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Rachel Webb bio

Rachel Webb grew up under her mother's thumb

Biography

DOB: February 11, 1992
Occupation: Bank teller
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Relationship to case: Pageant finalist
Excerpt: "Rachel said her whole future depended on the Yoknapatawpha pageant and she would do anything to win because it was time for…"

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Erma Webb bio

Erma Webb has always been a forceful personality since childhood

Biography

DOB: July 4, 1962
Occupation: Teacher
Hometown: Africa
Relationship to case: Mother of  pageant finalist
Excerpt: "When [Erma] realized all people were not going to bow to her wishes, instead of backing off, she…"

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Ingrid Freeman bio

Ingrid Freeman was raised to be a fierce competitor

Biography

DOB: October 1, 1991
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Pageant finalist
Excerpt: "The news only made [Ingrid's] blood boil hotter. They said it made her more determined than ever to…"

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Billie Jo Jones bio

Billie Jo Jones was a friend of Barbara's and one of her biggest fans

Biography

DOB: October 11, 2007
Occupation: Elementary school student
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Attended pageant
Excerpt: "Mary complained to friends that once [Billie Jo] got an idea in her head, she was going to have what she wanted to have, regardless of…"

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Lucille Ruffin-Moore bio

Lucille Ruffin-Moore is committed to protecting William Faulkner's legacy

Biography

DOB: January 5, 1957
Occupation: Southern literature professor, retired
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Relationship to case: Spoke out against pageant
Excerpt: "[Lucille] was not shy about bringing [her cane] down with a loud "whack!" to wake a drowsing student or intimidate a stubborn faculty member."

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Wendy Kullman bio

Wendy Kullman has devoted her life to the protection of animals

Biography

DOB: November 1, 1980
Occupation: Animal rights activist
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Spoke out against pageant
Excerpt: "[Wendy's ex said] she always reacted without thinking things through. … She doesn't really have anything to lose and never has."

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Frank Margold bio

Frank Margold has been a photographer all his life

Biography

DOB: April 15, 1969
Occupation: Photographer
Hometown: Jonesboro, AR
Relationship to case: Pageant judge
Excerpt: "[Frank] was sensational and could border on cruelty. He was known to make pageant contestants cry, which infuriated…"

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Norm Resol bio

Norm Resol hasn't always led the most upstanding life

Biography

DOB: September 8, 1983
Occupation: Night custodian, YCCC lounge
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Relationship to case: Working the night of the murder
Excerpt: "Between charges of [REDACTED], Norm became a regular in juvenile court and spent most of his teen years…"

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Bob Niwachee bio

Bob Niwachee wants to be in management at the YCCC in the near future

Biography

DOB: February 28, 1987
Occupation: Bartender, YCCC lounge
Hometown: Boston, MA
Relationship to case: Working the night of the murder
Excerpt: "Bob's fast track to management was delayed somewhat when rumors began to fly that he was…"

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Sam Tuttle bio

Sam Tuttle is a self-made man with business savvy, a warm heart and a quick temper

Biography

DOB: July 4, 1973
Occupation: Owner, Tuttle Confections
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's former sponsor
Excerpt: "Despite an experience that must have left a bitter taste in his mouth, Sam continues to involve himself in…"

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Mary Jones bio

Mary was able to turn her childhood hobby into a way to earn a living

Biography

DOB: April 18, 1982
Occupation: Manager, Village Tailor
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Pageant attendee
Excerpt: "They learned that Elliott was [REDACTED]. Mary was heartbroken."

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Allie Lamar bio

Most of Allie Lamar's achievements in life can be attributed to sheer determination rather than talent or luck

Biography

DOB: January 30, 1957
Occupation: Owner, Lamar Cosmetics
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Pageant sponsor
Excerpt: "[Allie] was known for her strong will and determination. Whatever she did, she wanted to be the best."

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Denny Buchanan bio

Denny Buchanan has led a privileged life, getting his way in almost everything

Biography

DOB: February 12, 1991
Occupation: Business manager
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Relationship to case: Dated victim in college
Excerpt: "Even as the young Denny was already showing very noticeable personality quirks, his family showed a willingness to take up for him."

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Marty Rutgers bio

In his life, Marty Rutgers has been associated with a number of questionable choices, his own and other people's

Biography

DOB: October 17, 1969
Occupation: Consultant
Hometown: Yoknapatawpha County, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's pageant coach
Excerpt: "He buffed the floors for seven years until a sting operation by the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of the school's…"

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Walbert Dopelson bio

Walbert Dopelson has lived in Oxford most of his life, but is well-traveled and well-educated

Biography

DOB: September 8, 1966
Occupation: Director, Yoknapatawpha County Library
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Festival director
Excerpt: "[Walbert] is rumored to have dated [REDACTED] for a short period after the death of her…"

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Susan Dubois bio

The one bright spot in Susan's life of loss was her daughter, Barbara

Biography

DOB: July 13, 1971
Occupation: Pageant mother
Hometown: Batesville, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's mother
Excerpt: "[Susan] felt as though her heart would break, but managed to survive by concentrating on her daughter."

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Yvonne Boyd bio

Yvonne Boyd is the Events Manager at the YCCC

Biography

DOB: Sept. 6, 1973
Occupation: YCCC Events Manager
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Relationship to case: Called 911
Excerpt: "[Yvonne and her husband] agreed to work on their relationship by scheduling regular date nights [...] until recently, when Taylor..."

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Bill Lamar bio

Bill was born and raised in Oxford but prefers living in Europe

Biography

DOB: 1/15/90
Occupation: Consulting Director, Lamar Cosmetics
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Found body
Excerpt: "Some, though, weren't convinced that Bill's darkness was a young man's phase."

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Barbara Dubois bio

Barbara Dubois was born and raised in Yoknapatawpha CountyBarbara Dubois had participated in pageants since she was a child and was expected to win this one until tragedy struck.

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