Police deny reports of DNA link in Stow case

A sketch of the suspect in the Bryan Stow beating (left) and a booking photo of Giovanni Ramirez from a previous arrest (right). The photo was leaked from his parole file to several media organizations by an unknown Los Angeles-area law enforcement official.

June 12, 2011 1:14:21 PM PDT
The Los Angeles Times reports that police sources are denying a television station's report of a blood-stained Dodgers jersey linking the prime suspect to beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow.

Sources tell the Times a blood-stained Dodgers jersey was handed over to investigators, but DNA tests showed no match to suspect Giovanni Ramirez or victim Bryan Stow. A dry cleaner gave the jersey to the LAPD after someone brought it to his shop shortly after Stow was beaten on opening day at Dodger stadium.

Stow remains in a coma at San Francisco General Hospital.

Ramirez is in jail on a parole hold and has not been formally charged with the crime. Police continue to look for two other suspects in the case.