Alex, behind your very good question is an assumption that UMG had a
complete and detailed inventory of the contents of the building in the
first place. There is no reason to believe that they did. They didn't care
enough about their holdings to invest money in protecting them, so why
would they have spent money to catalog what they had and where it was?
Sure, one guy had a pretty good knowledge of what was there, but that's not
the same as a paper or database trail.


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