- 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
summarized below. Additional interviews are being conducted and will be
documented in a similar fashion.
- Name: Henry Alford
Appt. Date / Time: originally 3/29/00 @ 4:00 PM, rescheduled
for 3/31/00 @ 4:00 PM
Comments: Mr. Alford stated he met with Trudi Rose on 3/31/00
to sign up with Cupid's Couples. During their meeting, he filled out
the relevant paperwork and talked with Mrs. Rose about his preferences
for a potential match. Mr. Alford said Mrs. Rose canceled his original
appointment, scheduled for 3/29/00. She called him to say she wasn't
feeling well and to see whether he was able to reschedule. They agreed
to meet later that week. Mr. Rose added that Mrs. Rose indicated she
was planning to go home early on 3/29/00.
- Name: Willard Clement
Appt. Date / Time: originally 3/30/00 @ 10:30 AM, rescheduled
for 3/31/00 @ 10:00 AM
Comments: Mr. Clement stated he met with Trudi Rose on 3/31/00
for a follow-up session. Mrs. Rose presented him with some candidates
she'd picked out for him. He said he selected two possibilities, but
declined to give their names. Mr. Clement stated that someone from the
Cupid's Couples office contacted him a little after 9:00 AM on 3/30/00
to cancel his original appointment because Mrs. Rose was out sick. He
said Mrs. Rose telephoned him later that afternoon to reschedule for
the morning of 3/31/00.
- Name: Norman Fox
Appt. Date / Time: 3/30/00 @ 3:00 PM
Comments: Mr. Fox stated he met with Trudi Rose to review additional
possible matches for him. He said he had been out on four dates set
up by Cupid's Couples and had met some very nice women, but had not
yet made a "love connection." Mrs. Rose was going to contact
one woman from the most recent batch to arrange a date, but Mr. Fox
had not heard back from her before her death. He indicated he had been
very pleased with Cupid's Couples' service, despite the fact he hadn't
found a perfect match yet.
- Name: Diane Haley
Appt. Date / Time: 3/31/00 @ 2:30 PM
Comments: Ms. Haley stated she met with Trudi Rose to discuss
a couple of Cupid's Couples clients who had expressed interest in her.
She agreed to go out with one of the men. Mrs. Rose was supposed to
arrange a date for the following weekend, but because she had not heard
from her, Ms. Haley assumes Mrs. Rose did not have an opportunity to
do so before her death.
- Name: Preston Howard
Appt. Date / Time: 4/3/00 @ 4:00 PM
Comments: Mr. Howard stated he had not been actively using Cupid's
Couples' services for several months, but Mrs. Rose contacted him to
say she had a couple of women she thought he'd like. He agreed to meet
with her, but said he opted not to make dates with either woman Mrs.
- Name: Victor Minter
Appt. Date / Time: originally 4/3/00 @ 2:30 PM, rescheduled for
4/6/00 @ 2:30 PM
Comments: Mr. Minter stated Trudi Rose telephoned him the morning
of 4/3/00 and said she was unexpectedly going to be alone in the office
most of the day and felt she would be unable to give him her full attention.
She asked to reschedule the appointment, which they did. Mr. Minter
said the purpose of their meeting was so he could review the first batch
of candidates Mrs. Rose had selected for him. He indicated he was disappointed
when she had to cancel and was very sorry when he learned of her death.
- Name: Gabe Peters
Appt. Date / Time: originally 4/3/00 @ 10:30 AM, rescheduled
for 4/4/00 @10:30 AM
Comments: Mr. Peters stated he was scheduled to meet with Trudi
Rose to sign up with Cupid's Couples. He said Mrs. Rose telephoned him
sometime between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM on 4/3/00 to say she unexpectedly
had to man the office alone and asked to reschedule their appointment.
Mr. Peters said he had been looking forward to using Cupid's Couples'
services, and was saddened when he heard about Mrs. Rose's death.
- Name: Rick Puckett
Appt. Date / Time: 3/31/00 @ 11:15 AM
Comments: Mr. Puckett stated Trudi Rose had contacted him and
requested a meeting. He said that, at the meeting, Mrs. Rose indicated
she was just curious about his current dating status and whether he
might be interested in seeing any additional candidates. Mr. Puckett
told her he was still dating the last woman she'd introduced him to
and he was not interested in seeing anyone else. Mr. Puckett stated
he felt Mrs. Rose was "fishing" for some other information,
but he wasn't sure what she wanted to know and she didn't say.
- Name: Rebecca Singleton
Appt. Date / Time: originally 3/29/00 @ 5:15 PM, rescheduled
for 3/30/00 @ 12:30
Comments: Ms. Singleton stated that her meeting with Trudi Rose
was to follow up on some selections she'd made from the candidates Mrs.
Rose had presented. She said Mrs. Rose contacted her on 3/29/00 to cancel
their meeting late that afternoon. Mrs. Rose told her she wasn't feeling
well and needed to go home early. Ms. Singleton said they agreed to
reschedule the meeting for her lunch hour the next day, at which time
she learned two of the men she'd selected were also interested in meeting
her. Mrs. Rose had arranged a date with one of the men for the following
Saturday, 4/1/00, and with the other man for Monday evening, 4/3/00.
Ms. Singleton said she had kept both dates and would be seeing one of
the men again.
- Name: Davis Starke
Appt. Date / Time: 3/30/00 @ 4:15 PM
Comments: Mr. Starke stated that Trudi Rose had requested a meeting
with him to discuss a personal matter. He declined to elaborate on the
subject or subjects they talked about.