Yes, you read the title right. But does it really surprise you? I’m sure many of you are saying in your heads ….. “what evidence? They didn’t alter anything! Prove it!” Coincidentally, that’s exactly what I plan to do.
Remember Lauren Rousseau’s car? The one said to have been “riddled with bullets?” It seems as though Corrupticut’s finest found it important to alter one of those bullet holes without recording it in any way. One could say that it almost looks like they sanded it down. The picture below is from Meehan – parking lot photos #67 (zoomed in)
From the picture below (Meehan – parking lot photos #78 zoomed in) we know that this bullet hole was labeled “BS 4“.
For the sake of being thorough, here is a side profile of her car which you can find in Meehan – parking lot photos #62
Druuuuum roll please!!!
Here’s a screenshot I took from a CBC news interview with her father Gilles Rousseau.
And just in case anyone would like to argue that this is not the same bullet hole, here is my rebuttal. In the photo above, at the top you can see what looks like a piece of paper (I’m actually not really sure what it is so I’m just gonna go with paper) on the windshield. Here’s a screenshot from the same news report. Notice that paper on the windshield? Same car, same bullet hole… but just different from the ones in the crime scene photos.
You can see the footage for yourself. There’s actually 2 separate videos that show this hole.
The one I took these screenshots from are here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2318252219 It can be seen at 1:34.
Here’s the second video: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2318295241 it can be seen at 2:39.
And even though I find it unnecessary at this point, let’s take a closer look and compare the too.
Looks like the same hole to me folks. Of course the flash is on in the crime scene photo (left), making things appear to look lighter than they are.
So… maybe they had to alter it for some reason. Maybe safety or for some kind of analysis. But then, isn’t it strange that it’s not documented at all? There are no before and after photos. No notation in any report regarding her car or any kind of forensic/ballistic reports.
This anomaly presents a huge problem. They either altered evidence illegally or they failed to do their job and never recorded doing this, thus making it appear like an illegal act. But will we ever know which one is true? Probably not. Cause even if we were successful in getting an investigation into the investigation, who the hell knows where the car is now. The family sold the car not too long after the event (CFS 1200704559 Book 1 00171440 p.1). It is interesting to note that a family friend had pointed out a bullet hole that law enforcement missed. Whoops! Perhaps it wasn’t such a smart idea to return the car to the family only 3 days after the event took place. You can find the return of vehicle statement form in CFS 1200704559 Book 4 00182444 p.19.
Maybe this is just another tale of Incompetent Cop Syndrome which seems to be an epidemic larger than the black plague in this case. Or maybe they had something to hide. But what would that be? Clearly it’d be the protruding metal. So what mystery does protruding metal reveal? Angle of the shot perhaps? One thing is for sure though.. we will never know anything until we start asking some questions.
Sources referenced but not listed above
Crime scene photos of car: Meehan parking lot photos # 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 74, 78, 79, 81, 84, 109
Processing footage: CDMCS Vehicle processing 1 – her car is the first one in the footage.
Vehicle processing report: CFS 1200704597 00063174
Brief report regarding her car: CFS 1200704597 00019311
You can download all available crime scene photos, scene processing video, dash cam footage, official reports and police audio here: