A jug of paint thinner was said to have been used to remove a “red fluid” stain from Steven Avery’s garage floor on 31 October 2005. It was used alongside gasoline and a bottle of bleach. When the paint thinner jug was found it was nearly empty.



Following Brendan Dassey’s confession investigators returned to the Avery property for what would turn out to be a 2-day search of Steven Avery's garage. On the first day of the search a jug of paint thinner of the Klean Strip brand was found.

On 2 March two more jugs were found: another Klean Strip jug, and a Reseal brand jug.

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