Smithsonian evidence mail from the American crime drama television series Homicide: Life on the Street.
Adapted from a non-fiction Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets novel by David Simon, the series follows the work of a homicide unit with the Baltimore Police Department.
Smithsonian evidence mail arrived at the department for Detective John Munch (Richard Belzer) in the eleventh episode of the seventh series titled ‘Bones of Contention’. Munch and Detective Meldrick Lewis (Clark Johnson) investigate remains of a female that are dug up at a construction site. The skeletal remains end up being linked to a long-forgotten bank robbery.
The evidence mail consists of a brown envelope, a ripped piece of pink paper and a facial reconstruction sheet. The word ‘confidential’ is stamped in red on the envelope, along with a stamped ‘Smithsonian’ address and a white label showing the document was addressed to detective Munch. The pink ripped piece of paper appears to be part of a ‘evidence and/or property tag’ document with the text ‘police department, Baltimore, Maryland’ at the top.
The envelope displays a minor rip on the seal, however the item remains in very good production-used condition.
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