What the Hell Is Going on with the Rape Kit from the Patrick Kane Rape Investigation?
The Patrick Kane rape investigation has been moving along pretty slowly over the last several weeks. However, on Wednesday it took a very bizarre turn.
Thomas Eoannou, the attorney for Kane’s accuser, called a press conference to announce that an empty evidence bag had been left in the doorway of the accuser’s mother’s home. The bag at one point contained the rape kit administered at the hospital after the accuser reported that she had been assaulted. It was labeled with personal identifying information of the accuser, as well as the name of the nurse who performed the tests.
“I have never seen an evidence bag outside of a police lab, a prosecutor’s office or a courtroom, let alone find one in a doorway of a rape victim’s mother’s home,” Eoannou said.
This is a picture of the ripped open evidence bag. pic.twitter.com/6JiVpX1f33
— Shawn McKenzie (@ShawnMcKenzieSN) September 23, 2015
So what do Erie County authorities have to say about all this?
Well, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita had no official comment. However, sources said his office is looking into it—which is probably a good idea.
However, Erie County Central Police Services issued a statement around 4 p.m. on Wednesday denying that anything is amiss:
All evidence related to this case that was given to Erie County Central Police Services by the Town of Hamburg Police Department is accounted for and remains in its original packaging in the possession of Erie County Central Police Services. This includes the evidence in the rape kit and the packaging itself. This evidence has been analyzed and reports of that analysis sent to the appropriate agencies.
Obviously, something is not right here. Where is the evidence? Who put the bag there? Why? There are just so many questions. File this one under WTF.