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Evidence: Incident Report, Greg Giblini Murder

Sonoma County Police Dept, Special Crimes Unit

Investigating officer: Det. Wallace Schaeffer
Victim's name: Greg Giblini Age: 20
Address: 2133 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Incident date: 3/13/96
Incident time: between 2:30 and 3:24 a.m.
Suspects: no definite leads at this time

Description of Incident: Central dispatch received a 911 call from Christine Meyers, the victim's neighbor, at 2:47 a.m. Meyers was extremely agitated and had to be calmed down. She reported the victim and several others had been yelling and playing music at loud volume all evening. She called when she heard crashing noises and breaking glass. Dispatch put out a radio alert, and Santa Rosa Police officers Briggs and Holborne, who were patrolling the area, rolled to the scene, arriving at 3:24. They found the apartment door closed and unlocked, and the lights were on in the living room, kitchen, hallway, and bathroom. The stereo was off.

Briggs found the victim in the bathroom and immediately called for backup and a forensic team. He and Holborne secured the crime scene and detained Meyers. I arrived with forensic officer Deanna Brennan at 3:57.

The victim was lying on his right side between the sink counter and the shower stall. He had been shot in the lower back. The bullet entered the body on the right side angling up and toward the heart. There was no exit wound. The victim's left hand rested in his pooled blood. The sink area was smeared with the victim's blood. In addition, blood streaks were found on the shower stall door. The shower stall door was closed. The medicine cabinet was open. The cabinet contained toiletries, several containers of non- prescription drugs, Band-Aids, matches, and one bottle of Valium, prescribed by a Dr. Christian Rapport at Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo. There were no towels in the bathroom.

The apartment was in a general state of disorder. There were no signs of violence. All the windows were intact. The kitchen table was overturned, and several chairs were pushed back. The living room desk drawers were open and the contents had been overturned onto the floor. There were several computer cables in and near the desk. There was no computer on the premises.

Investigation: I interviewed Ms. Meyers, who lives in the upstairs unit. She said she rarely saw the victim, and he did not appear to be employed. She said she thought of him as "quiet"until three days ago, when she began hearing a lot of yelling and carrying on. She said she never noticed anyone unusual entering or leaving the apartment, and never saw anyone else's car. I questioned all the other residents in the complex and they said they rarely saw the victim. The landlord, Jerry Hecht, said the victim had paid his rent regularly and was a good tenant.

I asked Ms. Meyers to identify the victim's car. She picked out a red Nissan pickup with California plates and an expired registration sticker. Inside on the passenger seat were two computer-related books from O'Reilly & Associates in Sebastopol, along with six adult magazines. A baggie containing several ounces of marijuana was found in the glove compartment. There was nothing in the truck bed. The vehicle was impounded and will be examined for forensic evidence.

Inspector Brennan's initial conclusion was that the victim died from the gunshot wound. She said the bullet probably passed through the liver, diaphragm, and lungs before lodging in or near the heart. She predicted massive internal injuries. She found no other signs of physical trauma.



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