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Shoeprints and Tire Tracks


Shoeprints are often times recovered at crime scenes.  These impressions can be compared to the suspect’s shoes to see if those shoes could have made that impression.  Impressions at scenes can be collected in several different ways.  They can be photographed, cast, lifted, and/or the whole item with the impression might be collected.  Please see Evidence Submission for more information.

                                   Suspect's Shoe                        Sulfur cast of the Impression in Snow Left at the Scene
                                                      Suspect’s Shoe                                Sulfur cast of the Impression in 
Snow Left at the Scene 


Tire Tracks

Muddy Tire TrackTire tracks can be found in snow, mud, dirt, or sand, or even on a victim at a crime scene. 

These tracks can be collected by photographing, casting, lifting, and/or collecting the clothing from the victim.  In the trace evidence section, the tire tracks from the scene can then be compared to tires or known tire impressions from the suspect’s vehicle. 



Please see the Shoeprint and Tire Track Collection Guide for more information





                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tire Track in Mud