Walmart syringes return no fingerprints from testing
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Dec 20, 2011 | 1558 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office announced Monday results of testing on the syringes in clothing at Walmart.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crimelab have been received from three syringes with negative results. The three syringes were submitted to be tested for fingerprint evidence, and according to the results, no identifiable prints were able recovered.

Two additional syringes were located in clothing items on Thursday and Friday at the store. No one reported being injured in either of those incidents.

BCSO Investigator and Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said there has been no evidence uncovered from the video surveillance systems that can assist in the investigation.

Rogers said Saturday that he believes syringes are being placed two at a time, based on how they are recovered, and the suspect is possibly using syringes available inside the store.

With no idenifiers available to aid in the investigation, Millsap is asking the public for assistance. Anyone with any information as to the identity of those responsible is asked to contact the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, Ext. 6029 or 6030.

Those who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call the Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers Tipline at 770-606-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers pays cash to anyone who provides information to them that leads to an arrest in this case.