This page documents the investigative steps taken in relation to the fragment PT/35(b) since its alleged discovery on 12 May 1989.
The reader must understand that part II, III, IV, V and VI come directly from the official timeline reconstructed and wholly accepted by the SCCRC.
In Part I, I will attempt to reconstruct the timeline of the events that led to the discovery of PT/35(b) on 12 May 1989.
Part VII, I will discuss the true origin of PT/35(b) since it was learned that it could not have come from a MST-13 MEBO timer.
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART I. From 21/12/88 to 12/05/89
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART II. From 12/05/89 to 15/06/90
12 May 1989. Fragment of circuit board is found in PI/995 by Dr Hayes on 12 May 89, according to page 51 of Dr Hayes notes. The police production logs for PT/35 record it as having been found by Dr Hayes at RARDE on 12 May 1989.
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART III. From 15/06/90 to December 1991
15 June 1990. According to the FD-302 of Tom Thurman that is provided with the police report, he received K1 from Richard Sherrow of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Lab on this date.
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART IV: Late signing of Labels
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART V: Scientific inquiries in 1992
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART VI: 1999/2000 Enquiries
PT/35(b) TIMELINE PART VII. From 23/10/08 to today
On 23 October 2008, it was discovered that PT/35(b) was not a fragment of a MST-13 timer.