By: Christine Souders
New 3D technology is bringing a QC family hope, after losing a loved one in a deadly accident.
And the cutting edge equipment is giving investigators an advantage in crime solving.
Davenport police blocked off a section of Telegraph and Waverly Road this Friday afternoon where 23-year-old Martin Eason died late September after being hit by a car.
We talked to the victim's brother who said he finds comfort in knowing police are doing everything they can to solve the case.
"I just dropped to my knees and I couldn't believe it. I'm still in disbelief he's gone,"said Demetrius Eason who is still mourning the death of his younger brother Martin who was killed while walking in the Davenport neighborhood.
Three months after the accident, police were back at the scene trying to piece together what happened, "We have a crime scene here, that we're doing a 3D laser scan of. What we do basically is put the device in certain areas, move it along and then we'll marry all these together,"said Sergeant Ron Waline.
He said the scanner is the latest in evidence collecting technology, and the device is interactive and more efficient than documenting the crime scene through photos, "We can create a 3D environment to work in so that we can show things that may or may not have happen or evidence to a judge/jury, anybody that needs to have this information."
Demetrius said he's interested in finding out if this equipment will give police new leads into his brothers' death, "With this new technology they're using, hopefully you know it will bring out the truth and it will a little better of a comfort level."
And Demetrius said maybe it could help bring him and his family some closure, "The fact that they're doing that, I'm sure he's looking down, he's smiling upon this."
Police said this a test run for them and will use the 3D environment in the court room if the alleged driver is charged in this case.