Authorities found a card bearing Jack Ruby’s fingerprints, Bonnie and Clyde autopsy photos and other police-related memorabilia during a drug raid at an apartment.
Police found the memorabilia in Michael Roppolo’s apartment in a raid on March 24, 2003. Roppolo was convicted of drug possession in November last year and received a five-year probationary sentence.
He told authorities that a relative who used to work for the department gave him the materials.
It’s unclear whether Ruby’s prints were taken after he shot accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, or whether the fingerprint card was made in an earlier arrest.
Police also found a photo inventory of Oswald’s belongings, which were seized from his rooming house on the day of the assassination.
Police say items related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy appear to be authentic and apparently were taken from police archives several decades ago. They are to be included in a new police headquarters museum.