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Fingerprint specialist, Detective Jerome C. Poelking, confirms that the palm print found on Sam Sheppard's desk was that of his son, Samuel Reese "Chip" Sheppard. The defense can no longer use that palm print to indicate that a stranger had been in the death home.
Sam Sheppard, Maryilyn Sheppard, Samuel Reese "Chip" Sheppard, John J. Mahon, Jerome C. Poelking, Koko, Lester T. Hoversten, Frank T. Cullitan, Judge Edward Blythin, Saul S. Danaceau, Arthur H. Day
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/08/19 Palm Print Hunt Ends - It's 'Chip's'" (1954). All Articles. 433.