"Hiding in Plain Sight": S.C. Officer's 2009 Photos of Wilfredo Reyes
Although two SFPD officers eventually flew to South Carolina to extradite Medrano a month later, they did not learn of the images of Reyes, as they failed to follow-up on leads that would have revealed Reyes' hideout. The Reyes photos -- definitive proof of his whereabouts more than a year after the murders -- wouldn't arrive in San Francisco for another two and a half years.
As the story explained:
At the Ramos trial, Teal testified that he mailed the San Francisco DA's office a package containing the documents related to the Medrano case, including the footage and photographs of Reyes. Assistant DA Harry Dorfman, who handled the murder case, stated under oath that he never received that package. To this day, what happened to it remains a mystery.
The photos were introduced into the Ramos trial only after the defense team's private investigator, Tim O'Brien, contacted Spartanburg, S.C., County Prosecutor David Cude in January 2012. Offhand, Cude referenced the existence of the photos, which he assumed the S.F. DA's office had already received.