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Evidence in Rainwalker Case Revealed

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Police Share Evidence in Rainwalker Disapperance Case

Cambridge-Greenwich Police are sharing more evidence with the public in the case of the disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker.

The 12-year-old Washington County boy has been missing since last November.

Now, investigators are showing surveillance video footage that they say could blow a hole in the alibi of Stephen Kerr, Rainwalker’s adoptive father whom police have labelled a person of interest in the boy’s disappearance.

The black-and-white video comes from the Glens Falls National Bank branch on Main Street in Greenwich.

The timestamp on the footage is 12:16 a.m. on November 2nd.

Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell explains, “It shows a gold Chrysler minivan, similar to what Stephen was driving, headed west on State Route 29 or Main Street here in Greenwich.”

Bell says he decided to make the video evidence public in the hopes of finding out whether or not the van in the video is the same as Kerr’s father’s van:  the one Kerr was driving on the night that Rainwalker vanished.

If the person driving the van in the bank surveillance video is Stephen Kerr, police say his trip west down Main Street shortly after midnight on November 2nd does not match the story he told investigators.

“He said he was in bed at 12:16 a.m.,” says Bell.

Police also say they’re now more confident than ever that Kerr is lying about where he was when he used his cell phone on the night that Rainwalker disappeared.

“He was definitely in South Troy,” Chief Bell tells FOX23 News.  “I can’t tell you exactly where but he was not on his route that he says he took when he received that phone call.”

Jeffrey McMorris, Kerr’s attorney, calls the video evidence ridiculous.

McMorris tells us, “It’s black and white.  It’s jumpy.  It’s choppy.  I would think they might be able to do a little better job than that.”

The Glens Falls lawyer says his clients won’t allow police to take another look at the van until investigators can explain how an additional search will help find Rainwalker.

Kerr still hasn’t submitted to Chief Bell’s request that he take a polygraph test.

McMorris explains, “If he wanted to guarantee for us that Stephen takes the polygraph and is cleared that he’d get full immunity, then we might consider it.”

FOX23 News asked McMorris from what charge or charges would Kerr want immunity.

McMorris explains that he’s looking for immunity from whatever charge or charges police might try to pin on the missing boy’s father.



Written by Kim

March 25, 2008 at 6:20 pm

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