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Report: Ryan Holyk's DNA found on patrol car

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Investigators at the crash scene of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk found the teen’s DNA on Deputy Joseph Bodman’s patrol car, according to new court documents. Investigators at the crash scene of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk found the teen’s DNA on Deputy Joseph Bodman’s patrol car, according to new court documents.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Investigators at the crash scene of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk found the teen’s DNA on Deputy Joseph Bodman’s patrol car, according to new court documents.

Holyk died in June, 2014 after he crashed on his bicycle. Questions were immediately raised after the crash as to whether or not a patrol vehicle driven by Spokane County Deputy Joseph Bodman struck Holyk.

Spokane Police conducted an investigation and found deputy Bodman never made contact with Holyk. The Holyk legal team says, for that reason, this new finding is extremely important.

“How did it get there if there was no contact with the vehicle and Ryan,” Lawyer Mike Maurer said. “I think it’s important for the community to realize there’s information out there they haven’t been providing.”

But Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says this information isn’t new, and there’s an explanation.

Knezovich cited the investigation report completed by the Spokane Police.

“It’s fairly evident the vehicle did not strike Ryan,” Sheriff Knezovich. “The most likelihood of how the DNA got in contact with the bumper was, the vehicle was right in the area where the bike went down for hours. There were many people walking back and forth…That could have simply brushed up against the vehicle after touching Ryan and left that evidence there.”

“It’s kind of tragic that this attorney seems to want to try this case in the media without all the evidence being presented to the public all at once.”

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