Missing underwear resurfaces
A pair of panties belonging to the victim in the Colin Mack rape preliminary inquiry, which is to be tendered in evidence, has resurfaced, and is currently at the East La Penitence police station.
Yesterday it was reported that a female Lance Corporal who was testifying, revealed that the item was missing from a sealed police package.
The witness had stated that she could not account for the whereabouts of the victim’s underwear which was allegedly placed into the package before it was sealed a month ago.
The article of clothing was only discovered missing after the corporal, who was giving evidence at the time, was required to tender the exhibits for the Preliminary Inquiry being conducted by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson.
As the Lance Corporal opened the package she looked at the articles in the package and handed it to the court orderly.
Defence Counsel Glenn Hanoman, to whom the package was subsequently shown enquired about the victim’s underwear that was supposed to be in the package.
But the witness could not give an account for the missing underwear.
When asked by Police Prosecutor Denise Griffith, about the whereabouts of the article, the Lance Corporal stated that she did not know.
“I sealed the package with the items and this is the first time that the package is being opened since the day of the crime,” she stated.
However this newspaper was reliably informed that the piece of evidence was not tendered in court on Wednesday due to a mix-up.
It is expected that it will be tendered at the next hearing of the Preliminary Inquiry.