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Beatrice Carmichael dated Howard Hadley and took care of his daughter, Doris

Biography

DOB: 12/4/1923
Occupation: Florist, retired
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Relationship to case: Howard Hadley's ex-girlfriend
Excerpt: "Bea was considerably tougher and less lighthearted by the time she hooked up with local factory worker Howard Hadley in 1953."

Howard Hadley became known for his drinking, womanizing and brawling

Biography

DOB: 9/3/1923
Occupation: Factory worker
Hometown: Yoknapatawpha County, MS
Relationship to case: Laid‑off Bowlan Glove employee
Excerpt: "The family finances were continually strained by Howard's excesses, and while Howard continued his job at Bowlan Glove, the main support for the family came from …"

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…"

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."

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…"

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…"

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…"

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…"

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…"

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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