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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 001316-26D-2014
Case Description: John Doe homicide investigation

In response to a request from the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department seeking information about any discoveries of severed human body parts within the last 4-6 weeks, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department provided a copy of this incident report.


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| Case Information | Offense(s) | Person 1 | Person 2 | Reporting Officer's Narrative | Evidence/Property |

Calhoun County Sheriff's Department
178 S Murphree Street
Pittsboro, MS 38915

ARREST / INCIDENT REPORT

 CASE NUMBER:
  140784-22042014
Date Reported:
  4-22-2014
 Time Reported:
  2:43 PM
 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  Highway 32, 3 miles west of Bruce, Mississippi
 Date of Offense:
  4-22-2014
 Time of Offense:
  2:43 PM
 Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
  N/A
 Date of Arrest:
  N/A
 Time of Arrest:
  N/A
 Reporting Officer:
  Deputy A. J. Randall
 Unit Number:
  11217
 Assisting Officer:
  N/A
 Unit Number:
  N/A

 

 OFFENSE:
  TBD
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
  
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
 
 STATUTE:
 
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted

 

PERSON 1
 Type:
 Victim
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 Yes
 Name:
 Jane Doe #002
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 unknown
 Weight
 unknown
 Hair
 unknown
 Eyes
 unknown
 Sex
  F
 Hat
 N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 N/A
 Shirt
 N/A
 Pants
 N/A
 Skirt/Dress
  N/A
 Age
     unknown
 DOB
 unknown
 Soc. Security #
 unknown
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible at scene
 Injury Extent
 left and right feet recovered
 Injury Description
 both feet severed at the ankles
 Address
 unknown
 Res Phone unknown
 Bus Phone unknown
 Occupation
 unknown
 Employer/School
 unknown
 Employer Address
 unknown

 

PERSON 2
 Type:
 Complainant
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 N/A
 Name:
 Ed Piccolo
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 6' 3"
 Weight
 235 lbs.
 Hair
 Red
 Eyes
 Blue
 Sex
 M
 Hat
  blue baseball cap
 Jacket/Coat
 none
 Shirt
 blue
 Pants
 blue denim jeans
 Skirt/Dress
 N/A
 Age
     42
 DOB
 10/7/1971
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible
 Injury Extent
 none observed at scene
 Injury Description
 N/A
 Address
 210 Highway 452 W, Bruce, MS
 Res Phone 983-XXXX
 Bus Phone 983-XXXX
 Occupation
 Farmer
 Employer/School
 self
 Employer Address
 210 Highway 452 W, Bruce, MS

 

 REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE(Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)

At 2:31 p.m., Emergency Citizen Services received a 911 call reporting the discovery of what appeared to be two human feet in a cotton field just outside Bruce. The caller identified himself as Ed Piccolo, owner of the property.

Calhoun County Sheriff's Unit 11217 (Deputy A. J. Randall) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 2:43 p.m. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Exterior Ambient Temperature 75°F/24°C; Relative Humidity: 53%.

Upon arrival, R/O was met by an adult white male, who identified himself as Ed Piccolo (Person 2). Person 2 told R/O he had taken his two hunting dogs out for a walk in one of his cotton fields at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Person 2 said the dogs "homed in" on something in the field and would not respond to his commands to return. Person 2 said he went over to investigate what the dogs were interested in and saw portions of what looked like two human feet "sticking out of the dirt." Person 2 said he then grabbed the dogs by their collars and pulled them away from the location and returned to his residence, where he called 911.

Person 2 then directed R/O to a location on the west side of his property, alongside Highway 32 approximately 3 miles west of Bruce. At that location, R/O observed what appeared to be two human human feet protruding from the soil. Closer examination confirmed that the feet were human.

At 3:02 p.m., R/O notified Base and requested a Crime Scene unit and a Coroner's unit be dispatched to the scene. R/O then secured the area and waited for the arrival of CSU and Coroner personnel.

CSU arrived at the scene at 3:07 p.m. R/O informed CSU that, to the best of her knowledge, the following persons had occasion to enter the crime scene areas and should be excluded by CSU personnel: Ed Piccolo and herself.

Coroner's Inspector Rhonda Hatch arrived at the scene at 3:19 p.m. Inspector Hatch confirmed the feet were human and noted that, upon initial examination, the feet appeared to be female.

When CSU had completed preliminary processing and fully unearthed the feet, Inspector Hatch observed that both feet appeared to have been severed at the ankle. Inspector Hatch estimated that the feet had probably been severed 3-4 weeks before their discovery and said a more precise estimate would be result from the autopsy.

Inspector Hatch remained with the remains until CSU indicated the remains could be removed from the scene without impacting other evidence. The remains were transferred into the custody of Coroner's Inspector Hatch and were removed from scene at 4:20 p.m. and transported to the coroner's office for autopsy.

Non-human remains evidence in the custody of CSU for transport to the Crime Lab. CSU completed processing and departed the scene at 5:28 p.m.

R/O advised Person 2 that the area should remain undisturbed until released by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department. R/O departed the scene at 5:37 p.m.

 

 DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS(What did the defendant say?)

 N/A

 

ITEMS OF EVIDENCE/PROPERTY RECOVERED
 (1)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  140784-01: One (1) severed left foot, apparently female -- transferred to custody of Coroner
 (2)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  140784-02: One (1) severed right foot, apparently female -- transferred to custody of Coroner
 (3)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  140784-03 through 140784-12: Ten (10) samples of the earth covering the feet -- in custody of CSU
 (4)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  140784-13 through 140784-26: Fourteen (14) samples of the earth beneath the feet -- in custody of CSU
 (5)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  140784-27 through 140784-34: Eight (8) samples of the earth from the surrounding area -- in custody of CSU

 

 REPORTING OFFICER  A. J. Randall  DATE REPORTED  4-22-2014
 REPORTING OFFICER  //A. J. Randall
 Signature
 11217
 Unit Number
 4-22-2014
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER  
 Signature
 
 Unit Number
 
 Date
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