Horry-Georgetown Technical College students play real-life CSI, study blood splatter patterns

Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Crime Scene Investigation program got a little muddy and a little bloody Monday morning in Conway.

Professor Jeffrey Scott and a handful of students trekked onto a muddy field to create and study blood splatter patterns on shooting victims.

Scott soaked several kitchen sponges in forensic blood – which has the same viscosity and color and human blood – and hung the sponges in a cardboard box. Scott then demonstrated the patterns that blood makes by shooting at the sponges with different weapons from varying distances.