Sources also confirmed with WRAL on Thursday that tissue found under a fake fingernail is a partial DNA match to a Duke lacrosse player who has not been charged in connection with the case.
The fingernail, found in a bathroom trash can, apparently belonged to the accuser, who told police that she clawed her attackers during the alleged struggle. The fingernail was taken from the house at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd., where the March 13 party was held.
Initial testing by the State Bureau of Investigation on 46 lacrosse athletes' DNA samples found no link between the dancer and the players. Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong sent various samples to a private lab for further testing.
Attorneys representing some of the players said they believe the latest preliminary results have no value to the rape case and that any player could have picked up the fingernail and thrown it away.
Nifong hopes to have a full report by Monday in time to take the case of the third player to a grand jury.