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Friday, July 15, 2011

Police aren't talking about hidden room

Hidden room found on Ole Miss campus

During a renovation of the Physical Plant Shops and Stores building on the University of Mississippi grounds, workers have found a room that has been hidden for years.

Investigators from the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department are searching the room and the surrounding areas of the building, reportedly looking for clues to explain why the room is there and what it was being used for.

Carl Wills, a worker at the site, said that section of the building is closed off, and only YCSD personnel are allowed access.

No information is coming from the Sheriff’s Department at this time, but a witness told Crime Beat there is talk going around the area where the renovation was going on that the room could have something to do with an unsolved murder case from years ago.

Nothing in publicly available documents indicates any murders were committed in the Shops and Stores building or any bodies were ever found in there.

A source who wished to remain anonymous hinted that the discovery could have something to do with the unsolved murder of 20-year-old Kevin Gilmore in the late 1980s.

The source claimed the death of the young college student athlete, whose body was discovered in the area, was somehow connected to the hidden room.

To date, Crime Beat has found nothing to substantiate that claim.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

By Kemper Jones at 8:30 AM

  • Kevin Gilmore...isn't that the name on our medical bracelet?

  • Yes Kevin Gilmore is the name on the Medicare Bracelet.

    When I first saw the bracelet before they released the name on it I thought it looked like a girls bracelet as it is so small but so much for that idea LOL :)

  • I guess we need to have some basic information about Kevin Gilmore's unsolved murder case. For this evidences would lead to the conclusion of his unsolved case.

  • Well the evidence there isn't much. Just the medical bracelet, a torch, battered door and the writing on the back of it. What gets me is that if K is the inital that Kevin usued for himself, who was the initials that he used for RB? Looks like someone cleaned up the place pretty well after committing the murder there.

  • From all the footprints on the interior door and walls, I think Kevin Gilmore or someone else was trying desperately to get out.

  • Of course it's very early days, but it sounds like Kevin's body was found somewhere else - 'murder', not 'missing'. So he appears to have been held there for at least some time locked in unattended. Who would have the authority to cover up the door? It wouldn't seem likely that a bunch of students or general bad-guys could just make a large closet or storage space in a University maintenance building disappear without anyone noticing, right?
    It's good to "see" everyone!This could be a good case! Does anyone know why the dates are all in 2011?

  • Just another thought. Kevin was diabetic, a college hazing prank gone to far? Lock him up, leave, come back and he has died? Then have to cover it up?;)

  • Dang good observation! Very well could be hazing gone bad!

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