After a vampire has attacked his victim, there are several possible scenarios for what the first officer on the scene may find.
- Evidence of a crime, such as blood spatter without a victim
- A living victim
- One or more deceased victim
- A victim disposal site
- Evidence that links the crime to another in the general area
The first officer must protect the scene by taping it off, and a detective will decide what evidence may be worth processing.
The crime scene personnel will perform a variety of functions:
- Dust the area for prints
- Look for anything that appears foreign to the scene
- Look for pattern evidence like footprints or tire tracks
- Collect trace evidence like hair, soil or fiber
- Examine fluid evidence
- Take photos, video measurements and draw out the scene
- Look for a weapon
All the evidence will be collected and transported to the crime lab for further testing. Some vampires can be quite methodical with their crime scenes, leaving nothing behind.