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Drum incident report

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YCSD Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting the discovery of a body at the Oxford Eagle newspaper offices on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

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Crime scene evidence inventory

Scene inventory

YCSD Forensics provided an inventory of the victim's desk and file cabinet.

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Victim's phone logs

Victim's Phone Logs

YCSD investigators found what appears to be a a log of the victim's outgoing calls and their purpose on her office computer.

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Eagle visitor logs

Eagle Visitors Log

YCSD investigators obtained the Oxford Eagle visitor logs from August 2012 through November 25, 2012.

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Victim's November 2012 appointments

Appointment calendar

Investigators retrieved Monica Drum's November 2012 appointment calendar from the computer taken into evidence in her office.

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Bettina North personnel file

North file

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee Bettina North.

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John Winter personnel file

Winter file

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee John Winter.

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David Ledford personnel file

Ledford file

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee David Ledford.

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Incident report - object found

Object found

A caller reported the discovery of an unusual object concealing a key in Monica Drum's residence.

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YCSD Archive: Drum/Roberts incident report

Drum/Roberts report

From the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department Archives for 2007, Monica Drum filed this report regarding Melvin Roberts.

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Safe deposit box inventory

box-inventoryYCSD investigators traced the safe deposit key to a bank in Memphis, TN. Detectives coordinated with Shelby County, TN authorities to execute a search warrant.

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Monica Drum's last will and testament

safe box-willMonica Drum's will was found in her safe deposit box.

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Letters from safe deposit box

safe box-lettersHandwritten correspondence from Lori to Monica was found in her safe deposit box.

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Ballistics analysis

Ballistics Report

The lab analyzed the Drum case ballistic evidence to determine caliber and possible weapon. Melvin Roberts's surrendered handgun was compared with the findings.

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Melvin Roberts evaluation

Preliminary Evaluation

At the YCSD's request, Dr. Paula Bryant of the county health department conducted a preliminary evaluation of Melvin Roberts's mental condition.

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Analysis of handwritten note

handwriting-analysisThe lab examined the handwritten note found in Monica Drum's safe deposit box. A graphologist also provided non-scientific observations about the note.

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Security video

security video

YCSD investigators located video of a person of interest in the Monica Drum case at the time of the murder.

 

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Preliminary forensic analysis

Forensics

The lab examined the trace evidence and latent fingerprints recovered from the Monica Drum crime scene and provided their preliminary findings.

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Coroner's preliminary report

Coroner's Report

Preliminary report from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office on the autopsy of Monica Drum. Additional analyses are ongoing.

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PI locates person of interest

david-ledfordDet. Armstrong's old partner, PI David Anderson, located former Eagle employee David Ledford and had an informal conversation with him.

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Follow-up soil analysis

Soil Analysis

The lab conducted additional analyses of the soil samples found at the Monica Drum crime scene.

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PI talks to Ledford's wife

Doreen Ledford

Det. Armstrong's old partner, PI David Anderson, had an informal conversation with Doreen Ledford, wife of former Eagle employee David Ledford.

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License plate trace

License plate trace

YCSD investigators ran a check on Mississippi license plates matching the partial number Frannie Grace provided.

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