QUINCY, IL (KHQA) — A big talking point during Thursday's testimonies in the Bliefnick murder trial was centered around a bike an unknow individual was seen riding towards Rebecca Bliefnick's house that was later found off of 18th street.
But in the cross examination of Quincy Police Department officer Patrick Hollensteiner, defense attorney Casey Schnack arguing that finding abandoned bikes in Quincy is more normal that most expect.
"So, it's not unusual to come across an abandoned bike in the middle of town. Is that fair?" asked Schnack.
"I'd say that's fair," Hollensteiner responded.
But that wasn't the only piece of evidence presented.
During a search of Tim Bliefnick's home at on March 1st, detectives found various style of gloves in the home which prompted QPD to conduct a trash pull where detective Zach Bemis found possible evidence.
"When you opened up the bags, did you find anything?" asked Assistant State's Attorney Josh Jones.
"Yes," Bemis answered.
"And specifically, what did you find?" Jones asked.
"There were two pairs of white latex gloves," Bemis responded.
But evidence from the investigation at the crime scene was also brought up when Quincy Police Department Crime Scene Technician Emily Pezzella when she took the stand.
She was on the scene taking photos shortly after the crime occurred and found something that caught her attention.
"There was a chair that appeared to be removed from the table area and placed against the side of the house," Pezzella said.
A few days after the murder, QPD officer Patrick Hollensteiner was sent back to the scene to re-enact just how difficult it would be to make it to the second story of the residence just as the person who committed the crime did on February 23, 2023.
"It was a challenging climb," Hollensteiner explained. "I would say that you have to be somewhat athletic to utilize that and obviously I had a height advantage and I think that someone that would be physically fit would be able to do that."
During the search of Tim Bliefnick's home, they found multiple plastic Aldi bags.
At the scene of the crime, Pezzella says she found something that was very similar to those bags spread across the floor.
This prompted officers to conduct a test.
"Basically, did an officer put a gun inside the bag, or inside a couple of bags, and fire multiple rounds?" Jones asked Detective Sgt. Bryan Dusch.
"Yes," Dusch answered.
After conducting that test, detective Dusch says many similarities could be found.
"Did they seem similar?" Jones asked.
"They did seem similar," Dusch responded.
QPD officers and detectives also said they found a crowbar in Bliefnick's garage that was sent to the crime lab for DNA testing as well as a tool mark test.
Witnesses from the crime lab are expected to take the stand to give details on what they found.