Other Crime Scene Evidence
Sam's watch was found in a green cloth bag near the stairs to the beach. The bag also contained a key chain and class ring. In the 2000 trial, James Wentzel, a forensic photographer for the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, testified that he used a special computer program to analyze all 37 links of the watchband of Sam's watch. He was able to identify 110 "reddish-brown stains" on the watchband. The Court did not allow Wentzel to refer to these as 'bloodstains' because he wasn't a physician (from Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial by Jack P. DeSario and Bill Mason, 2003, p. 232).