Other Crime Scene Evidence
Marilyn's gold watch, found by detectives on the floor in the den behind Sam's desk. The watch and watchband were bloodied. Nancy Ahern, who dined at the Sheppard home with husband Don and their children on July 3, 1954, said in her police statement that she could "not specifically remember noticing her watch, wedding ring, or engagement ring that particular night, but I can seldom ever remember seeing her without them." When questioned about Marilyn's jewelry, Don Ahern said in his police statement, "I think she was wearing a watch." Mary Cowan, Medical Technologist at the Coroner's Office, performed blood-type testing on both Marilyn's and Sam's watches. According to her 1954 trial testimony and the Coroner's trace evidence report, the results were not conclusive.