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Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff’s Department

Investigating Officer(s): Detective Terry Nelson, Detective David Anderson

Case Description: Kevin Gilmore Death Investigation

Detectives Nelson and Anderson used witness statements to develop a timeline of Kevin Gilmore's movements in the days before his death.


 

Date/Time

Activity

Source

12-06 and
12-07-1987
Was seen by Bethany Young at the University Sporting Goods store, shopping. Unsure of time, but during the day. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-07-1987
Evening
Carole French spoke with Kevin at The Juke Joint. Kevin wasn’t working. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-08-1987
10:00 PM
Earl Lamon saw Kevin at The Juke Joint sitting at a table with another man. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-09-1987
11:30 AM
Went to classes and was seen by teachers and classmates until the end of the school day. Had lunch in the cafeteria at 11:30 AM with Ole Miss student, Bill Hanks.  
12-09-1987
7:00 PM
Played in the basketball game between Ole Miss and Arkansas The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-09-1987
11:45 PM
Tobias Winters saw Kevin at The Juke Joint after the Ole Miss/Arkansas game. Kevin left at around midnight. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-10-1987
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Karina Mason waited on Kevin at Smitty’s restaurant for lunch. He was with a man that Karina didn’t recognize. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-10-1987
3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Kevin spent time with his parents, Donald and Judith Gilmore at their home in the afternoon. This was the last time they saw their son alive. • Donald and Judith Gilmore interview
12-10-1987
4:00 PM
Carly Brock saw Kevin around 4:00 PM when Kevin stopped by her room. He then told her he had to go to. • Carly Brock interview
12-10-1987
Est. 4:15 PM-6:30 PM
Went to basketball practice and talked with Nick Crosby before saying he had to be going to work. • Nick Crosby interview
Teammate interviews
12-10-1987
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Richie Turner played pool with Kevin in the afternoon. Kevin left sometime before 9:00 PM to get ready for something. • Richie Turner interview
12-10-1987
9:00 PM
James Mason, owner of The Juke Joint, and Rhonda Pendergrass, waitress, saw Kevin arrive for work. The Juke Joint staff interviews
12-10-1987
??
Darla Ash noticed Kevin in The Juke Joint where he was serving customers, but was unsure of the time. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-10-1987
Evening
Jeremy Yarbrough and his girlfriend, Betsy Ames, saw Kevin at The Juke Joint in the late evening. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-10-1987
Evening
Omar Epperson and his brother, Raoul, saw Kevin at The Juke Joint in the evening. The Juke Joint patron interviews
12-11-1987
1:00 AM
As Mr. Epperson was leaving at 1:00 AM, he saw Kevin sitting in a car outside The Juke Joint. The Juke Joint patron interviews

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