Miami investigators waiting on key piece of information
05/30/2014 5:49 PM
06/01/2014 1:03 PM
Investigators in Miami are waiting on information in the investigation involving Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette before deciding how to proceed, a spokesman with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office said Friday.
“We're waiting for an important piece of information to put the final nail into the investigation,” spokesman Ed Griffith said. He would not say what that key piece of evidence was, only that it was “scientific” in nature.
The woman that sparked the investigation was taken to a Miami hospital on April 2 and, according to The Miami Herald, was given a rape test. It's conceivable that all the results of that test have not yet come back. On April 12, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa told the paper the department was awaiting toxicology tests.
None of the three NFL players involved has been asked to submit DNA. In fact, none has been interviewed by police or investigators with the state attorney's office.
Earlier this week, Kaepernick said he was eager to have the case resolved. “I did nothing wrong in that incident,” he said. “So I want to do everything I can to let the DA close this matter.”
Police believe Kaepernick left the hotel suite he was sharing with Lockette and Patton shortly after the woman in question, whose identity has not been revealed, entered. A short time later, both Lockette and hotel security called police complaining there was a naked woman in Kaepernick's bedroom who would not leave.
The woman was taken by paramedics to the hospital shortly after midnight April 2. On April 3 she went to police and filled out a report that police have termed a “suspicious incident.”
About This BlogMatt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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