When the forensics team arrived, they taped off the property. The officers knew that the more time elapsed, the harder it would be to solve such a crime. They also knew they were on a time restriction, since the victims had been deceased for an extensive amount of time.
The victims’ hands were bagged as evidence, since they had defended themselves. Other evidence included their broken-off artificial nails, strands of their long black hair found in different parts of the living room and kitchen, and splattered blood that stained the carpet in various places. All of these things proved that the victims tried to flee from their attacker or attackers, explained Det. Nutter.
Also found on the bodies was what appeared to be dark semishort coarse hair, which Det. Brown said reminded him of a pony he had had as a child. Since finding the birds, and snakes, he claimed not to be surprised by anything discovered in the home.
While Brown and Nutter canvassed the inside of the home, they had the uniforms canvass the area and look for any witnesses who had either seen or heard something. They soon found an elderly couple who had heard what sounded like arguing coming from the home, but had ignored it. They said they kept their noses to themselves.