"Jon/Jane Doe Raped Here WHO WILL SAVE US?"
The piece of "graffiti" above, taken from the wall of the south west wing toilets at Haute de la Garenne and contained in the Operation Rectangle Summary Report, is a chilling and sobering reminder of the terrors vulnerable children suffered while in the "care" of the States of Jersey.
Below is that Operation Rectangle Summary Report from July 2008 which used to be available on the States of Jersey Police's website but, for some reason, was taken down not long after the Former Senior Investigating Officer Lenny Harper retired.
This Report is possibly the most definitive documentation of the "evidence" of juvenile remains, the search criteria and much more concerning Jersey's Child Abuse Investigation. For those who don't buy into the Tooth Fairy Tales, magical disappearing baths, magical disappearing collagen, gaps in floorboards and magical disappearing cellars that has been fed to us by Jersey's State Media, Mick Gradwell, David Warcup and Ian Le Marquand then you must read this evidence.
Chief Officer Graham Power
The assets were deployed in a logical and systematic manner applying best value and best practice guidelines.
The canine assets were deployed in the first instance in a wide area screening search to contact role prior to detail targeting.
Geophysical and GPR assets were deployed to identify anomalous areas for further investigation by other assets.
Gridded probing techniques allowed the canine assets easier access to sub surface scent.
Forensic and archaeological assets were deployed upon the reaction of the canine assets, GPR anomaly and/or when anecdotal witness evidence applied.
Forensic assets were deployed to secure evidence of sexual and violent abuse within crime scenes declared upon canine reaction and anecdotal witness testimony.
The human blood search dog was deployed in a detailed close supervision search role within crime scenes to locate human blood deposits that may be explained at a later date as being accidental or suspicious.
On the ground reconnaissance and control measures survey.
Identify relevant features on the ground that provide optimal areas for burial.
A number of potential deposition sites were identified by geophysical survey using magnetrometry , resistivity and ground penetrating radar. The anomalies are numerically identified and recorded mapped GPS locator digital imagery. Full descriptions and explanations are recorded later in this report.
Ground characterization – dig test pits on the site to establish the ground geology and the sub surface hydro domains.
Test pits revealed a sandy top and sub-soil that had been cultivated to a depth of around 18 inches to two feet. The ground drains very efficiently with there being no readily available ground water.
Digability and excavatability survey – establish the viability and ease to dig a burial using hand tools on the site.
A number of test digs were carried out which revealed a high degree of digability to a depth of around twelve to fifteen feet due to soft sandy sub-soil. Probing however was difficult due to the density of the sub-soil prior to digging.
Analyse the soil to determine type and the probable effects on decomposition.
Analysis of the soil revealed a neutral – slightly alkaline PH which would have little adverse effect on decomposition.
Geophysics study to determine the optimum equipment type for the site and the maximum resolution and depth penetration available.
A study provided information that was suggestive that all types of geophysical equipment may be deployed. However in practice GPR was found to be more timely and efficient.
Geomatics – create a plan drawing of the site to record any significant finds or search activity.
The States of Jersey Police road collision investigator has produced a detailed plan of the HDLG site using theodolight technology. (appendix6) GPS satellite positioning equipment was used to pinpoint anomalies, features and search areas covered by the canine assets. These are produced on digital mapping.
Conduct a walk through with a knowledgeable person who can provide information regarding the changes and renovations to the building and grounds.
The historical renovation and extension to the building, due to expansion and changes in usage required archive research to identify sequential changes to the property which revealed anomalous voids and possible deposition areas.
Search of the site in a prioritised order, all assets should be used moving from the non invasive to the invasive.
Where geophysical surveys identify anomalies these should be compared against any known sub surface utilities prior to invasive excavation.
Building plans, archive planning and interviews of witnesses provided the required information with regard to sub surface utilities both past and present.
Where any EVRD (Enhanced Victim Recovery Dog) indications are given consideration should be made to any sub surface scent pathways gravity fed either via pathways through the soil, bedrock or hydro geological action.
Following EVRD indications all the required information with regard to scent pathways etc was obtained. This enabled the handler to form expert opinion with regard to behaviour changes and identify points of interest.
Where there are physical excavations on any priority area or identified anomaly they should be supervised by an Archaeologist and Anthropologist.
Forensic archaeologists completed excavation by hand or machine of all sub-surface anomalies and supervised the search of banks etc. A forensic anthropologist was on site to identify bone excavated from sub surface anomalies and produced by sieving techniques. Samples that were not immediately identifiable on site due to degradation
were conveyed to the UK for further expert analysis.
Floor joists taped to recover hair, fibre and skin cells.
Ultra violet light search.
Floor joists and floor boards subjected to chemical treatment to identify and recover fingerprints.
Walls taped to recover hair, fibre and skin cells.
Light source search including quaser.
Floor swept using gridding system.
Items of interest recovered and exhibited.
Human blood search dog screening.
Archaelogical spoil dry / wet sieved
Chemically treated (Luminol) to highlight areas of interest for further testing.
The following are the main items of interest to the investigation from these areas.
Blood in bath. Cellar 1
50 +Human teeth cellars 3 and 4
Human bone fragments cellars 3 and 4
Blood stained cloth cellar 3
Chemical reaction in cellars 1 & 2 (Luminol) Cellar two under animal carcases.
Condom wrapper cellar 1 (partial DNA profile)
Used condom. Cellar 2
Dated reading material pertinent to enquiry.
Children’s toys and written work.
The forensic team also provided a detailed photographic record of the search including written evidence from the wall of the south west wing toilets which tends to support abuse allegations.
“ *** ** **** RAPED HERE 17/9/76 WHO WILL SAVE US
“ *** ** **** RAPED HERE 17/9/76 WHO WILL SAVE US?"
Even more chilling to know that nobody would.