Richard Eikelenboom

Richard EikelenboomRichard is a forensic scientist specializing in trace evidence recovery and bloodstain pattern analysis.

Like Selma Eikelenboom, Richard worked for the Netherlands Forensic Institute Department of Biology.

Independent Forensic Services

In 2005, he joined his wife Selma as a partner at Independent Forensic Services, a private laboratory in the Netherlands that specializes in recovery of trace evidence and Touch DNA testing. Their work in the Masters case led to the first Touch DNA exoneration in the United States.

Touch DNA and the Masters case

In the Masters case, Selma and Richard were successful in the recovery of full DNA profiles in three areas of the victim, Peggy Hettrick’s clothing. All three profiles matched an individual who was on the short list of suspects in the original investigation. In January of 2008, prosecutors agreed to vacate the conviction of Masters after the results of the DNA testing came back.

Contact information

To contact Richard and Selma, visit Independent Forensic Services

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