2002 Ford F-150 4x4 Pickup truck
The State argued that Scott used the truck to transport Laci's dead body from the house to the warehouse on the morning of December 24, then used the pickup to tow the boat to the Berkeley Marina.
Brocchini did a preliminary search of the truck on the night of the 24th, and seized Scott's hand gun without informing Scott.
The Ford truck was seized from 523 Covena and impounded during this search. Subsequent searches while in impound did not require a search warrant. It remained in MPD custody until Judge Girolami ordered its release on December 18, 2003.
Item 1a, A standard (sterile cotton swab with distilled water only)
Item 1b, A blood sample collected from the center portion of the interior side of the driver's door below the handle
Item 1c, A blood sample collected from in between the handle portion and the smaller lower pocket insert
Item 1d, A collective sample of three to four very small blood stains found inside the left half or rear portion of the pocket insert in the driver's door
Item 1e, A collective sample from the right tab or forward portion of that same pocket. There were about three or four small bloodstains in that compartment that were collected together as one sample
Item 1f, A blood sample collected off of the back portion of the steering wheel near the right center handgrip portion of the steering wheel
Item 1g, A control sample collected off the top right forward portion of the interior part of the driver's door
Item 1h, A control sample collected off the steering wheel on the opposite side of the blood sample
Item 1i, An unopened sterile Medi-Pak cotton tip applicator for control purposes
Item 1j, A front driver's side floor mat
Item 1k, The right driver's side floor mat
Item 1l, the front passenger side floor mat
Item 1m, the rear passenger side floor mat
Item 1n, A brown glove for the right hand found on the right front passenger seat
Item 1o, The brown glove for the left hand found on the right front passenger seat
Item 1p, A white baseball cap with the "Land Rover" insignia found on the right front seat
Item 1q, A pair of blue shorts with a GAP logo found on the right rear seat
Item 1r, A black Foot Joy carrying bag containing a pair of blue nylon rain pants with several golf tees in the pockets and a cigar and cigar accessories
Item 1s, A brown boot for the left foot found on the right rear floorboard
Item 1t, A brown boot for the right foot found on the right rear floorboard
Item 1u, A white TradeCorp polo shirt found in the right rear seat
Item 1v, a box of shotgun shells collected from the green storage bin in the back of the pickup truck
Item 1w, 19 miscellaneous shotgun rounds found on the floor of the green storage container
Item 1x, A control carpet fiber collected from the left rear door area of the pickup truck
Item 1y, A carpet sample collected with an unknown type of stain on it from the floorboard in the rear seat area center section
Item 1z, Five photos taken from underneath the right rear seat
Item 1aa, Miscellaneous items, receipts, fishing licenses collected from the glove box
Item 1bb, Miscellaneous items collected from the center console including receipts and business cards
Item 1cc, A Motorola cell phone and charger, which was on and plugged into the cigarette lighter at the time it was collected
Item 1dd, Pro Gardener claw hammer with an off white grayish powder residue attached to the claw portion of it
Item 1ff, Miscellaneous receipts collected from the glove box including a receipt from Home Depot for cement for $1.75 and including insurance papers and the contract for the purchase of that vehicle
Item 1gg, Three to four small chunks of possible concrete found in the bed or the pickup truck
Item 1hh, Standard sample (sterile swab with distilled water only)
Item 1ii, A blood sample collected from the rear end of the truck, just below the bed liner, where the tailgate meets the pickup
Item 1jj, A blood sample collected from the rear end of the truck just below the bed liner, where the tailgate meets the pickup
Item 1kk, A blood sample collected from the passenger side of a green storage box (exterior) in the bed of the pickup truck
Item 1ll, A control sample collected from the same side of the green storage box
Item 1mm, A control sample collected from the rear end of the truck, just below the bed liner, where the tailgate meets the pickup
Item 200, Reese 1 7/8" tow ball and hitch
Item 201, Dirt sample, right tail pipe
Item 202, Dirt sample, right front wheel well
Item 203, Dirt sample, right rear wheel well
Item 204, Dirt sample, right side underbody
Item 205, Tire impressions
Item 206, Hair fiber
Item 207, Receipt, guest card, and new key
Item 209, Copy of check #071522 and miscellaneous paperwork
Defense Exhibits 4F1-3, 4H1-2, and 4I1-4 are pictures of the suspected spots on door panel, carpet, and steering wheel. Click to enlarge.
Pin Kyo, crime lab technician, conducted an examination of the pickup, the pickup bed, and the Greenlee toolbox. She was looking for any signs of blood or tissue. All presumptive blood tests were negative. She found no tissue evidence.
Main compartment had boots, shoes, jumper cable, a pair of stained work gloves, a pair of pliers, a box labeled "Tow Truck in a Box".
Greenlee toolbox, presumptive blood tests negative
Tailgate stains, presumptive blood tests negative
Pair of golf shoes
stained work gloves, presumptive blood tests negative
Kyo's Analyses: Defendants Exhibits 6M4, 6M12-A, 6M12-B, 6M12-C. Click to enlarge.
Kevin Bertallotto, Investigator for the Stanislaus County DA's office, conducted a demonstration showing that a pregnant woman Laci's size could be put into the truck's Greenlee toolbox.
People's Exhibits 106M-P. Click to enlarge.