KIRO 7 has uncovered new information about the case against Seattle lawyer and rape suspect Danford Grant, including what items were found inside his car.
Search warrants said police were searching for a black-handled folding silver knife that several of Grant’s five victims said he used during their rapes.
Investigators looked for it at Grant's home, office and in his black Honda Pilot when the vehicle was finally located by police nearly a month after Grant’s arrest.
According to documents just made public, a BB gun was found inside the car and investigators seized an iPhone that will be forensically tested to discover whether Grant used it to make appointments with the alleged victims and if it can reveal his whereabouts.
The iPad, laptop and multiple thumb drives detectives found could reveal that Grant used the Internet to research and stalk the women.
The search warrant also seeks evidence that Grant was following and watching his victims, "which would include any surveillance equipment and cameras." A mini HD video camera was also found inside the Honda.
According to the documents, "there is probable cause to believe Grant used his GPS system” – also found in the car – “to locate and respond to different massage parlors where he later raped his victims."
No black-handled silver knife was found.
Grant's wife, Seattle city assistant attorney Jennifer Grant, moved his vehicle from Greenwood, where he was arrested, to Wedgwood, where it sat more than a mile from the couple's home for nearly a month.
Attorneys for the family said Jennifer Grant wasn't hiding anything, and didn't take anything from the Honda Pilot except for a garage door opener.
Documents said 21 items were found in Danford Grant’s Honda Pilot including a “plastic bag with contents,” but what the contents are is not detailed.