NORMAN — Two knives and three sections of rope were among the items Norman police seized last week from a white Toyota that also contained the body of Lester Hobbs, the man authorities think abducted and killed 7-year-old Aja Johnson.
The Cleveland County District Court today released the search warrants for the car and the field on which it was found, in the northeast corner of SH 9 and 108th Avenue in rural southeast Norman. The court also released the documents that inventory what police seized from the searches.
Norman Detective Lori Burks requested the warrants March 29, the day the car was found by landowner Gerald Stotts. Aja's body was found nearby.
According to the documents, detectives searched the car until April 1 and completed the report on their field search Thursday.
Among the items found in the field were a red plastic candy bag, a piece of blue fabric, a silver sequined blouse, elementary notepaper with writing, an old gray shirt, a hunting boot and a few car-related items.
In addition to the knives and rope, detectives found in the car 15 unspecified articles of clothing, four bags or purses, two pair of footwear, latent fingerprints, and assorted papers.
Law enforcement agencies had been looking for Hobbs since Jan. 24, when his estranged wife Tonya LeAnn Hobbs was found dead in Comanche County and her daughter Aja was missing.
Hobbs was charged two days later with first-degree murder in Tonya Hobbs' death and kidnapping in Aja's disappearance.
In the search warrant affidavits for the car and field, Burks wrote that investigators found evidence from latent fingerprints, footwear, blood stains, clothing, hairs and fibers, personal items that could help identify the deceased and how they died, and a knife that may have been used.