Distinctive hat a clue in burglary
August 12, 72013
On January 31, 1999, the Denver Broncos defeated
the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 to win Superbowl
XXXIII. Legendary quarterback John Elway, who
threw for 336 yards and ran in a three-yard
touchdown, became the oldest player at age 38 to
be named a Superbowl MVP. Now a memento from
that historic game is a major lead in a local
A distinctive championship baseball cap from
that game was found in a home recently
burglarized, and the homeowners had never seen
In addition to being distinctive, the cap was
also obviously well worn, with plenty of sweat
evident on the brim and stains on the bill
indicative of the hat's having been donned ond
doffed countless times.
While those stains might not produce latent
finger prints, the oil and sweat stains will
undoubtedly yield useable DNA, and the cap is on
its way to the Idaho State Crime lab to extract
it, which could provide the clue necessary to
lead to the suspect.
Sheriff's investigators are asking, if you own
the hat, to save a bit of time and trouble and
come forward and be honest. They will do their
best to work with you in atoning for the crime.
While the offer is there and honestly made,
investigators are also asking anyone who might
know the owner of the cap to call (208)
267-3151, extension 206, and give a name.
That's all. Investigators will do the rest.
You don't even have to speak with a deputy if
you don't want to ... call after 5 p.m. and
leave a message on the answering machine. You
don't have to identify yourself or leave a
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