The BikePosted: July 15, 2018
Someone emailed me and asked what I knew about Jill’s bike. In going through some of the FOIA documents, I found four times where the bike was mentioned. One is in a document called Major Case Investigation Grant, Finding the Child Killer in the Woodward Corridor. The document describes “[o]ne unexplained aspect of the case: Jill’s bike was found by a neighborhood boy on the afternoon of December 27 behind the Valenti and Lieberman offices on N. Main Street in Royal Oak; no one knows whether she rode it there on the 22nd when she disappeared of whether it was placed there later.”
The second is an additional laboratory report (not attached here) which simply states that the bike was received on January 5, 1977 at 0900 hours from Michael Sinke, Latent Print Unit, Warren Laboratory.
The third mention is in a lab report by Charlotte Day, dated January 11, 1977, which states that “Standard paint from the van is not the same as the smears of foreign paint on a bicycle submitted 5 Jan. 77.
The fourth indicates that the bike was photographed and processed and that no identifiable latent prints were obtained.