A cardboard box containing evidence pertaning to the murder of the Colorado Kid was sealed in 1983 and stored in the evidence storage room of the Haven Police Department.

The container was among the items that got "shifted around" as a result of the Haven flood in 2000. In July of 2010, FBI Special Agent Audrey Parker requested to see the Colorado Kid evidence, and several days later, Chief Wournos obliged. The two opened the box, which was still closed with the original seal, and discovered that the container had, in fact, been sealed empty.