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Records of all BPD held Evidence

BPD Evidence List, run at 9/29/99 14:00:10
BPD Evidence List, run at 10/12/99, 14:30:44 four additional items are now on the final page
Gutierrez team review of evidence 11/12/99 Incomplete but does contain more detail than BPD records for items described generically (e.g. Papers or Personal Items).

Leakin Park Crime Scene

Evidence Location Map 2/9/99 prepared by Crime Lab Technician Romano Thomas
Burial Location Map prepared by surveyor Buddemeyer 3/9/99
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit (Fingerprint) Report 2/9/99 - Physical evidence recovered from Leakin Park crime scene and brief description of 96 photos taken.
Google maps location of concrete blocks (Jersey walls) marking the position of the 1999 parking place on N Franklintown Road. A bicycle path was built alongside that stretch of road in the mid 2000's, so the parking place no longer exists, but the blocks and some of the wooden boundary posts can still be found.
Photos: Serial distributed four to the media as publicity shots, and Undisclosed retrieved five more from the court archive. These photos are mostly of views from N Franklintown Road, and none of them feature Hae Min Lee in any way. 87 other photos were taken but have been withheld out of respect.
Physical evidence recovered:
Kathleen Murphy's Summary of Notes of Rodriguez Findings 7/31/99

Defense video of Leakin Park Burial Site - September 20, 1999 (Davis filming, Gutierrez, Lewis and Buddemeyer present)

Evidence recovered from Hae’s Person

Autopsy - performed 2/10/99, signed 5/20/99

Hae’s Car & 300 Edgewood Lot

1998 Nissan Sentra GXE - tag FSV 645

Recovery: 2/28/99

Empty lot behind 300 Edgewood St
Google maps location of Unused lot bordered by Edgewood St, N Grantley St, W Lexington and W Mulberry St
Sgt. Forrester's Sketch of Hae's Car Location 2/28/99
Accurate Car Location based on sketch and on alignment of the objects visible in photos, using Google Earth.
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit (Fingerprint) Report 2/28/99 - four photos taken of Hae’s car, no testing.
Vehicle Processing Report 2/28/99 - record of towing (p3) Hae's car from Edgewood to BPD HQ.

Processing: 2/28/99

Vehicle Processing Area, BPD Headquarters, 601 E. Fayette Street,
Physical evidence recovered from Hae’s car
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit and Fingerprint Report 2/28/99. Latent prints, items collected into evidence and description of 40 photographs taken. 10 photos were recovered from the court archives by Undisclosed.
Towing and Release Information form (p3) - Car released to Young Lee on 3/7/1999.
  • No records for the car between processing on 2/28 (processing) and 3/7 (release to family).

Processing: 3/16/99

Unknown car repair business at 4400 Milford Mill Road, Pikesville
  • BPD video of Hae's Nissan Sentra 3/16/99
    • Video made nine days after the car was released by police to Hae's family.
    • There are no contemporary police reports describing this visit or the video. The location was identified from details within the video and the visit (with Det Hastings) and date were described by Sgt Forrester during trial.

Recovery: 4/12/99

Location unknown.
  • Windshield wiper selector arm - Inventory Sheet, Chain of Custody, Property Receipt (not signed by Lee family)
    • Item submitted into BPD Evidence 36 days after release from police custody, 27 days after the video was made.
    • There are no contemporary police reports describing where or who this item was collected from, although it was done by Detective Ritz.
    • Examination Request and Fracture Analysis - 4/12/99, 4/29/99 - wiper arm from Hae's car showed no broken edges

For reference: Nissan Sentra 1998 user manual and model variant specifications

Adnan Syed’s Arrest

Arrest: 2/28/99

Johnnycake Road, Catonsville, Baltimore County

Processing:

2/28/99 Homicide Unit, 6th floor, BPD Headquarters, 601 E Fayette St.
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit & Fingerprint Report 2/28/99 - 5 Photos taken of Adnan

Search and Seizure of Adnan’s hair/blood

Processing: 3/25/99

Mercy Medical Center
Habeus Corpus, BC Detention Center receipt, Medic notes from Mercy Hospital visit 3/25/99

Search and Seizure of Jay’s blood

Processing: Date Unknown

Mercy Hospital

First Search of Adnan’s Car

1987 Honda Accord - tag FHW-202

Recovery: 2/28/99

Johnnycake Road, Catonsville, Baltimore County
  • Tow Receipt 2/28/99 - record of $60 charge to tow Honda from Johnnycake Rd to Baltimore County [sic] HQ
  • Vehicle Processing Report 2/28/1999 - Describes processing work requested for Adnan Syed's car, body believed to have been in trunk.
  • 2/28/99 is the same date that Hae's car was recovered and that Adnan was arrested. All other paperwork relating to the first Search/Seizure of Adnan's car is undated or dated 3/9/99 - nine days later.

Processing: 3/9/99

Vehicle Processing Area, BPD Headquarters, 601 E. Fayette Street
Progress report 3/9/99 (or 9/9/99) - describes Search and Seizure warrant of car and who was present. Location of the car is not recorded
Warrant return 3/9/99 - inventory of evidence collected from the car
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit (Fingerprint) Report 3/9/99 - Details of 38 photos (all available except case number=cc#) and physical evidence recovered from Adnan’s car
Vehicle Report Form 83/5 3/10/1999 - records Adnan's car being towed from BPD HQ to City Impound after processing.

