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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 000524-27A-2001
Case Description: Melissa Hammond homicide investigation


Hammond residence floor plan
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CSU provided the following inventory of items taken into evidence from the Missy Hammond homicide scene at 311 Elm Street.

Extensive trace evidence was recovered from the scene including 153 hairs, 877 full and partial fingerprints, and 1,026 fibers. All trace evidence is being analyzed for identification and results will be available within three weeks.

The Hammond crime scene remains sealed pending release by the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department and/or the Yoknapatawpha County District Attorney and/or defense counsel when identified.


Living Room:


Living room rug
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  • 000524-01: One (1) Gateway personal computer and peripherals
  • 000524-02 through 000524-05: Four (4) 3.5" diskettes, labeled as follows:
    • 000524-02: Backup
    • 000524-03: Boot Disk
    • 000524-04: Rescue Disk
    • 000524-05: Stuff
  • 000524-06: One (1) answering machine tape
  • 000524-07: One (1) appointment calender/address book
  • 000524-08: One (1) checkbook from Merchants and Farmers Bank in the name of Melissa Hammond
  • 000524-09: One (1) 10-1/2" x 12" x 5" file box, containing nine (9) files labeled as follows:
    • 000524-09-01: After-School
    • 000524-09-02: Bank statements
    • 000524-09-03: Cable bills
    • 000524-09-04: Electric bills
    • 000524-09-05: Gas bills
    • 000524-09-06: Insurance
    • 000524-09-07: Phone bills
    • 000524-09-08: Taxes
    • 000524-09-09: Visa bills
  • 000524-10: One (1) 12'x 5' area rug with stain, measuring approximately 10" x 6"
    Preliminary analysis indicates stain is red wine.
  • 000524-11 through 000524-14: Four (4) glass shards, assorted sizes smaller than 1" x 1"
  • 000524-15 through 000524-18: Four (4) fingernail pieces, broken, dark red or maroon on one face, natural color on opposite face

Liddie Hammond's Bedroom:

  • 000524-19: One (1) 2" x 2" plastic zipper bag, clear, empty
  • 000524-20: One (1) 8-1/2" x 11" booklet, handmade, labeled "My Family by Liddie Hammond"

Missy Hammond's Bedroom:


Photos from wallet
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  • 000524-21 through 000524-26: bedclothes, including:
    • 000524-21: One (1) fitted sheet
    • 000524-22: One (1) flat sheet, stained
    • 000524-23: One (1) comforter, stained
    • 000524-24: One (1) blanket
    • 000524-25 through 000524-26: Two (2) pillow cases
  • 000524-27: One (1) 4" x 11" x 7 3/4" metal cash box, locked
    Contents: $360 in cash
  • 000524-28: One (1) ladies shoulder bag, brown leather
    Contents:
    • 000524-29: One (1) Cover Girl® pressed powder compact, Classic Beige
    • 000524-30 through 000524-31: Two (2) lipsticks
      • 000524-30: Cover Girl® Rum Raisin
      • 000524-31: Maybelline® Go Spice
    • 000524-32: One (1) small hair brush
    • 000524-33 through 000524-34: Two (2) ballpoint pens, black
    • 000524-35: One (1) key ring with six keys
    • 000524-36: One (1) wallet, brown leather
      Contents:
      • 000524-36-01: One (1) Mississippi driver's license issued to Melissa Hammond
      • 000524-36-02: One (1) Allstate auto insurance card issued to Melissa Hammond
      • 000524-36-03: One (1) Merchants and Farmers bank Visa credit card issued to Melissa Hammond
      • 000524-36-04: One (1) Blue Cross health insurance card
      • 000524-36-05: One (1) Blockbuster Video card
      • 000524-36-06 through 000524-36-08: Three (3) photographs
      • 000524-36-09: $14 cash

Kitchen:

  • 000524-37: One (1) 64-ounce bottle Juicy Juice® grape juice, approximately 1/4 remaining.
    Preliminary analysis indicates this juice is not consistent with stain on 000524-10.
  • 000524-38: One (1) liter bottle Copperridge merlot wine, approximately 2/3 remaining.
    Preliminary analysis indicates this wine is consistent with stain on 000524-10.

Basement:

  • 000524-39: One (1) small bundle of rope

 

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