unrelated, individual at random from the population having DQ alpha type 2, 4 as detected in specimens K3 and Kl, is approximately 6 percent of Caucasians, 8 percent of Blacks and 8 percent of Hispanics. Page 10 (over) 40324038 S/D QV Based on the DNA DQ alpha results, the source of K3 is excluded as a potential contributor to the DNA detected on specimens Q6F. There was insufficient DNA for DNA DQ alpha analysis on specimens Q3, Q6E, Q23, Q24 and Q29. No DNA examinations were conducted on spec imens Q6A through Q6D and Q30. HAIRS AND FIBERS. Blonde to light brown head hairs of Caucasian origin which are dissimilar to the head hairs in the K2 known head hair sample from vincent Foster were found in the debris removed from the Q9 T-Shirt, the Qll through QllA pants and belt and the Q12 through Q15 socks and shoes. These hairs have been mounted on glass microscope slides and will be preserved for possible future comparisons. No other hairs which were dissimilar to the known hairs of the deceased and which were suitable for significant comparison purposes were found in the debris from specimens Q4, Q5, Q8 through Q15 or Q31 through Q31C. Carpet type fibers of various colors were found in the debris from specimens Q4, Q5, Q8, Q10 through Q15, Q3 1B and Q3 lC. These colors include white, tan, gray, blue, red and green. These. fibers will also be preserved for possible future comparisons. it was also noted that a n"umber of red/dark pink wool f ibers were found in the debris from specimens Q9, Q12 through Q15, Q31A and Q31C. The sources of these wool and carpet fibers or their possible significance is unknown to the Laboratory. No apparent damage, i. e. cuts, tears abraded areas or missing buttons, was noted on the Q4, Q5 or Q8 through Q15 clothing items. OPTiCAL EXAMiNATiONS : The wire frame, dark lens glasses, specimen Q17, are non-prescription Ray-Ban sunglasses. There are subtle indentations on the earpieces, an indication of chewing/biting. Page 11 (over) 40324038 S/D QV The frames and nosepad appear bent, l ikely due to damage rather than an intentional adj ustment. Due to the type of glasses and the nature of their condition, no physical or visual characteristics of the wearer can be determined. The second pair of glasses, Sanford Hutton frames, specimen Q18, has tinted prescription lenses : Right eye -300 sph +150 x 123 degrees (-150 sph -150 cyl x 33 degrees) Left eye -325 or -350 sph +50 x 90 degrees (-275 or -300 sph - 50 cyl x 180 degrees) The pupillary distance (PD) is 73mm. The lenses are compound, the wearer is nearsighted and has an astigmatism in both eyes. The rose colored lenses were original ly grey. The color change is due to sun exposure. Subtle indentations on the earpieces indicate chewing/biting. The pair of glasses, specimen Q3, has prescription lenses : Right eye -125 sph -125 x 20 degrees (-250 sph +125 cyl x 110 degrees) Left eye -275 sph - 50 x 175 degrees (-325 sph +50 cyl x 85 degrees) The PD is 71 mm. The wearer is nearsighted and has an astigmatism in both eyes. Subtle indentations on the earpieces indicate chewing/biting. Also, the earpieces on the Q3 glasses move very easily. Given the large PD and the prescription of the lenses, the two prescription glasses, specimens Q18 and Q3, could have been worn by the same individual. The small numerical differences regarding the lenses are not significant and could be the result of analytical error when examining the patient, medications taken by the patient concurrent with their examination, analytical error when preparing the lenses or any combination thereof. MiNEROLOGY.. The clothing and the paper on which the clothes were dried, specimens Q4, Q5, Q8 through Q15 and Q3 1, respectively, did not contain coherent soil. However, a few, small particles of mica were observed in the debris from the clothes the - - -., victim was wearing when he was found by law enforcement authorities, specimens Q8 through Q15, and the drying paper, , specimen Q31. The presence of a few, small particles of mica on these specimens is reasonable given the micaceous soil found at the crime scene. Debris recovered from the victim' s jacket and tie, specimens Q4 and Q5, found in the victim' s car, did not contain like mica. . DOCUMENT. indented writing in the wording "'VU Parking Ticket" was observed on the back of the Q6b "Ty Tippet"' business card. No other indented writing was observed on specimens Q6, Q16, Q19 through Q22, Q28, and Q29. PHOTOGRAPHi C :. The 35mm color negatives (Q32) were examined to locate frames for photographic enhancement. The selected frames (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18) were printed using Kodak Ultra print paper to produce maximum image detail. Due to the negatives having been underexposed during the photographic process, l imited detail could be extracted from each of the selected frames. KEY EXAMiNATiONS : Specimen Q7 consists of a key ring containing four keys, a plast.ic tab and a metal tag with the inscription : THANK YOU COOK JEEP SALES Little Rock, Ark. Ph 37 4-4848 Examination of the four keys determined they are consistent with the type of keys utilized in door and cabinet locks. The Q7 A key bears the inscription. "U.S. PROPERTY DO NOT DUPLiCATE" and has Medeco type cuts. Such cuts indicate that this key was intended for use in high security.1ocks. The Q7B key is of the type utilized in double bitted cam locks which are used for cabinet drawers, vending machines, lock boxes, etc. Page 13 (over) 40324038 S/D QV The Q7C and the Q7D keys are conventionally cut keys which are utilized in standard door locks. FiNGERPRiNT.. You will be separately advised concerning the results of the requested latent fingerprint examinations. ADMiNiSTRATiVE/DiSPOSiTiON : RFLP DNA examinations are continuing on specimens K3 and Q10 and will take several weeks to complete. You will be advised of the results of those examinations as soon as they are completed. The photographs produced during the above-mentioned photographic examinations of specimen Q32 and specimen Q32 were retuded to SSA Larry Monroe on May 9, 1994. Specimens Q60 through Q72, Q73 through Q86 and the negatives, photographs and sl ides produced from the AT SO SUBMittED film from Laboratory Number 40414002 S QV QW WP AL and specimens Q101 through Q127 were retuded to SSA Colombell on May 3, 1994. You will be separately advised conceding the disposition of the remaining submitted specimens. . . . Page 14 40324038 S/D QV FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION W ASHINGTON, D. c. 20535 Date: June 13, 1994 To: ADIc, Washington Metropol itan F ield Office FBIFile No. 29D-LR-35063 LabNo. 40525002 S QV WP ZG VY ZZ Reference: Also submitted communication received May 25, 1994 Your No. 29D-LR-35063 Re: MOZARK MAJOR CASE #106 00 : Little Rock Specimens received May 25, 1994 Specimens personal ly del ivered by SSA Larry Monroe on May 25, 1994 : ALSO SUBMITTED : Note regarding issues being posed to obtain clarification or observations in regard to May 9, 1994 Laboratory Report Result of examination: Reference is made to the FBI Laboratory report dated May 9, 1994, submitted in connection with this case. Page 1 (over) This Report Is Furnished For Official Use Only FiREARMS.. Issue No. 1 in the ALSO SUBMIttED note relates to the positive color reaction for vaporized lead and fine particulate lead which was noted on the front of the Q8 shirt when it was received in the Laboratory. As noted in the referenced report, the presence of these gunshot residues (vaporized lead and fine . consistent with firing a firearm in close particulate lead) iS proximity to this portion of the Q8 shirt. Further, it was noted that the presence of these gunshot res idues was consistent with the muzzle blast or cylinder blast which was noted when the Kl revolver was fired using. ammunition like that represented by specimens Q1 and Q2. it cannot be concluded that the Kl revolver produced these gunshot res idues ; however, they are consistent with the cylinder blast or the muzzle blast which would be produced if the Kl revolver was fired in close proximity to the front of the Q8 shirt. issue No. 2 in the ALSO SUBMITTED note related to the finding of one piece of ball smokeless powder on the Q3 glasses when examined in the Laboratory. No determination can be made as to the position of the Q3 glasses at the time of death. it is noted, however, that ball smokeless powder can be deposited down range from the muzzle of a firearm when fired (muzzle blast) and to the sides of the front of the