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

Coroner's report

September 22, 2016
Preliminary report from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office on the autopsy of Melissa Hammond. Additional analyses are ongoing. Detectives 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
The detectives spoke with the victim's seven-year-old daughter about what she saw and heard the night her mother was killed. Detectives Read More
The victim's daughter drew pictures of her family

Liddie Hammond drawings

September 22, 2016
In happier times, the victim's daughter drew a picture of her family. Detectives Read More

New Information for Officers

The detectives found the Hammond had differing opinions of their former daughter-in-law

Thomas & Gloria Hammond interview

September 21, 2016 Interviews
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
Investigators spoke to potential witnesses about JP Wallace's whereabouts the night of Missy Hammond's death

JP Wallace alibi canvass

September 19, 2016 Interviews
Investigators conducted a canvass of Murff's patrons to try to corroborate JP Wallace's alibi. Read More
The detectives met with Dr. Flaherty to find out why he was in Missy Hammond's phone records

Dr. Charles Flaherty interview

September 19, 2016 Interviews 1 Comments
The detectives spoke to the doctor whose phone number was in Missy Hammond's phone records. 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
The detectives pulled the incident report for the break-in at Missy Hammond's residence days before her death

YCSD archive: Break-in incident report

September 16, 2016 Evidence
On January 18, 2001, a 911 caller reported a break-in at at residence at 311 Elm Street. Read More

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