- YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
- Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong
- Case No: 001524-03D-2000
- Case Description: Trudi Rose Death Investigation
The following Cupid's Couples clients, whose names appeared in Trudi
Rose's appointment book, were interviewed by Detectives Murphy and Armstrong.
Most interviews were conducted by telephone and the conversations are
- Name: Catherine Byers
Appt. Date / Time: 3/28/00 @ 3:00 PM
Comments: Ms. Byers stated she met with Trudi Rose for a follow-up
session. Mrs. Rose presented her with some candidates she'd picked out
for her. Ms. Byers selected one possibility and Mrs. Rose arranged a
date for the two of them that weekend. Ms. Byers said she did not speak
with Mrs. Rose again before her death, though she had been expecting
a telephone call from her on Monday, 4/3/00, since Mrs. Rose usually
followed up with her clients after a date to see how it went.
- Name: Oscar Bulloch
Appt. Date / Time: 3/27/00 @ 11:15 AM
Comments: Mr. Bulloch stated he had scheduled the appointment
with Trudi Rose to discuss a telephone call he'd received. He said he
told Mrs. Rose that he'd been contacted by an unidentified woman who
seemed to know some confidential information about him, some of which
he knew was part of his Cupid's Couples file. He was trying to find
out how the woman had discovered this information. He said Mrs. Rose
was upset by what he told her, but did not appear surprised. She indicated
to him that she took the matter very seriously and would look into it,
but he did not hear back from her before her death. Mr. Bulloch declined
to say what the caller wanted from him or to specify the nature of the
confidential information. When told that a Cupid's Couples employee
had been fired for allegedly stealing files, one of which was his, Mr.
Bulloch became agitated and ended the conversation with us.
- Name: Neil Evans
Appt. Date / Time: 3/27/00 @ 4:00 PM
Comments: Mr. Evans stated he met with Trudi Rose to discuss
his last two Cupid's Couples-arranged dates and to review additional
possibilities. He indicated he had been using Cupid's Couples' services
for approximately one year. He said Mrs. Rose was aware he was only
interested in casual dating and was not seeking a permanent relationship,
and she had matched him up with several women with similar intentions
over the last twelve months. He said Mrs. Rose had also asked him if
he'd received any strange telephone calls, but he had not then and says
he still has not to date.
- Name: Janine Grove
Appt. Date / Time: 3/27/00 @ 10:00 AM
Comments: Ms. Grove stated she met with Trudi Rose to discuss
three Cupid's Couples clients who had expressed interest in her. She
agreed to go out with one of the men and Mrs. Rose arranged a date for
the following Friday. Ms. Grove stated she had not spoken to Mrs. Rose
again before her death.
- Name: Del Johnson
Appt. Date / Time: 3/29/00 @ 10:30 AM
Comments: Mr. Johnson stated he met with Trudi Rose to sign up
with Cupid's Couples. During their meeting, he filled out paperwork
and discussed his requirements for a potential match. Mr. Johnson said
Mrs. Rose started to look as though she wasn't feeling well towards
the end of their meeting. Before he left, they scheduled a follow-up
session for Wednesday, 4/5/00 at 10:30 AM to review candidates.
- Name: Travis Kelsoe
Appt. Date / Time: 3/27/00 @ 2:30 PM
Comments: Mr. Kelsoe stated he met with Trudi Rose to review
additional possible matches for him. He said Mrs. Rose had presented
candidates to him on two previous occasions, but he had not yet found
someone he wanted to go out with who also wanted to go out with him.
He did select one woman from the presentation that day, but said Mrs.
Rose contacted him later that week to say the woman had recently become
involved in an exclusive relationship and was no longer available. Mr.
Kelsoe said he told Mrs. Rose during that telephone call that he would
contact her to set up another appointment after he returned from a business
trip that kept him out of town for 10 days.
- Name: Reggie Nash
Appt. Date / Time: 3/28/00 @11:00 AM
Comments: Mr. Nash stated that his meeting with Trudi Rose was
to follow up on some selections he'd made from the candidates Mrs. Rose
had presented. He learned three of the women he'd selected were also
interested in meeting him. Mrs. Rose had arranged a date with one of
the women for the following Thursday evening, 3/30/00, with another
woman for Saturday evening, 4/1/00, and told him she expected a call
from the third woman to schedule a date within a few days. Mr. Nash
said Mrs. Rose contacted him on Friday, 3/31/00, to discuss his date
of the previous evening and told him she had not yet been able to schedule
a date with the third woman. He added that he'd expected Mrs. Rose to
call him on Monday, 4/3/00, to discuss his second date, but did not
hear from her.
- Name: Monte Parris
Appt. Date / Time: 3/29/00 @ 2:30 PM
Comments: Mr. Parris stated Trudi Rose had contacted him and
requested a meeting to discuss a couple of candidates she'd found for
him. He said he reminded her that he'd decided to take a break from
dating, but that Mrs. Rose convinced him to meet with her anyway. At
the meeting, he reviewed the candidates she presented but decided not
to go out with any of them. He stated Mrs. Rose had to cut the meeting
short as she was feeling ill. He said she did not look at all well and
he suggested to her that she should go home early.
- Name: Miguel Reyes
Appt. Date / Time: 3/28/00 @ 4:30 PM
Comments: Mr. Reyes stated he met with Trudi Rose to sign up
with Cupid's Couples. During their meeting, he completed the relevant
paperwork and talked with Mrs. Rose about what he was looking for in
a woman. Mr. Reyes said he and Mrs. Rose scheduled a follow-up appointment
for the following Tuesday, 4/4/00, at 4:30 PM.