Crime Date: December 27, 2015
Crime: Home Invasion/Attempted Murder
Agency: Ormond Beach, FL Police Department
Ormond Beach Police officers responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred during a residential burglary.
Police said a couple were asleep inside their home when the female resident was awakened by noise inside the home. When she went to check, she was attacked by the suspect and stabbed approximately seven times. Her husband was also attacked and suffered seven stab wounds. While the motive for the attack was unclear, both survived and were able to provide police with a description of their assailant.
Two days after the attack, Ormond Police requested the aid of Port Orange Police detectives. They responded to the hospital where they worked with the victims to produce a composite sketch of the suspect using SketchCop FACETTE.
Once the composite image was released to the public, police received several telephone tips, including one from a father who told police the sketch resembled his son, Michael Phillips, age 19. Detectives assembled a photographic line-up and both victims selected Phillips, who was later arrested and charged in the case.
I was later contacted by the detective who created the sketch. He commented, “without the assistance of your software, it is unclear if this case would have been solved.”