To The Cleaners: Blood-Stained Jersey Linked To Dodger Stadium Beating, DNA Matches Stow [Updated]
Dry cleaners became suspicious and notified authorities when a blood-stained Dodgers jersey was dropped off at a local establishment, according to NBC LA. Deemed a possible link in the brutal beating case of Giants fan Bryan Stow, "Los Angeles Police took possession of the jersey and submitted it for DNA analysis. The results came back a match to Stow."One of the two assailants was wearing a Dodgers jersey, as was the woman who drove suspects from Dodger Stadium, say investigators. The driver wore a number 16 Andre Ethier jersey, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said earlier in the investigation.
Suspect one, Giovanni Ramirez, was arrested May 22 but has yet to be charged with the attack. He has undergone two polygraph tests with undisclosed results and remains in jail on an alleged parole violation. No information has been revealed publicly about second suspect or the getaway driver.
The source who first informed NBCLA of the bloodied jersey said it's believed Ramirez is the individual who took the jersey to the cleaners. A second source, who is with LAPD, did not contradict this, but said the jersey is not Ramirez's. Whether investigators believe it was the getaway driver's or someone else's, the source declined to say.
UPDATE - June 11, 4:59 p.m.
Law enforcement sources have denied the NBC LA news report connection between a blood-stained Dodgers jersey and the Bryan Stow case. Sources speaking on condition of anonymity said no DNA match was found, according to the L.A. Times.