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#: 24 24-Mar-87 18:49 MST Sb: APut 03/24 Bigfoot Prof-Testimon Fm: Executive News Svc. [72135,424] To: 72135,424 SPOKANE (AP) -- A Washington State University professor known for his studies of the so-called Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, has testified that the footprints of a Spokane man standing trial for murder don't match bloody prints found at the scene of the crime. Grover Krantz, an associate professor of anthropology, also discounted prosecution testimony about a bootprint found in blood. That print, he said, appeared to have been made by a woman's boot, rather than a cowboy boot allegedly worn by Waldo Emerson Waldren-Ramsey II. Waldren-Ramsey, 28, is charged with first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Irene C. Livers, 46, in her home on Oct. 21, 1985. Prosecutors contend Waldren-Ramsey killed the woman after her daughter, Raissa, reinitiated a complaint to police that she earlier had dropped. She claimed he had beaten her while the two were living together in Oakland, Calif. A podiatrist serving as a prosecution witness testified that bloody footprints, both bare and booted, found in the Livers' home could have been made by Ramsey. But he also said that any of a group of people could have made the bare print. Krantz testified Monday in Spokane County Suprior Court that his own comparisons of Waldren-Ramsey's bare footprint with the bloody print cut from a chunk of carpet at the Livers' home convinced him they couldn't have been made by the same person. Krantz said he has developed knowledge of footprints largely through his ongoing study of the so-called Sasquatch, supposedly a large, reclusive primate that some people believe roams the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Copyright 1987 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved. believe roams the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.

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