3D fingerprints: The latest tool in the crime fighting arsenal
On February 8, 1942, Chief Superintendent Frederick Cherril from Scotland Yard was called to an air raid shelter in London, where the body of a 40-year-old pharmacist, Everlyn Hamilton, was found in the gutter.
Cherrill was brilliant at his work; he was a pioneer and palm print expert who had already played a significant role in the evolution of fingerprint forensics. His trademark? He was said to be able to identify single fingerprints at the crime scene, a difficult task back then.