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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-14-08 10:47 PM
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52. I wouldn't expect
prints or dna evidence to be found on a publicly accessible photocopier. To much time and opportunity for fingerprints to be overprinted with other people's prints, and there wouldn't be enough dna to sample, even with today's capabilities.

However, the thought of dna does bring up a point. What about the envelopes the letters were mailed in? I'm not sure about 7 years ago, but today it's possible to obtain enough dna from the saliva on a postage stamp to test for it.

Of course, someone could simply wet the stamps with a damp sponge. But I don't think testing techniques were advanced enough back then for stamp saliva to be a concern, although I could be mistaken on that.
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