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Carmine Calabro Case
Transcript of Carmine Calabro Case
Pelham Parkway Bronx, NY
26 years old
About 5 feet tall, 80 pounds
Teacher at a nearby day-care center
Found naked and dead on the roof of her apartment building Francine Elveson
Autopsy Background Body was horrendously mutilated :
Wrists and ankles tied up with her stockings and purse strap
Nipples cut off
Umbrella forced into her vagina
Penknife lacerations all over her body
In ballpoint pen across her chest was a message written from the killer challenging the police to catch him
Single black pubic hair found
*Bite mark bruises on the inside of her thighs and around her knees*
(most important piece of evidence)
Cause of Death: Strangulation Police Action Little evidence aside from pen markings and black pubic hair
Look for an unknown african american male due to the hair found (negroid in origin)
Former FBI agent John Douglas provides police with a profile of the killer
Unemployed, white male (age 25-35)
Lived nearby, same apartment building
Background of mental illness?
Bite marks indicated a disorganized killer
Police look to bite marks for more evidence Odontology Cracks
the Case Odontology- The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth. Carmine Calabro 32 year old, white male
High school drop out, unemployed
History of mental instability and was undergoing treatment in a nearby hospital
Profile matched the one that had been provided by FBI's Behavior Science Unit
Police asked for Calabro's dental impressions which he gave willingly
Outcome Forensic odontologists Dr. Lowell Levine, Dr. Homer Camprint, and Dr. Richard Souviron examined the print taken from Calabro
It was a perfect match!
December 20, 1980 Carmine Calabro was arrested for the murder of Francine Elveson
They used the dental impression as a key piece of evidence to convict Calabro in court
He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison
Works Cited: truTV.com- criminal library
Case Study of Carmine Calabro
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/odontology Bite marks were photographed and cast impressions were made
Cast impressions compared to the teeth of possible suspect using infrared and ultraviolet photography, electron microscopy, and computer analysis
FBI requested local residents provide dental impressions of their own teeth, including residents of Elveson's apartment building
A match is found!!