“It’s not like TV,” asked Timmins, “where we see someone shoot … and then they’re [all] covered in blood, is it?”
“That would be atypical.”
In fact, some of it may just be “micro spray” that is not visible upon casual viewing.
Timmins then asked if the investigator could even tell whether or not the assailant was dressed at the time of the shooting.
“No,” said Van Haaften.
Due to where blood and fecal matter and dried blood were, he was able to theorize an order of occurrences for the murder: She was first beaten, knocked unconscious, sexually experimented on, shot in the chest and finally shot in the head.
— News reporter Mark Newman is on Twitter @couriermark