| Interview: Summary of
||Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, January
3, 2010, Deputy P.J.
Watson canvassed Devlin Beauchamp's neighborhood on Lamar and Price
street, and interviewed the neighbors to determine who may have seen
anything unusual on the night of January 2, 2010 or the early morning
hours of January 3, 2010. The interviews summarized are some of the
most typical or relevant to the investigation.
- Mrs. Edna Oxbow, resident immediately adjacent to
the west of the Beauchamp residence. Mrs. Oxbow is a widow and
lives alone. She is given to bouts of insomnia and is often awake
during the early hours of the morning. She is also a participant in the
Neighborhood Watch program set up in this area and so is accustomed to
keeping an eye on things.
She reported that she did see Mr. Devlin Beauchamp arrive home at
approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010. He pulled his
car into his driveway and went directly into his house. Approximately
ten minutes later, Mrs. Oxbow reports seeing a young woman come to Mr.
Beauchamp's door and knock. Mr. Beauchamp let the young woman in. Mrs.
Oxbow stated that, within a few moments, Mr. Beauchamp and the young
woman were arguing about something. Mrs. Oxbow could not hear what they
were arguing about, but did report they had raised voices and the young
woman might have been crying. Approximately twenty minutes after her
arrival, the young woman exited Mr. Beauchamp's residence and appeared
upset. When asked to describe the young woman, Mrs. Oxbow said she did
not get a good look at her since it was dark and the young woman never
turned in her direction. She believed her to be young because she
seemed to be trim and walked with good posture and moved like a young
She believes she saw the woman get into a small, dark colored, foreign
sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota. She got a partial license number
I-four-seven. Mrs. Oxbow also believes there was some damage to the
right fender - a dent of some sort but did not get a close look at it
as it was parked approximately four houses down from her house.The
witness also observed an unusual bumper sticker which appeared to have
a picture of a multi-colored hot air balloon with what she believes to
be a foreign word starting with the letter "p".
On January 3, 2010, Mrs.Oxbow saw Mr. Carl Dixon arrive at
approximately 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Oxbow stated she recognized Mr. Dixon
because he had been to Mr. Beauchamp's residence numerous times in the
past and Mrs. Oxbow has met and talked with him on several occasions.
Shortly after letting himself into Mr. Beauchamp's residence, Mrs.
Oxbow believes she saw Mr. Dixon come out the back kitchen door, where
he appeared to vomit in the bushes, and then go back inside. Mrs. Oxbow
was taking trash out her own back door at the time she saw Mr. Dixon
apparently vomit in the bushes.
- Mr. Sam Shaw. adjacent resident, Mr. Shaw is
a musician and was returning home from a job at approximately 3 a.m on
January 3, 2010. He noticed that Mr. Beauchamp's upstairs light was on.
Mr. Shaw said this was unusual, since he knew Mr. Beauchamp to be an
early riser due to his business. Mr. Shaw saw no other unusual activity
at the house or in the neighborhood.
- Ms. Emma Gower, adjacent resident . Ms. Gower
stated she did not notice any unusual activity on the night of January
2, 2010. However she did notice on January 3, 2010 that Mr. Beauchamp
did not take his usual early morning run - approximately 6:00 a.m.-
which she frequently joined him in. She knocked on his door at
approximately 6:20 a.m. to see if he was running late, but there was no
answer. She said his car was parked in his drive and so she was sure he
was home at that time. She also noticed that the morning paper was
still on the porch and had not been taken in. When Mr. Beauchamp did
answer his door, she assumed he had "company" and decided she should
not bother him any further.
Ms. Gower does not recall seeing a dark colored foreign sedan parked in
front of her house on the night of January 2nd, but says she got home
early (approximately 7:00 p.m.) with several video rentals and retired
to her sofa where she remained until well after midnight, never looking
out the window or going outside once inside.
- Frank Newton, adjacent resident. Mr. Newton
also noticed a dark colored foreign sedan, probably made by a Japanese
auto manufacturer, in the neighborhood the night of January 2, 2000.
The sedan was parked in front of Ms. Gower's residence. Mr. Newton said
he did not recognize the vehicle as belonging to any of his neighbors
and assumed Ms. Gower had had a visitor. He first noticed the sedan at
approximately 10 p.m. At approximately midnight, he noticed that
car was gone.When asked if he wrote down the license number or any
other distinguishing characteristics of the car, Mr. Newton stated that
he didn't think it was threatening - just that he didn't recognize it.
When he saw it parked in front of his neighbor's house he assumed she
had company and left it at that.
- John Jackson, adjacent resident. Mr. Jackson
reported he had borrowed some sports equipment from Mr. Beauchamp for
the day. Specifically, he had borrowed a baseball bat, two baseball
mitts and two baseballs. He returned the equipment at approximately
10:15 p.m. He reported that Mr. Beauchamp opened the door only enough
to accept the equipment bag from Mr. Jackson and seemed concerned that
Mr. Jackson would see inside the house. Mr. Jackson believed Mr.
Beauchamp had a guest and reported he thought he heard a woman laugh.
When asked if he saw a dark colored foreign sedan parked on the street,
Mr. Jackson said he had no recollection of seeing any such vehicle.