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Ricky & LeAnne Izard bio

Ricky and LeAnne Izard was last seen on April 11, 1958

Ricky and LeAnne Izard were known as happy, energetic children until they disappeared on the day their parents were murdered and were never seen again.

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Lisa Izard bio

Lisa Izard was found murdered on April 11, 1958

Lisa Graham Izard was born and raised in Yoknapatawpha County. She worked as a nurse until her first child was born.

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Richard Izard bio

Richard Izard was found murdered on April 11, 1958

Richard Izard grew up in nearby Toccopola, MS, and later moved to Oxford as an adult.

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Thomas Joe Hinkley bio

Thomas Joe Hinkley grew up in Abbeville and went to work for the USPS after WWII

Biography

DOB: 7/10/1922
Occupation: Postal carrier
Hometown: Abbeville, MS
Relationship to case: Found bodies
Excerpt: "Tommy Joe was so shaken by the slayings that he became even more…"

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Harold Bowlan bio

Harold Bowlan was a self-made man who ruthlessly clawed his way up from poverty to wealth and respect

Biography

DOB: 1/11/1898
Occupation: Owner, Bowlan Glove Factory
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Richard Izard's boss
Excerpt: "[Bowlan] grew into a terse, unsmiling man who always looked for the bottom line in both personal and business dealings."

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Elliot Perch bio

Elliot Perch is a lifelong union supporter and promoter

Biography

DOB: 8/14/1926
Occupation: United Garment Workers organizer
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Relationship to case: Tried to unionize Bowlan Glove Factory
Excerpt: "He was arrested [three times] for public disturbance and resisting arrest, plus an assault charge in…"

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Elroy Murphy bio

School bus driver Elroy Murphy had a run-in with the Izards not long before the murders

Biography

DOB: 11/14/1930
Occupation: School bus driver
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Drove Ricky Izard home from school
Excerpt: "His driving record with the county was checkered, and Elroy was cited several times for…"

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Frank Valenti bio

After going to work at Bowlan Glove, Frank Valenti became a bit of a troublemaker

Biography

DOB: 1931
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "[Frank] became a bit of a troublemaker, running afoul of the law for…"

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Jeff Skinner bio

Jeff Skinner ran with a rough crowd but wasn't very tough himself

Biography

DOB: 3/11/1928
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "[Jeff] was a hard drinker and joker but never took to the rough-and-tumble ways of…"

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Jack Peach bio

Jack Peach always struggled to achieve the acceptance and recognition he wanted in life

Biography

DOB: 1/4/1931
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Batesville, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "An outcast in high school, Jack turned to…"

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Pete Corey bio

Pete Corey was an odd kid and volatile adult

Biography

DOB: 4/18/1930
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "Pete found himself in several altercations with the police, even spending a few nights in jail for…"

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Harvey Booker bio

Harvey Booker liked drag racing, fistfighting and carousing

Biography

DOB: 7/17/1930
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Crowder, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "[Harvey] was well‑known around town for his hot‑rodding and fistfights on old country roads, along with his trips to Memphis for…"

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Det. Terry Nelson bio

Det. Terry Nelson led the 1998 re-investigation of the Izard case

Biography

DOB: 11/30/1958
Occupation: YCSD detective
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Relationship to case: 1998 lead YCSD investigator
Excerpt: "Terry quickly distinguished himself in crime scene analysis and was at one time the Department's senior crime scene specialist."

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Walter Hinkley bio

Walter Hinkley was a hard-working and hard-playing man

Biography

DOB: 1/9/1928
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Abbeville, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "Walter had a reputation as a hard‑working and hard‑playing man. […] He had his share of arrests for…"

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Jack McPhail bio

Jack McPhail was born and raised in Yoknapatawpha County

Biography

DOB: 9/3/1923
Occupation: YCSD detective, retired
Hometown: Abbeville, MS
Relationship to case: 1958 lead investigator
Excerpt: "Jack's reputation within the sheriff's department and the community was one of a tough, no-nonsense law enforcement officer…"

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Jimmy Warren bio

Jimmy Warren was known for his hot temper and quick fists

Biography

DOB: 6/12/1926
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Yoknapatawpha County, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "Jimmy toned down his fighting at work as a result, but he was well‑known for his brawling and getting into frequent…"

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Elbert Warren bio

Elbert Warren was liked and respected by his co-workers but not a favorite with management

Biography

DOB: 6/12/1921
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Yoknapatawpha County, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "[Elbert] tended to solve problems with loud shouting matches and was well‑known for standing up to…"

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