by Desiree Bonck
It was January 19, 2012 and dogs and cats were going missing. Leo a forensic scientist was determined to solve who was taking the animals and why.
This story was inspired by a group forensics class Desiree is taking - pictured here! And then scroll down to continue reading the story below it!
Leo was in a house. Someone took a dog and tried to hide their finger prints, and failed. Leo's friend, Josh, was using a blue light and black dust to collect the finger print so they could bring it to their lab. The next day everything was ready.
"So, I matched up the finger prints with a man named Mark Anderson," Leo told Josh.
"Do you know where he lives?" asked Josh.
Leo gave Josh a folder of information about the person. "I did a little research," he told him.
"Wow, this folder is really heavy for a little research," Josh said, sarcastic.
"I am surprised no one suspected him. He also lives on the same street as the three victims, and he has been caught for a crime like this four years back," Leo said.
"I heard the detectives went to someones house. Did they go to Mark's house," Josh asked, looking in the folder.
"Don't you think the detectives would have seen the cats and dogs since they were there?" Leo asked.
"We have finger prints and his history of cat-napping. That should be it," Josh told him.
"It doesn't seem right. Why is he dog-napping, when he has a history of cat-napping?" Leo asked, out loud.
"I can get Don to question the three victims," Josh told Leo.
Leo went over to Josh and said, "They already did that, and there was only one spot where we found evidence."
"Okay...Then I can ask Don to question Mark directly," Josh said, looking at the papers.
"I don't feel right about all this, but we can get Don to question him," Leo said.
Josh put the papers aside, and made a call on his phone, "Hey Don, Can I ask you a favor? Good. Can you question Mark Anderson. He lives.....Oh......Yeah...Really," Josh looked at Leo surprised," Okay. Thanks.....Bye," Josh hung up the phone. He looked at Leo like he was confused.
What did she tell you," Leo asked. "First off..They already talked to him...second of all...he's allergic to dogs."
"But now I am really confused. His finger print was at the scene of the crime, and he's allergic to dogs," Josh was thinking really hard.
Leo looked at him,"What if he had help? What if he has the cats and someone has the dogs?"
"But the thing is Mark doesn't really have any friends. His daughter comes over every week to check on him," Josh said, writing down notes.
"Did they question his daughter?" Leo asked.
"Yes, and they didn't find anything suspicious," he told Leo.
"I want to check something. Are there any cameras on the street? If so, I want to check them, Josh,"
"I can go see if I can go get photo images of the street if it does have have cameras - but I can also do this," Josh went to his computer," Come over here, I can get to the street by messing around with this and wah lah! Here you go,"
Josh handed the computer to Leo. "Okay, thanks," Leo took the computer and started to watch the videos fast forward. After two hours Leo finally found something.
"Josh! Look," Leo was pointing at a person dressed in black. "Isn't that..," Josh looked at Leo. "Play it," Josh commanded.
In the video two more people showed up holding the missing dog. "It is! Those are the victims," Josh yelled. "So, why were Mark's finger prints..," then Josh's questioned was answered. "They were framing him, but why?"
"Lets get some questions answered from them," Leo said, to Josh.
Two days later Josh and Leo found out the victims didn't like Mark. The three victims planted his finger prints at the crime scene to get revenge. They also found out the list of cat-nappings Mark was changed with was also done by the same three people.
Mark was proven innocent and the three people were sentenced to jail for one year.
As for the pets who were kidnapped by their own owners, they all got new homes.
~ THE END