Now here's the interesting part. We still have snow on the ground. The cops trampled in along the path. I don't know if there were any usable footprints there before but there weren't by the time we got there. They let my Mum and another agent in to look around and see what had been done (and take pictures) before they started processing the scene. And all I saw was a digital camera and some brown paper bags. *giggle* It really drives home the budget restrictions of the smaller departments. Our patrol officers are moderately trained to collect evidence and then they ship it to the state patrol crime lab for processing.
And both my folks thought that they'd do DNA testing. And they don't even WATCH CSI. Sheesh.
I figured out how the kids got into the house before the officers did. *does dance* And found some trace evidence in the kitchen that they had overlooked. Not bad considering I didn't really go inside. :)