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The detectives think Brenda left out some details in her account of the events on the afternoon before Missy Hammond was found dead

Brenda Marsh interview #2

September 26, 2016
The detectives talked to babysitter Brenda Marsh again to clarify some questions about her original statement. Detectives Read More
The detectives asked Steve about his current relationship with Missy

Steve Kirby interview

September 26, 2016
The detectives tracked down Missy's high school boyfriend and asked him to come in for an interview. Detectives Read More
Steve and Missy dated in high school until their messy break-up

Steve Kirby bio

September 26, 2016
DOB: 4/17/75 Occupation: Co-owner, Complete Computing Specialists Hometown: Oxford, MS Relationship to case: Victim's ex-boyfriendExcerpt: "Steve thought this was the perfect way to teach Missy a lesson." Detectives Read More
Just what could Kevin Travers see of Missy's place from his house?

Travers' view of Hammond residence

September 23, 2016
Investigators prepared a diagram of the relative locations of the Hammond and Travers residences. Detectives Read More
Kevin remembered a letter Missy had given him before she died

Kevin Travers interview #2

September 23, 2016
Kevin Travers notified the detectives that he had some additional information to share with them. Detectives Read More
The victim gave her neighbor a letter to open if something happened to her

Missy's letter to Kevin Travers

September 23, 2016
Weeks before she died, Missy gave Kevin a letter to open if something happened to her. Detectives Read More

New Information for Officers

The coroner produced a preliminary report on Missy Hammond's autopsy

Coroner's report

September 22, 2016 Evidence
Preliminary report from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office on the autopsy of Melissa Hammond. Additional analyses are ongoing. Read More
The victim's daughter drew pictures of her family

Liddie Hammond drawings

September 22, 2016 Evidence
In happier times, the victim's daughter drew a picture of her family. Read More
The detectives tried to get Liddie to open up about what she witnessed around her mother's murder

Liddie Hammond interview

September 22, 2016 Interviews
The detectives spoke with the victim's seven-year-old daughter about what she saw and heard the night her mother was killed. Read More
The detectives found the Hammond had differing opinions of their former daughter-in-law

Thomas & Gloria Hammond interview

September 21, 2016 Interviews 1 Comments
The detectives visited the Hammonds at their car dealership to talk about their son and former daughter-in-law. Read More
Missy Hammond confided in her cousin Johnny

Johnny McPhail interview

September 20, 2016 Interviews
The detectives talked to Jonah Dale's cousin, who had a close relationship with Dale's daughter, Missy Hammond. Read More
The Oxford Eagle covers the funeral for young mother Missy Hammond

Murder victim laid to rest

September 19, 2016 Press
The local newspaper reports on the Missy Hammond's funeral. Read More

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