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A day in the life of a crime scene cleaner in Western Sydney

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 7 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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From gory crime scenes to severe domestic squalor to stains left by decomposing bodies, a day in the life of professional forensic crime scene cleaner Gabrielle Simpson involves some serious dirty work.   

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