Crime Scene Investigator Ib Jensen carefully holds the deceased’s hand, while his colleague Ruth Glerup rubs ink powder onto his fingers. They take fingerprints, which are then fixed on a transparent sheet for further investigation. During the autopsy, samples are also taken of tissue, blood, urine and from the nostrils. They allow the forensic chemists to determine whether, for example, the victim was drunk or high when he died. The tissue samples can help exclude other causes of death. »You never know what might be relevant before you have tested for it. This guy here might have been snorting cocaine with his attacker. And if the victim behaved strangely leading up to the homicide, might it have been because he had meningitis,« asks Asser Hedegård Thomsen.