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Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

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Photographs taken by the Hennepin County Crime Lab on April 21, 2016. Images depict Paisley Park prior to law enforcement's first search of the property.

Audio Interviews

Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

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Law enforcement interviewed dozens of individuals in the weeks and months following Prince's death, including friends, family, industry peers and past/present employees.

Vault Photos

Paisley Park: April 21, 2016

Investigative Reports

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 A computer terminal just inside the vault entrance appeared to be where Prince sat while tending to his archives. George Clinton CDs sat near an ancient Commodore monitor.  

Investigative Reports

Investigative Reports

Investigative Reports

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Detectives assigned to the Prince investigation wrote dozens of reports totalling hundreds of pages. Read them for yourself.

Witness Statements

Investigative Reports

Witness Statements

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Audio recordings taken during interviews with key witnesses were withheld to protect data deemed "sensitive," so police released redacted versions to the press and public.

Tips to Police

Investigative Reports

Witness Statements

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A tip line launched by the Carver County Sheriff's Office received dozens of calls between 2016 and late 2017.

Phone and Email Records

Past Incidents & Press Releases

Phone and Email Records

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Detectives executed search warrants on multiple cell phone and email accounts during their investigation.

Search Warrants

Past Incidents & Press Releases

Phone and Email Records

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Minnesota judges signed off on approximately a dozen search warrants during the investigation into Prince's death.

Past Incidents & Press Releases

Past Incidents & Press Releases

Past Incidents & Press Releases

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Reporters covering the inquiry into Prince's death filed multiple data requests, including for details on past incidents at Paisley Park.

Search Warrant Photos: May 10

Search Warrant Photos: May 10

Past Incidents & Press Releases

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Local deputies and the DEA searched Paisley Park for a second time on May 10, 2016, seeking any items connected to fentanyl.

Security Footage from Clinic

Search Warrant Photos: May 10

Security Footage from Clinic

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 Prince visited a doctor on the evening of April 20, 2016. Security cameras captured Prince entering the clinic with bodyguard Kirk Johnson 

Academia and Research Area

Search Warrant Photos: May 10

Security Footage from Clinic

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Handwriting Samples

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

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Detectives photographed multiple handwriting samples found inside Paisley Park, many of which appear consistent with Prince's penmanship.

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

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Prescriptions obtained from a Minnetonka doctor, written out for Kirk Johnson, were found in the "Mirror Room" of Paisley Park.

Additional Photos

Kirk Johnson Pill Bottles

Videos Taken by Police

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Find assorted photographs taken by detectives during searches of Paisley Park in April and May of 2016.

Videos Taken by Police

Videos Taken by Police

Videos Taken by Police

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Local law enforcement agencies recorded video clips of Prince's kitchen, Paisley Park's lobby and the elevator landing.

Kirk's Texts to Doctor

Videos Taken by Police

Kirk's Texts to Doctor

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Kirk Johnson exchanged dozens of text messages with Dr. Michael Schulenberg during April of 2016, including in the 24 hours leading up to Prince's death.

Author Blog

Videos Taken by Police

Kirk's Texts to Doctor

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