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Search warrant for Kaufman murder shows investigators digging deep

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Investigators are going after every piece of evidence they can in the search for the killer or killers of the Kaufman County DA and a prosecutor.

Ft. Worth attorney Trent Loftin says if there's one thing that stands out in the search warrant affidavit for the McLelland home, it is thoroughness.

"The judge is being smart, the FBI is being smart, the Texas Rangers are being smart," Loftin said. "I was a prosecutor 20 years ago and I've never seen anything or heard of anything as horrific as this."

The affidavit calls for a wide range of things: firearms, DNA, trace evidence like soils and fibers, shoeprints, cell phone records, computers, pictures, video tapes, letters and diaries and call records of a nearby cell tower.

"They're trying to find any kind of evidence they can. Any fingerprints, any shoeprints to see if this shoeprint can match an individual," Loftin said. "Fingerprints, anything to get these kinds of things into evidence."

Loftin said law enforcement doesn't want to take any chances key evidence won't be admissible in court, so they collect as much as possible.

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