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Chevrolet Corsica was found Sept.
Witnesses gave conflicting testi
monies about the number of vehicles
that left the tracks.
Lincoln Police Lt. Noah VanButsel
said he couldn’ t tell whether the tracks
had been made by one car or two cars.
Gus Hitz, a Lancaster County dep
uty sheriff, said a set of tire tracks
found on Sept. 24,1992, headed cast
toward a wooded area.
Two pol ice dogs were given a blan
ket and clothing belonging to Harms,
Hitz said. Both dogs then tracked a
scent to the tree-filled area, he said.
Lacey said after the hearing the
prosecution had demonstrated the
police used proper procedures in in
vestigating Harms’ car.
The prosecution, Lacey said,
showed police took great pains to
obtain fingerprints from the car.
“They did their job,” he said. “It is
possible for someone be be in a vehi
cle — like the defendant — and not
Witnesses had testified earlier the
fingerprinting investigation of the car
yielded little evidence.
The car was taken to the crime lab
to be searched for hair, blood, finger
prints and semen. Investigators found
none belonging to Bjorklund,
Investigators used lasers and fin
gerprint dust to obtain prints inside
and outside of the car, he said. Two
prints — one unidentified and the
other belonging to the farmer who
found the car — were discovered,
Neither Harms’ nor Bjorklund’s
fingerprints were found, he said.
VanButsel, who has received FBI
training in fingerprinting, testified it
was not unusual for an investigation
to yield so few prints.
Investigators searched for finger
Bjorklund trial update
► Judge Donald Endacott ruled that
about 15 pictures of the autopsy and
burial site could be admitted as
► Police officials testified they located
two sets of tire prints in the field where
Candice Harms' car was found.
► Police said neither Bjorklund's nor
Harms' fingerprints were in her car.
They did their job. It
is possible for
someone be in a
vehicle — like the
defendant — and not
Lancaster County attorney
prints on a gum wrapper in the car,
VanButsel said, but were unable to
They did not look for prints on
Harms’ textbooks and folders that
were in the front seat on the floor of
the passenger’s side, VanButsel said.
Police found no evidence that any
one had wiped the steering wheel of
fingerprints, he said. But police would
be unable to tell if the car had been
wiped free of prints with a dry cloth,
The trial continues Wednesday
with a time change to 8:30 a.m. until
noon and l p.m. to 5 p.m. The judge
said those times would continue Mon
day through Thursday until further
The trial will end at noon on Friday
so the Sidney-arca jurors can return
home for the weekend, the judge said.
Senior Editor Andrea Kaier and Editor
Jeremy Fitzpatrick contributed to this re
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Cauble said he would not make
additional arrests until he was certain
of the suspects’ involvement.
The incident was not racially mo
tivated, Cauble said.
“Witnesses we have interviewed
have all indicated that the victim was
assaulted only because he was the
nearest person at hand,” Cauble said
in a statement.
Several university groups, includ
ing the Afrikan People’s Union and
the NU Athletic Department have
helped in the investigation, Cauble
NU Athletic Director Bill Byrne
would not comment on his depart
ment’s role in the investigation.
Cauble attended an APU meeting
Tuesday night. He said he was thank
ing group members for providing valu
able information to the investigation.
Beginning midnight Wednesday
8:26 a.m.—Fire alarm accidentally
tripped, 310 N. 14th St.
10:25 a.m. — Vandalism/criminal
mischief, New Hampshire Street
remote lot, $325.
1:58 p.m.—Purse stolen, Oldfather
3:45 p.m. — Car mirror broken,
14th and Avery streets parking lot,
3:58 p.m.—Bike stolen, Nebraska
4:51 p.m. — Strong-arm robbery,
Nebraska Union, $20.
5:12 p.m.—Bike stolen, Sigma Nu
5:24 p.m.—Bike stolen, Sigma Nu
10:48 p.m. — Fire alarm went off,
Burr Residence Hall, cause unde
11:02 p.m. — Books stolen, Love
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