•A new method to improve the accuracy of a the Area of Origin determination is proposed•This determination has traditionally involved an assumption of straight trajectories for spattered drops and has been without a solid basis for estimating an uncertainty in the resulting X, Y, Z coordinate estimates.•This study aims to address the two above issues.•The new method is based on fluid dynamics and on the propagation of statistical uncertainties.•Spatter patterns used in this work are available in an open-access dataset, in high-resolution, so that other methods of reconstruction or stain selection can be compared with the one presented here.
Forensic Science International – Elsevier
Published: May 1, 2019
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