PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Rafferty's car and the items seized there
During the testimony of OPP Constable Gary Scoyne on April 5th court saw several photos of the exterior and interior of Michael Rafferty's car.
Police noted several distinct features on the 2003 Honda Civic and seized numerous evidentiary items including: a blue gym bag with a change of clothes inside, a "Much Dance 2009" CD, $935 cash folded up in the glove box, a Blackberry and laptop in the front seat, several Nestle water bottles, at least five pairs of men's size 8 1/2 shoes, a small piece of cloth in the rear, and a hammer in the trunk.
They also found the rear bench seat covered by a multi-coloured blanket when they first seized it. When investigators removed that blanket, they found that the lower half of the seat was missing.
Many of those items are pictured to the right.
Pictures 1 & 2: Photos of Michael Rafferty's car from various angles at the scene of his arrest in the parking lot of a Woodstock commercial plaza. Note the matte black paint blotched over portions of the factory glossy blue paint.
Picture 3 & 4: Photos of the white-painted interior of the car.
Picture 5: Inside the glovebox. To the left is a folded up wad of bills amounting to $935.
Picture 6: The rear passenger-side door, on which police have noted two distinct features. It appears as though the white paint added to the uppermost vinyl has been partially sanded off (top). They also point out that the door is missing its manual window crank.
Picture 7: A piece of foam found on the rear floor. It was sent away to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for testing.
Picture 8: A bill from Shoppers Drug Mart for a magazine and a bottle of water, which Crown Attorney Michael Carnegie says will become relevant later on in the trial.
Picture 9: The rear bench seat was covered by a blanket when police first seized the car. When they removed the blanket they found that the lower half of the seat was missing.
Picture 10: Police found a hammer in the trunk of the car. It was sent away to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for testing.