Evidence in Hailey Owens Murder Outlined in Search Warrant

Published 02/21 2014 12:14PM

Updated 02/21 2014 06:21PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The search warrant served on the house where 10-year old Hailey Owens' body was found, turned up guns, ammunition, a bullet casing, bleach and duct tape.
That's according to the search warrant affidavit, filed late this morning at the Greene County Judicial Center.

The affidavit - attached above - (warning: Graphic content)  describes what Springfield police initially saw when they entered Craig Wood's home at 1538 E. Stanford early Wednesday morning, including the discovery of Hailey's body inside a plastic tub in the basement of the house.  Officers said they saw things in the house, including the body in the tub, so they backed out of the house and applied for the search warrant.

Among the items found in that search was a spent 22 caliber shell casing on the basement floor, evidence the basement had been cleaned with bleach, and more than a dozen guns with ammunition.

The affidavit also describes a three-ring binder containing images of child pornography, along with several pieces of notebook paper with stories written on them.  Police also seized a laptop computer, two video cameras, VHS tapes and DVDs and bedding.

The items are outlined in the search warrant inventory which was filed Friday morning with the Greene County Circuit Clerk's office.

Hailey was abducted within a block or two of her home in the 3200 block of West Lombard, shortly before 5pm Tuesday. 

Williams said the suspect, Craig Michael Wood, was found sitting in a gold-colored Ford pickup truck outside the house on Stanford about 8:30pm Tuesday.  He was taken to police headquarters for questioning, and then charged Wednesday afternoon.

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