Assisted Suicide Case Summary

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It was a 92 degree fahrenheit morning at 9:45 on August 14th, when Doug Greene placed a call to 911. He informed the police that he was concerned because Anna had been seen wearing a sweater the previous day despite the unusual heat and wasn’t answering her calls or her door. Both the police and the EMT arrived at the crime scene at 9:56 am where they found Anna Garcia lying on the floor. They entered the crime scene and declared Anna dead. The crime scene was then secured at 10:20 am for investigation. The crime scene was confined to a 10’ by 20’ entry hallway. At the crime scene, investigators marked areas where vomit, blood stains, blood spatter, footprints, a strand of hair, scattered pills, a syringe, and dirty cup were lying on the floor. They also discovered fingerprints that could be taken to a lab for analyzation. Anna was found lying face-down against the floor surrounded by blood and vomit near her mouth. The table in the crime scene …show more content…

Her toxicology report confirmed no trace of alcohol or non-prescription and/or prescription drugs. She had no evidence of injury present on her neck, but her right temple was injured with an open wound where bruising is evident that occurred before death. Her abdomen was distended which is often a side effect of death. However, her ankles showed signs of edema and her nails presented ample amount of graying suggesting low oxygen levels indicating her lack in oxygen circulation throughout her body. Lack in oxygen and edema can indicate death by heart failure which is a form of death by natural causes. There was no sign of struggle wounds present on Anna’s body showing she wasn’t assaulted, and the finger and shoeprints belonged to Anna. Thus, eliminating possible clues proving unnatural death. However, the reason Alex Garcia’s fingerprint was obtained at the crime scene is still

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