Calif. forensics expert takes bizarre path to top


By Ben Aguirre Jr.
Inside Bay Area 
 
FREMONT, Calif. — A blue light brightens Kourosh Nikoui's face as he peers through a pair of orange safety goggles, searching for finger- and handprints on a piece of aluminum foil.

Under typical lighting, the shiny metallic wrap looks no different than the ones parents use in packing their children's school lunches.

But with the use of super glue, chemicals to enhance detail and a special light, the foil tells a story. Someone has touched it. The evidence is a handprint that shines brightly like a neon light in a shop window.

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