Ellettsville, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: Is it typical to do a rape kit on a person struck and killed by a car?

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James A Hanson
James A Hanson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Every criminal investigation is unique because the facts and circumstances of each case are different.

Is it TYPICAL for law enforcement to do a rape kit in this situation... No. Are there circumstances in this specific case that may have prompted them to do a rape kit.....Maybe.

Keep in mind that law enforcement has a large body of information available to them linked to social security numbers, names, addresses, vehicle registrations, etc. If there was a flag in the system about this particular victim that she may have been a rape victim, law enforcement may have done the rape kit to capture evidence before it was no longer available.

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