Lab done analyzing electronic devices seized from Chris 'Birdman' Andersen's house
8:14 PM, Sep 20, 2012
CASTLE ROCK - Douglas County Sheriff's investigators have received all of the information back from the forensic computer lab analyzing electronic devices seized from former Denver Nuggets basketball player Chris "Birdman" Andersen's home, 9Wants to Know has confirmed.
Results from the forensic exam have not been made public.
The information was returned to investigators the first week of September, Sgt. Ron Hanavan, Douglas County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, said.
Hanavan says detectives will now start the process of investigating and reviewing those results. Hanavan called the process very lengthy and time intensive.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit served a search warrant in May at Andersen's home in Larkspur. At the time, 9NEWS reported that a sheriff's office spokesperson said the investigation could take weeks.
Andersen was cut from the Nuggets roster in July.
Investigators say they searched Andersen's home in connection with a tip they got from California in February.
Andersen's attorney, Colin Bresee, released a statement to 9NEWS after the search warrant was served:
"A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad. Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011, this woman, who represented herself as 21 years of age, flew to Colorado, showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration."
According to the statement, someone purporting to be the woman's mother wrote in an email that "'i (sic) want him to pay for everything on her Amazon wish list, 5K for her bedding stuff and her Victoria Secret wish list."
"Professional athletes are routinely targeted by these types of individuals," the statement said. "The media has been speculating that he's a suspect and not a victim in a criminal investigation. Mr. Andersen has been fully cooperative with the authorities. The investigation is expected to take three weeks. We're confident it will show that Chris did not engage in any criminal conduct."
The electronic devices taken from Andersen's home were evaluated at the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Centennial.