Evidence Overview & Highlights
The Evidence section is broken into several pages. The intro page contains:
- Overview/Highlights of the evidence released. There are over 30,000 pages, so I suggest where to start.
Three separate pages contain:
All official government reports. Most are extremely useful.
Complete listing of the released evidence, with links. Jeffco released 23 different batches over several years, so I provide a commentary on each batch, explaining how useful it is, and what you will find where.
Instructions to obtain your own copies of any released evidence. (Most of it is online, but you can order your own copy of any of it from Jeffco for a small fee. It's mostly on DVD now.)
Overview of the released evidence
As of October 2010, the Jeffco Sheriff's office has released 23 separate batches of information. Material includes:
- tens of thousands of pages of police files, including all witness interviews (now on DVD)
- Eric and Dylan's journals and other writing (nearly 1,000 pages)
- Eric's website
- videos of Eric and Dylan (but not The Basement Tapes)
- 911 audio tapes
- hundreds of crime scene photos
- autopsy reports
- lab reports
- physical evidence, ballistics, inventories of all materials collected, etc.
- all the search warrants (they fill a thick book)
- DA files from the killers' Diversion Program
- report of a grand jury investigation into the cover-up
There have been no releases for a few years, but for the latest info on releases, follow this link to the Jeffco web page. Unfortunately, they change the link with annoying frequency, so if it is broken, go to their homepage and type Columbine in the search box.
Highlights of the released evidence
Most readers and students researching papers will find everything they need among the government reports, and this group of evidence, especially #1:
Nearly 1,000 pages of the killers journals and other writings (Item #23 on the full-listing page). You can download it here from the Rocky Mountain News, but it's 34 MB and 1,000 pages in random order. See the Journals section of this site for scans of the most compelling pages, and an inventory of the rest, with links and instructions on finding what you want.
11,000 pages of investigative files (Item #23 on the full-listing page). This includes most police files. There is incredible information here, but it's nearly impossible to find anything. I will soon post two indexes here: one to most popular items, and a second detailed index (which itself is huge, but you can electronically search it easily to find a particular name and get the page number for their police file.)
Several videos. See descriptions on the full-listing page, and in the Videos section of the site (under ETC on the nav bar).
The killers' files from their year in the Diversion program (Items E & F on the full-listing page). I have not found these online anywhere, but have scanned all Eric's pages, under the Journals section of the site.
The Grand Jury report (Item A on the full-listing page)