cylinder (cylinder blast) when a revolver is fired. it is noted in the referenced report that this piece of ball powder could have been deposited on the Q3 glasses from the cylinder blast or muzzle blast of the Kl revolver when fired. Also, in the referenced report, it was noted that the earp ieces on the Q3 glasses move very easily. CHEMiCAL ANALYSES : it was previously reported that no ball-shaped gunpowder was identified on the tissue samples from the inside of FOSTER' S mouth, when examined at the Office of the Medical Examiner for Northern V irginia. inasmuch as these tissue samples were prepared in a way which is not conducive to retaining unconsumed gunpowder particles, these findings are not unexpected. Also, unconsumed gunpowder particles are different from residue of gunpowder. The FBI Laboratory findings are not inconsistent with the Pathologists' Report relating to a suicide finding in which the muzzle of the firearm was in FOSTER' S mouth. Page 2 (over) 40525002 S QV To determine if a person could have been shot by a particular firearm, the gunpowder from a fired cartridge case can be compared with gunpowder from a victim. it was previously reported that ball-shaped gunpowder was identified on the Q3 eyeglasses and in the scrapings from Q8, Q9, Q3 0 and Q3 1. This gunpowder is physically and chemically similar to the gunpowder identified in the Q2 cartridge case. One flattened ball-shaped gunpowder particle and one perforated disk-shaped gunpowder particle physically different from the gunpowder identified in the Q2 cartridge case was identified in the scrapings from Q12 through Q15, and Q3 lB, respectively. The flattened ball-shaped gunpowder particle from the Q12 through Q15 scrapings is not consistent with having originated from a fired cartridge. The significance of these findings is that approximately 20 gunpowder particles from Q3, Q8, Q9, Q30 and Q3 1, which are consistent with being depos ited from the muzzle/cylinder blast of the Kl revolver when fired, matched the gunpowder from the Q2 cartr idge case and that only two particles did not match and that one of the two was not consistent with having originated from a fired cartridge. Also, the one which was consistent with coming from a fired cartridge was found on a piece o f paper used to dry FOSTER ' S clothes. The source of these two particles is unknown ; however, they are not likely associated with this investigation. SEROLOGiCAL ANALYSES : The following information is provided regarding the processing of the specimen.K1.38 Special caliber Colt revo lver, Serial Number 355055, for the presence of blood on April 22, 1994 in the FBI Laboratory.. A v isual examination of Kl did not reveal the presence of any stains consistent with blood on the exterior surfaces of the weapon. The presence or absence of saliva on a specimen such as K1 cannot be determined by a v isual examinat ion. The entire surface area of K1 was not subj ected to chemical testing for the presence of blood or saliva inasmuch as Kl was to be subsequently processed in the FBI Laboratory for the presence of latent fingerprints and DNA. A general swabbing of the entire surface of Kl for the presence of blood or saliva could remove and/ or destroy latent fingerprints and/ or DNA. Therefore, only limited areas on the outer and inner surfaces of the barrel were selected and subj ected to chemical testing for the presence of blood with negative results. Page 3 (over) 40525002 S QV It is also pointed out that the inability to detect blood or saliva on a specimen such as Kl, does not preclude subsequent DNA test ing. specimen Kl appeared to have been previously processed for latent fingerprints prior to receipt by the FBI Laboratory. it should be noted that the processing of K1 for latent fingerprints prior to receipt by the FBI Laboratory could have removed, degraded and/ or obscured any blood that may have been initial ly present to the extent that subsequent visual examination and chemical testing for the presence of blood by the FBI Laboratory would y ield negative results. DNA ANALYSES : The following information is provided regarding the examination of item Kl for the presence of DNA by DQ alpha analys is. item K1 was examined for the presence of human DNA. The exterior