YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
- Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
- Incident No.: 000524-27A-2001
- Case Description: Melissa Hammond Homicide
On February 19, 2001, insurance investigator Bin Lee Choi contacted
the detectives by telephone and spoke with Det. Ted Armstrong to inquire
about the status of the Hammond Homicide investigation. In response
to Det. Armstrong's request, Choi sent the letter below as a follow
up to that telephone conversation.
Specializing in in Insurance Investigation since 1975
1709 Spring St.
February 19, 2001
- Det. Ted Armstrong
- Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
- Oxford, Mississippi 38655
- Re: Twin Rivers Insurance Company
- Claim No.: 3266789-MS
- Decedent: Melissa Dale Hammond - 1/26/01
- Policy No.: 32-98255-GBL3
- Our File: 4902
Dear Detective Armstrong:
Confirming our telephone conversation of today, please be
advised that I have been assigned to investigate a life insurance
claim under the above noted Twin Rivers policy. The policy
was issued on December 12, 1995 to Mr. Roger Hammond, 4314
Mockingbird Road, Oxford, Mississippi in the amount of $2,000,000
($2 million). It is a standard life insurance policy with
a double indemnity clause for accidental death and payable
on Mrs. Hammond's death. However, in the event Mr.. Hammond
predeceased his wife, the same amount would then go to Lydia
Hammond (daughter) in the form of a trust account. Mr. Hammond
made claim on this policy on January 30, 2001.
As I understand there is an ongoing investigation into Mrs.
Hammond's homicide, I ask that you keep me apprised of any
developments that occur.
Very truly yours,
Bin Lee Choi
- cc: Twin Rivers Insurance Co.