Second Search of Adnan’s Car

1987 Honda Accord - tag FHW-202

Processing: 3/25/99

Baltimore City Impound Yard - 6700 Pulaski Highway.
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit (Fingerprint) Report 3/25/99 - Physical evidence recovered from Adnan’s car
  • After leaving the Police Headquarters, the car was taken to 6700 Pulaski Highway. This is the City's towing yard, not a dedicated police lot. This second search took place after the car had been out of police custody for 15 days
  • Ten photographs are available, using this search
  • Head liner swatch, front seat swatch, carpet swatch, vacuum sample from front seat - Inventory Sheet, Chain of Custody. Details of what was collected can be found in Mobile Unit Report and Progress Report but they are only recorded collectively as "Swatches" in the evidence records

Search of Adnan’s Home

Processing: 3/20/99

Johnnycake Road, Catonsville, Baltimore County
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit Fingerprint Report 3/20/99 - Physical evidence recovered from Adnan’s home and photos taken. Inventory Sheet, Inventory Sheet changed circumstances, Chain of Custody
  • Basement: Pant; shirt; torn paper from pant pocket; pair of shoes (boot) basement [tan suede "Ramrod"]
  • 2nd floor front bedroom: textbook with photos, letters & cards; personal papers; CD; receipt; school grade report;
  • 2nd floor middle bedroom: pair of shoes (boot) [dark brown "Timberland"]; cellular phone; torn papers
  • Laboratory Report 4/29/99 - No association between soil at crime scene and soil in Adnan’s car or on boots seized from his house
  • Laboratory Report Fibers 6/1/99 - No match between Hae’s skirt fibers and Adnan’s jacket or boots
  • Certain photos taken during from this search have not been added for privacy reasons. However, some were described in the Mobile Lab report but were not present - likely close ups of the shirt, pants and torn paper all found in the basement.
Laboratory Division Mobile Unit Fingerprint Report 3/26/99 - Physical evidence recovered from Adnan’s home, written six days after the search, noting another item was also recovered.
  • Lint roller - Photo, Inventory Sheet corrected. Despite this correction, the lint roller does not appear on any subsequent records for that AC#, either Chain of Custody records or either set of Evidence Control Sheets.

•Basement: Pant; shirt; torn paper from pant pocket; pair of shoes (boot) basement [tan suede "Ramrod"oPhotos of tan suede boots in basement - photo 1, photo 2, photo 3•2nd floor front bedroom: textbook with photos, letters & cards;/ /personal papers; CD; receipt; school grade report;oPhotos of textbook with photos, letters & cards - photo 1, photo 2•2nd floor middle bedro/o/m: pair of shoes (boot) [dark brown "Timberland" ]; cellular phone; torn papers; oPhoto of dark brown boots in bedroomoPhotos of torn paper from bedroom- photo 1, photo 2•- Inventory Sheet, Inventory Sheet changed circumstances, Chain of Custody•Pant; shirt; torn paper from pant pocket; pair of shoes (boot) [dark brown "Timberland" from bedroom]; cellular phone; textbook w/ photos, letters & cards; pair of shoes (boot) basement [tan suede "Ramrod"; personal papers; CD; receipt; school grade report; torn papers middle bedroom; - Inventory Sheet, Inventory Sheet changed circumstances, Chain of Custody. All photos from this searchoThe "I am going to kill" note was found in the textbook w/photos, letters & cardsoLaboratory Report 4/29/99 - No association between soil at crime scene and soil in Adnan’s car or on boots seized from his houseoLaboratory Report Fibers 6/1/99 - no match between Adnan's clothing and Hae’s skirt fibers from Hae's clothing and Leakin Park and Adnan’s jacket or bootsSome Certain photos taken during from this search have not been added for privacy reasons. However, the Mobile Unit report lists 46 and the total number in the records is only 44. Three close ups are described which are not present - of the shirt, pants and torn paper all found in the basement. Laboratory Division Mobile Unit Fingerprint Report 3/26/99 - written six days after the search, noting another item was also recovered.
•Lint roller from 2nd floor front bedroom - Photo, Inventory Sheet corrected (same AC# as previous, amended to include note of lint roller item added under Circumstances), photo. Despite this correction, the lint roller does not appear on the subsequent records for that AC# - Chain of Custody records or either set of Evidence Control Sheets.15 459 647Laboratory Report01/06/1999No fiber match between items recovered from Adnan Syed and fibers on the bodyBOTH PAIRS OF BOOTS15 459 6412640Laboratory Report29/04/1999No association found between soil in Adnan Syed's car and crime scene, Adnan Syed's boots and crime sceneNo record of the requests matching either of these analysesLint roller - Inventory Sheet, Photo Damn - looked at CoC - the items all went to trace unit in March. (well the ones I looked at on 1st inv #. No sign that anyone asked for them to be processed - or results from the lab. Damn.
There are no further records for this item. No AC#, Inventory Sheet, or Chain of Custody and not included on either the Sept 1999 or Oct 1999 Evidence Control Sheets.