circumference of the barrel was swabbed from the bore area to a distance of 5 cm extending from the muzzle end. Human DNA was extracted from the swab and type as DQ alpha type 2, 4. This is consistent with the DQ alpha type of the victim FOSTER. Human DNA is contained within almost cells within the human body. These cells can be carried in many body fluids such as blood, saliva, urine or semen (in males). DNA from cells contained in the blood of an individual would be the same as DNA taken from cells contained in that individual, s sal iva. The DNA analysis conducted on item K1 is specific for human DNA. This test cannot determine i f the source o f the DNA was blood or saliva. MiNERALOGY : Mica was recovered from the individual specimens Q8 through Q10. Specimens Qll and Q11a, pants and belt, respectively, were packaged together. Mica was observed on the pants prior to scraping them. Both specimens were scraped together given that they were packaged together. Mica WaS also observed in the collective scraping of these specimens. Specimens Q12 through Q15, shoes and socks, were packaged together. Hence, these spec imens were scraped together and the collective debris examined. Mica was observed in the collective debris. Page 4 (over) 40525002 S QV Specimens Q4 and Q5, jacket and tie, were packaged together and scraped accordingly. No mica was observed in the collective debris. Specimens Q31 through Q31c, the paper on which the clothes were dried, were packaged together. Accordingly, observed mica in the debris cannot be attributed to a specific specimen. ADMiNiSTRATiVE : The response to the issues in the ALSO SUBMittED note relating to the fingerprint examination (issue No. 6) and the death scene search (issue No. 7) will be reported separately. Page 5 40525002 S QV FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535 Date: May 9, 1994 To: ADIC, WMFO FBI File No. 29D-LR-35063 Lab No. E-2700 Reference: Specimens received March 24, 1994 Your No. 29D-LR-3 5063 Re: MOZARK; MAJOR CASE 106 Specimens received: April 15, 1994 in Latent Fingerprint section specimens : Q2, cartridge..case Q3, eyeglasses (processed prior to receipt) Q6, miscellaneous papers Q7, key ring Q16, map Q17 and Q18, two pairs of glasses Q19, card Q20, piece of paper Q21, box of checkbooks Q22, card Q23, bottle Q24, can Q25, pack of cigarettes Q26, bottle of Kaopectate (continued on next page) 1 - WMFO (175B-WF-187743) This Report is Furnished for Official Use Only ADIC, WMFo May 9, 1994 continuation of specimens : Q27, corkscrew Q28, miscellaneous items from ashtray K1, 38 caliber colt Revolver, bearing serial number 355055 (processed prior to receipt) The results of the other requested forensic examinations and the disposition of the specimens will be furnished in a separate report. The specimens were examined and eight latent fingerprints and one latent palm print of value were present or developed on the underside of a pistol grip removed from K1, a business card, two envelopes and a greeting card, parts of Q6. Seven latent fingerprints are not the fingerprints of VINCENT WALKER FOSTER, JR., FBI #740702RA9. The remaining latent fingerprint (side area) was compared with the available fingerprints of FOSTER, but no identification was effected. Clearly and completely recorded inked impressions of the side areas of the fingers and palm prints are necessary for conclusive comparisons. Page 2, LC #E-2700 7-, Rev. 2-21-91) - - laboratory - FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WASHINGT0N, D.C. 20535 Date: June 9, 1994 To: ADIC, WMFO FBI File No. 29D-LR-35063 LabNo. E-2700 . Reference: Communication and list of issues raised by the independent Counsel dated May 26, 1994 Your No. 29D-LR-35063 Re: MOZARK; MAJOR CASE 106 ; FAG-SBA; FIF Specimens received: May 3 1, 1994 in Latent Fingerprint section Specimens : Q131, fingerprint card of VINcENT W. FOSTER, JR. The results of the other requested forens ic examinations and the disposition of the specimen will be furnished in a separate report. Nine latent fingerprints previously reported in the captioned case are not the fingerprints of FOSTER. The remaining latent fingerprint (side area) was compared with the available fingerprints of FOSTER, but no identification was effected. Clearly and