Note: Ted's handwritten notes on the report are included as footnotes.
Guilford County Sheriff's Department
1. Incident Number:951009027
2. Identification Officer:S.G.CROSS
3. Requesting Officer:Sgt. L.LINDELL/B.YARBOROUGH
4. Type of Case:Homicide/Arson
5. Notified Time/Date:0610 hrs.
6. Arrival Time/Date:0630 hrs. 101095
7. Completion Time/Date:2100 hrs.
8. Victim/Address:Patricia Gale
KIMBLE 2104 Brandon Station Ct. Pleasant Garden
9. Duties Performed:
10. Narrative of Crime Scene:On Tuesday, October 10, 1995, this unit was dispatched to the above address in reference to assisting on a Arson involving a death. Upon arrival contact was made with Sgt. L.A.LINDELL and Guilford County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Technician Brian YARBOROUGH. Sgt. LINDELL informed me that a fire had been reported at this residence at approximately 2045 hrs. on October 9, 1995, and that a body had been discovered. The body, later identified as that of 28 year old Patricia KIMBLE, of this address, had already been removed prior to my arrival. An inner and outer perimeter
using crime scene tape had already
The residence is a single story wood
frame, ranch style house that is blue in color. There is a two car
garage, with cement floor and no doors, attached to the left side of
the residence that is still under
Entering the residence through the connecting garage door, which is wood and a solid piece of glass, you enter into the kitchen and dining room area. This area suffered a high level of smoke and water damage. Items of interest in this area were a pour pattern on the kitchen floor, a [clean] circular area near the back door and a set of keys that were on the floor. The room off to the right of the kitchen is the living room. This room had severe fire, smoke and water damage. The living room carpet had been peeled back from the padding and a pour pattern was evident. A couch, that faced into the living room and the back of which was to the hall, also showed a pour pattern down the front. The hallway suffered the most damage. Before my arrival a metal ladder had been placed over a gaping hole where the floor had fallen through to the crawl space underneath. This ladder enabled us to get from the living room to the other rooms along the hall. On the right side of the hall was a laundry room. The next room is a guest bedroom. It appeared to be mostly intact with some smoke and water damage. The last room on the right is another bedroom. It appeared to have been(somewhat) ransacked and also had smoke and water damage. The first room on the left off of the hall is a bathroom. It was severely burned. The last room on the left is the master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom off to the left. This bedroom appeared to have been systematically ransacked. All of the drawers were pulled out with most completely removed from the chest and bureaus. The mattress was turned over. A large square area on the wall a the head of the bed was devoid of smoke. A large mirror sat on the floor on the right side of the bed. A Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun was found on the floor at the foot of the bed near the door to the closet. It was lying partially underneath a holster. There was heavy smoke and water damage to this room. The intact remains of a medium sized white dog
were found on
the the bathroom floor. The inside of the crime scene showing the
layout of the house and other items of interest were videotaped and
photographed by this unit and Sgt. LINDELL.
Eddie HARRIS then requested that I assist in collecting samples to
the sent for analysis to determine if any accelerants were present.
Numbered cones were placed by the areas to be sampled and were
photographed prior to any samples being removed.
collected by this unit are the GLOCK 21 handgun from the master
bedroom, (1) GLOCK 21 magazine from the handgun and (11)
Remington-Peters Golden Saber .45 auto cartridges from the magazine
and (1) Remington-Peters Golden Saber auto cartridge from the barrel
of the GLOCK 21 handgun, several hairsA
both white and dark from the barrel of the Glock 21 handgun, (1) red
fireeplace lighter found on the floor in the living room just to the
right of the fireplace, and in the "off" position, (1) tan
telephone/answering machine from the kitchen floor with [(1)]
mini-cassette inside, the set of keys found on the kitchen floor,
the purse and the contents from the front passenger seat of the
SUBARU, contents of the glove compartment, console and console tray,
and driver's side pocket of SUBARU and carpet/padding samples from
various areas inside the residence. All items were documented by
photographs, and or videotape, before being collected. The film has
been processed, the latents have been submitted to AFIS, the Glock
handgun, the cartridge from the barrel of the Glock, and two
cartridges from the magazine from the GLOCK and the carpet samples
have been sent to the SBI for various types of analyses and the
ADid these hairs match Patricias?
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