It seems to me that this absence of blood spatter worked for the benefit of the real killer and not the one arrested. Which begs the question: why use a different gun to mimic the dynamics of a shotgun? It has not been used in recent memory the MO in other murder cases and I read a lot and seen plenty of crime scene photos and diagrams and forensic reports to know no other doer would even use this method.
Why use a handgun instead of the shotgun in Jordan's bedroom?
For one thing, the doer knows about the big mess that a shotgun makes from close range. Another thing is the the doer wanted to send a sign to someone through the use of this unusual choice. It had to be a close range shot to have been fatal. The pellets coming out of the barrel of this gun would travel differently than an conventional shotgun. There could be a possibility that the gun itself was a custom job much like the round. The gun that killed Kenzie and her fetus would be a single-shot handgun, much like a souped-up derringer, alas one that can fire a single shotgun shell or maybe a conventional handgun round with shotgun stuffing inside and tapered at the end. Though a revolver would be easy, a homemade weapon would be hard but untraceable due to its ability to mimic other guns.
Oh well just another thought... since a shotgun wound would have a different wound track than anything else, it would be so simple to rule out a shotgun. Someone went through with this with malace afterthought. As I said, they had the best luck to live in a county where the forensic people would be either morons or misguided flaming douchebags!
Now if one one can look deeper into all of Russell Noga's other forensic jobs over his entire career, one can see patterens of mistakes. How many of those mistakes either put the wrong pewrson in jail or the let the crook walk free? No lab person in their right mind would misidentify a murder weapon, much less a wound on a corpse. He definately had! No one would make that mistake unless they had no experience with wound atterns or he simply did not care about the truth once Jordan was in jail.
Now the murder happened on a Friday. Jordan was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday morning. Depending on when Kenzie's body was put in the coroner's assighned car to transport up to New Castle, it would had been on ice for over twelve to fifteen hours up to the arrest of the boy. So when Noga and friends went back to work on the corse on Saturday morning it would be with the knowledge that the boy was arrested. So that was the morning he might have disected the wound and found that something was just not there! A lack of more than 26 birdshot pellets inside the wound. Right there he could have picked up the phone and called the lead detective, telling him of this. My guess is the lead dectective was cocky
after the arrest that no lack of details would convience him that Jordan was not the killer. So after that exchange, Noga had no choice but to go along with the conspiracy. Not only was he incompitant, he is a total wimp not to use his power to lay down the law on the lead detective. Had not the arrest occur that fast, I am quite sure, Noga would have at least been good enough to surmise that the boy did not do it. Just plain "power drunkness" on part of the State Police caused this absence of blood splatter! Or any thing else...