completely recorded inked impressions of the side areas of the fingers and palm prints are necessary for conclusive comparisons. (Continued on next page) 1 - Little Rock This Report Is Furnished For Official Use Only ADIC, WMFO June 9, 1994 The following statement is in response to the supplemental request of the independent Counsel for commentary as to why FOSTER, s pr ints were not found on the weapon : After i received K1, pistol, i examined it for latent prints by visual examination, laser, cyanoacrylate, laser dye, and appropr iate f ingerpr int powders. No latent pr ints were detected on the exter ior surface of the weapon. Upon removing the grips from the weapon, one latent fingerprint was visible on the underside of the right pistol grip, approximately two inches from the base of the gr ip. Generally, the determining factors in leaving latent prints are having a transferable substance, i. e., sweat, sebaceous oil or other substance on the fingers, and having a surface that is receptive to receiving the substance that forms the latent prints. A clean, smooth, flat surface is most receptive for transfer of any substance from the fingers. Some reasons for the lack of these substances are an individual who does not perspire readily, or an individual who wipes or cleans the hands before touching an item, thus removing any substance from the fingers. Certain atmospheric conditions that an item is subj ected to before discovery of that item, such as outs ide heat, rain, snow, etc., could destroy any latent pr ints on that item. in addition if an item is not protected from excessive handling or friction, latent prints could also be destroyed, thereby causing no latent prints to be detected or developed. Please call Specialist L. G. HU@P, (202) 324-6937, if you have any questions concerning the result of the latent print examination. Page 2 Lc #E-2700 2 - FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATlON WASHlNGTON, D. C. 20535 Date: June 17, 1994 To: ADiC, Washington Metropolitan Field Office FBI File No. 2 9 D-LR-3 5 0 6 3 LabNo. 40602045 S/D QV UD 40617025 D UD Reference: Communications dated June 1, 1994 and June 16, 1994 Your No 29D-LR-35063 Re: MOZARK; MAJOR CASE # 106 OO : LiTTLE ROCK Specimens received: June 2, 1994 Specimens received under cover of communication dated June 1, 1994 (40602045 D UD) K5 One photocopied sheet of paper bearing the known handwriting of VINCENT FOSTER RESUBMISSION OF Q1 (30730011 D UD) AND K4 (40525017 D UD) Specimens received under cover of communication dated June 16, 1994 (40617025 D UD) K6 Handwriting sample bearing the purported known writing of VINCENT FOSTER Results of examination : it was determined that the handwr iting on the previously submitted note designated Q29 in Laboratory report dated May 9, 1994 (Lab #40324038 S/D QV ZG WK UD WP AL QW ZT VY ZZ and AR) was written by VINCENT FOSTER, whose known writings Page 1 (over) Enclosures (2) This Report Is Furnishcd For Official Use Oniy are designated K4 (previously submitted and assigned Lab #40525017 S/D QV ZG UD and VY), K5 (previously submitted and assigned Lab #40602045 S/D QV UD) and K6 (assigned Lab #40617025 D UD). K5 and K6 are returned herewith. The disposition of Q29 and K4 will be reported separately. Appropriate photographs have been made. Page 2 TRANSCRIPT OF NOTE I made mistakes from ignorance, inexperience and overwork. I did not knowingly violate any law or standard of conduct. No one in The White House, to my knowledge, violated any law or standard of conduct, including any action in the travel office. There was no intent to benefit any individual or specific group. The FBI lied in their report to the AG. The press is covering up the illegal benefits they received from the travel staff. The GOP has lied and misrepresented its knowledge and role and covered up a prior investigation. The Ushers Office plotted to have excessive costs incurred, taking advantage of Kaki and HRC. The public will never believe the innocence of the Clintons and their loyal* staff. The WSJ editors lie without consequence. I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport. * A transcript of the note prepared by the Park police identifies this word as "legal".
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