I went searching this area initially just to take a few photos as some people here wanted to know what the area looked like, and to decide what I wanted to look into on an additional return. I decided to look into the woods just becasue I was there and ended up doing more searching than I initially inteded.
The police have done a very extensive search during the NG case as I have found out yesterday. There is a map in the Blanchard Park -NG thread which shows the location where NG's body was located in this park, this is an incorrect location. Her body was discovered on the east side of the canal opposite of where shown on that map close to the bench you can see in my photo's from across the canal, about 25-75 yards back in the woods.
The area I searched was the woods directly behind the post office and church. I started on the north end walked about halfway in and about 75% through it southward, as I was tired and decided to exit, I kept following what I felt was a natural progressive way through the woods and exited in a similar fashion. At that very point I exited I found some items of concern that I though may actually have been involved in Nicole G's case and reported them to the police. About 45 minutes kater a Deputy arrived. I stood with the deputy for almost an hour and a half while we waited for CSI to come and view the find. The items where things one would think a homeless person would cary/own ... Old work pants cut short, old blanket, hammer - grip was split all the way down and loose hammer's handle was loose from the grip and rusty, Brass knuckles, either a rubber "surgical" (glove ? maybe not own but maybe use to hide prints?...) type glove or a bunch of condoms all flattened out and pressed into a flat shape that appeared to be a glove all folded up, a bottle of hair spray. Also deeper in these woods I saw other items such as paper plates and a piece of copper wire sheath where the wire was removed by splitting the sheath. Homeless take the time to do this because they can get more money for it "clean."
I was thanked for reporting these items but was informed that (and this was all they could tell me about it) these items were not involved with the crime and they were only going to collect the hammer and brass knuckles (as the weapon is illegal to begin with) as meerly found property. CSI said these had nothing to do with NG's murder and there would be no DNA evidence on the other items that they could test for. They mentioned thorughly searching this area and suggested these items may have been left sometime after NG's murder. There was never any mention of cause of death or possible weapons used only that it was a brutal murder and that they thought a homeless person was invlved so I felt it was important enough to report this stuff since it appeared to have been something that a homelss person maybe owned and they were items that could have been used to cause great injury. Apparently these items did not cause the types of imjury's she sustained.
There are way to many to post/comment individually to each photo so I thought I would post them and if people wish to ask some specifics I will try to respond as well as I can to those concerns.
Background on this park:
The bridge on east colonial (highway 50) that crosses the econ as it flows south does not have a fence and something could be thrown into the waterway from here.
This areas has changed considerable from what google earth/maps shows. There is a very large church building next to the post office now.
Homeless hang out in the woods in this area, there is a camp of about 50+ in the woods just on the other side of Econ. Road I spoke with a deputy in detail on this while we waited for CSI to show up regarding the items of concern that I thought may be evidence.
the above link shows the location on a map.
Here are the Slideshows:
Link for those who cannot use the picture: http://s373.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=01552d10.pbw
Link for those who cannot use the picture: http://s373.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=2d1d263d.pbw
Link for those who cannot use the picture: http://s373.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=ca6a854e.pbw
The individual files are in photobucket as well if you wish to post a specific one to ask a question. If you follow the progression of the slide show this also follows my path of travel in the order that I took the pictures.