From article: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023062335_starbuckscuprapistxml.html. . .
The woman [victim] said that as she ran from her attacker’s sport-utility vehicle, she observed several items fall from the SUV’s open passenger door as he drove off.
The woman later pointed out these items to detectives as they investigated at the scene. They included a ceramic-reusable coffee cup and a paper coffee cup from a Starbucks drive-thru.
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A Starbucks drive-thru coffee sticker typically includes information about what type of drink has been purchased, and at what time — down to the exact second.
Starbucks later contacted Olympia detectives and gave them store-surveillance footage from the DuPont Starbucks drive-thru at the time the suspect ordered his drink, court papers state. Reached by telephone Wednesday, a Starbucks spokesman at corporate headquarters in Seattle said all questions should be referred to Olympia police, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.
From the surveillance footage of the DuPont Starbucks, an Olympia police detective was able to identify a license-plate number for the SUV that entered the drive-thru when the suspect bought the drink that was later found at the crime scene.
The detective then obtained a Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) photo for the man after learning he was the husband of the registered owner of the vehicle...
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