Planting of blood evidence
Hi, I am investigating the possibility that blood was planted at a crime scene. It is unlikely that the source blood used was whole blood or stored in liquid form (EDTA, buffer etc). How feasible would it be for someone to collect dried, clotted blood and then re-constitute it in liquid form at a later date for planting as a blood smear on a hard surface? Obviously the sample would be degraded but would it still be possible to extract DNA for PCR analysis. Many thanks for your time!