Lieutenant JG Marcus Jinkson, Science Officer, failed to make Officerís call at 0800. Initial
inquiries through the Science Department were not successful. A search of the
ship by security personnel was ordered by Lieutenant Commander Soen Moní Teith,
Chief Security Officer of the Phoenix with the help of the Marines. At 1300 LT
Sean Michaels found the body of Jinkson in an escape pod on Deck 4. Though there
were no apparent signs, foul play was immediately suspected. Not only the
location of the body, pointed to this conclusion, but the fact that Jinkson was
not very well liked by his peers. There had been several flare-ups involving him
with others in the past.
Later that day Chief
Medical Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kora
Natevera, notified Captain Lawrence the results
of her autopsy. Medicalís ultra-rapid cell
sorter procedure completed on blood and tissue
samples indicates death was due to massive
tungsten poisoning. In a separate procedure,
Lieutenant Dylan Macinis noted the DNA in all
samples taken was malformed. The samples have
been transported to the science lab for further
Lieutenant Commander TíPrel, Chief of Science, ordered
her team to process the samples immediately. Lieutenant Debbie Wilson was quick
to recognize the blood and tissue samples exhibited changes quite similar to
alien vegetation samples currently undergoing generic manipulation in the lab.
The lab team informed the Captain that the manipulation of the DNA is
accomplished by literally shooting microscopic tungsten spears coated with DNA
into vegetation by the use of a biolistic apparatus known as a Bioblaster. The
opening created is less than a millimeter in diameter. The Bioblaster and its
DNA ammunition was missing from the lab.
Further medical examination of the deceased body
showed that Jinkson had been shot ten times with the blaster loaded with
tungsten spears coated with DNA.
ÖÖ..The search is on.