(WMC-TV) – Action News 5 is learning much more about the evidence found in the home and car of Maurice Brown Sr., which led to his arrest.
At first, police were invited inside the family's apartment as they began investigating the case of missing 3-year-old Maurice Brown Jr.
But by late morning, they had to secure a series of search warrants before moving forward.
We now know what evidence they collected and why.
Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing at 10:24 p.m. on Sunday, Jul. 1.
When police and family members searched the apartment and surrounding area for the little boy, they found what looked like blood stains on a towel and near the bathtub.
Based on the discovery, investigators wrote up three search warrants uncovered by Action News 5.
The documents note that while they were working the case, the boy's father had changed clothes.
Our cameras rolled while crime scene officers collected items from inside his apartment.
The return on the warrant says officers took:
- 7 fluid samples
- 3 hair follicles
- 4 toothbrushes
- 1 sheet
- A duvet cover
- A mop
- A pair of orange shorts
- 2 spoons
- A plastic bowl
- A plastic cup
- A hairbrush
Action News 5 cameras also rolled as a tow truck hauled away Brown's car, a 2002 Toyota Camry.
The return on the search warrant for the car says officers took the floor mat from the trunk and a fabric sample from the backseat.
Investigators also secured a warrant for Brown senior's DNA. The return says officers collected two buccal swabs to compare his DNA against any other DNA discovery.
Maurice Brown Sr. is in jail without bond. He's due back in court Jul. 26.
Click the following links to read the affidavits that detail the search warrants: