I was thinking today what I would consider the most important document I discovered. There are many but this one came out first. In May of 2004, I received this letter from the Los Angeles County Hall of Records after nearly one year of their searching the facility and off-site facilities. This letter proves the case file was once there, proves it was missing and on that date.
This was critical for me to have as proof of my allegations that the records were gone. I knew this but this stands as official record by the facility and the people charged with protecting the records for posterity. The "Certificate of Clerk" was a big deal to find in my mail.