Mike Knoll: Hank Daniszewski's noon trial update:
Two neighbors of Michael Rafferty said they saw a car seat in a garbage pile front of his home.
Michael Griswold and David Pushie said, both residents of Tennyson Street, said they saw the car seat, covered by a couch during a spring clean up week in Woodstock on April 2009 about a week after Victoria Stafford disappeared.
Police officials testified the bottom portion of Rafferty's rear car seat was missing when it was seized in May and was never located.
Griswold said the car seat appeared to be ripped with a sharp object.
Terri-Lynne McClintic testified Rafferty told her to cut out part of the seat because it could not be cleaned.
Defense lawyer suggested to Griswold that he saw Rafferty remove the seat earlier to install speakers but Griswold said he did not recall that.
Griswold said the rear seat was in the car when he helped Rafferty move his car from Guelph a year earlier to move in with his mother on Tennyson Street.
The court also heard from a woman who briefly dated Rafferty at about the same time. She said his car seemed very dirty and littered and the rear seat appeared to be covered with a blanket.
She said Rafferty appeared "nervous" and "needy" and she moved to break off the relationship quickly.