ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Vallejo kidnapping victim's attorney says evidence may be missing

Byby Melanie Woodrow KGO logo
Friday, January 13, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney in Vallejo kidnapping case says evidence may be missing
The attorney representing Denise Huskins says evidence from the kidnapping Vallejo police called a hoax may be missing, causing more problems for both parties.

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- There are new issues in the kidnapping case Vallejo police initially called a hoax. The victim's attorney says they want to question the city about potentially missing evidence.

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When Denise Huskins an Aaron Quinn's civil attorneys asked to see Vallejo Police Department's electronic communications during the critical time police say they believed the couple made up being kidnapped, they only received a few emails.

One was for an increased visibility patrol to alleviate residents' concerns about the alleged kidnapping and the others were from a print reporter who said someone claiming to be the kidnapper was emailing him.

"That's why we have no idea why Kenny Park went on national television," said Huskins' attorney Kevin Clune.

Clune says Vallejo police interrogated Huskins' boyfriend Aaron Quinn for 18 hours, but the interrogation videos they handed over were incomplete.

He believes there's a chunk of time that is missing when the Vallejo police go over the polygraph examination with Quinn. Clune says he doesn't know if the city needs more time, if the emails, texts and chunk of interrogation video were not preserved, or even worse, if they were destroyed.

"That's why we want to make sure that Vallejo explains under oath why this is all that we're receiving," Clune told ABC7 News.

The attorneys representing the city did not respond to our request, but their position is clear in emails filed with court documents. They call the discovery, "burdensome" and "fishing."

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"The notion that Denise and Aaron are causing a burden to the city at this point in time, after what the city did is just outrageous," said Clune.

A judge will hear both sides' arguments next week.

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