Saturday, November 14, 2009

No ID, despite an ID

I'm sure there's a reason for this explanation, but only the investigators know right now.
San Antonio police are investigating the discovery of some human remains in a field on the northwest side.

Police said the remains were found around 6 p.m. Friday in Welles Park by some kids who were walking nearby.

Police said a skull, leg bone and some vertebrae were found along with some clothing and an Iowa driver's license.

Investigators said no identification has been made on the remains and they don't know how long they had been there. [emphases added]

(from KSAT-12)

Am I off base? Are the investigators just being cautious and not jumping to conclusions, in case the Iowa license actually belongs to a different person? Or are they being obtuse? I'm willing to give them the benefit of a doubt and assume they are just being careful, even if they strongly suspect that the remains indeed are the person on the license, and I'm thinking they don't want to share too much information or make too many definitive statements with the media reporting their every word. What do you think?

Oh, and if this was the fantasy world of CSI: San Antonio, do you think they would have solved the case by now?

UPDATE: The police have released an identification: Richard Ashbacher.


AlanDP said...

Yeah, I think they just have to wait until they have corroborating evidence to prove that the license belongs to the dead guy. Maybe the murderer dropped it (if he was murdered).

Dave said...

Perhaps the police want to be sure the ID doesn't belong to this guy.

Sabra said...

I agree that they're just being careful. It could be, as Alan said, the license of whoever murdered him (if he was murdered), and it could also be a fake ID with an alias on it.

libraaztec said...

Hahahaha! CSI:San Antonio, funny. (^_^)