Sharon Joag " A leg Up on Crime" first aired 9-07-05
Bakersfield, California 1986 - the decomposed body of a young woman was found in a canal. The body was found in the canal, and multiple gun shot wounds were noted. Kay Bradley (21 yr old woman) was the victim. She became involved in drugs, and prostitution, and was at the wrong place at the wrong time when she was killed.
3 shoe impressions were found in soft dirt near the canal. they were identified as Adidas brand Running shoes. The suspect ended up being a policeman. While being interviewed by his fellow detectives, he actually put his feet up on the desk, and investigators saw that he was wearing Adidas shoes, which had the sole of the imprint left at the crime scene. There was a chunk out in the tread pattern of the shoe, which matched the tread pattern from the crime scene. The 38 Caliber weapon was found in the policeman's car.
Once again, shoe prints helped to solve a murder case.
Dave Rogers was arrested and convicted of 2 counts of murder.