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Offense(s) | Person 1 | Person 2 | Person 3 | Evidence/Property | Reporting Officer's Narrative | Defendant's Remarks


INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

_X_ INCIDENT
_X_ Juvenile
___ Senior Citizen
___ Gang

___ ARREST
___ Child Abuse
___ Domestic
___ Involved Alcohol

CASE NUMBER:
003333-10L-2011

Date Reported:
12/10/2011

Time Reported:
7:35 PM

OFFENSE:
TBD

STATUTE:
TBD

___ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:
 

STATUTE:
 

___ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:
 

STATUTE:
 

___ Committed
___ Attempted

Location of Offense (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
Public restroom at Kangaroo Express
1724 University Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

Date of Offense:
December 10, 2011

Time of Offense:
N/A

Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
N/A

Date of Arrest:
N/A

Time of Arrest:
N/A

Reporting Officer:
Det. Sam Murphy

Unit Number:
633

Assisting Officer:
Det. Ted Armstrong

Unit Number:
615

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PERSON 1

Type:
Victim

Category:
Juvenile

Foul Play Suspected
Yes

Name:
Katie Marie Masters

Alias/Street Name/Nickname
None

Vic/Offender Relationship
Unknown

Race
Caucasian

Height
5' 7"

Weight
135

Hair
Brown/Blonde

Eyes
Blue

Sex
F

Shoes
White roller skates, size 7.5

Jacket/Coat
none

Shirt
Pink, black and white plaid button-up shirt

Pants
N/A

Skirt/Dress
Black Shorts

Age
17

DOB
April 20, 1994

Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX

Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible

Injury Extent
Fatal

Injury Description
Multiple sharp force wounds

Address
151 Cypress Circle, Oxford, Mississippi

Res Phone 234-xxxx
Bus Phone N/A

Occupation
Student

Employer/School
Oxford High School

Employer Address
N/A

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PERSON 2
Type:
Witness
Category:
Adult
Foul Play Suspected
N/A
Name:
Jimmy John Carnes
Alias/Street Name/Nickname
None
Vic/Offender Relationship
N/A
Race
Caucasian
Height
5' 10"
Weight
155
Hair
Brown
Eyes
Grey
Sex
M
Shoes
Brown loafers, size 10
Jacket/Coat
None

Shirt
Kangaroo Express uniform shirt

Pants
Kangaroo Express uniform pants
Skirt/Dress
N/A
Age
19
DOB
June 8, 1992
Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX
Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible
Injury Extent
None
Injury Description
N/A
Address
913 South 18th St #66, Oxford, Mississippi
Res Phone 232-XXXX
Bus Phone 234-XXXX
Occupation
Service station attendant
Employer/School
Kangaroo Express

Employer Address
1724 University Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

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PERSON 3
Type:
Witness
Category:
Adult
Foul Play Suspected
N/A
Name:
Rosalie Hansen
Alias/Street Name/Nickname
None
Vic/Offender Relationship
N/A
Race
Caucasian
Height
5' 5"
Weight
145
Hair
Brown
Eyes
Hazel
Sex
F
Shoes
Black flats, size 6
Jacket/Coat
White cardigan

Shirt
Green blouse

Pants
N/A
Skirt/Dress
Black skirt
Age
28
DOB
November 5, 1983
Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX
Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible
Injury Extent
None
Injury Description
N/A
Address
304 Combs Street, Oxford, Mississippi
Res Phone 238-XXXX
Bus Phone 236-XXXX
Occupation
Restaurant manager
Employer/School
Reynolds Café

Employer Address
1200 N Lamar Blvd., Oxford, Mississippi

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ITEMS OF EVIDENCE/PROPERTY RECOVERED

(1)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
003333-01 thru 18: 18 (Eighteen) tea light candles, partially used

(4)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
003333-19: One (1) Jack Chick tract titled "This Was Your Life"

(5)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
003333-20: One (1) Slip of paper with handwritten bible verse. (Proverbs 6:25)

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

At 7:35 p.m., Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a dead body in the women's restroom of the Kangaroo Express on 1724 University Avenue. The caller identified himself as Jimmy Carnes (Person 2), the service station attendant who was on duty and found the body. Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 209 (Officer P. Winston) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 7:51 p.m. Upon verification of the presence of a body at 7:53 p.m., R/O notified Dispatch and requested backup and medical assistance. Reporting Investigators (R/Is) Detectives T. Armstrong and S. Murphy were assigned and proceeded directly to the scene. At R/Is' request, Coroner's Inspector L. Johnson and a CSU team were notified to respond to the scene. R/Is arrived at the scene at 8:10 p.m. Upon arrival, R/Is found that R/O had secured the area. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Weather: Exterior crime scene location; Ambient Temperature: 28°F/-2°C; Relative Humidity: 80%.

R/O Winston made the following verbal report, which is stated in summary and not verbatim. R/O was met outside of the bathroom door by Jimmy Carnes, who then led R/O into the women's restroom where R/O observed the body of an apparently dead adult female, later identified as Katie Marie Masters (Person 1). At R/O's request, Carnes exited the restroom area and proceeded outside to direct backup and medical personnel to the site. R/O added that a second witness, Rosalie Hansen (Person 3) was also present upon his arrival and was reportedly with Carnes when Carnes found the body. R/O said Hansen appeared highly emotional following the discovery and was secured in his patrol car at the time of his verbal report. R/O further said YCFD EMTs R. Peterson and J. Bilkey arrived at approximately 8:10 p.m. and, after confirming the victim was deceased, withdrew from the crime scene. R/O Winston further stated that, to the best of his knowledge, the following personnel had occasion to enter the crime scene area and must be excluded by CSU personnel: witness Jimmy Carnes, witness Rosalie Hansen , EMT Peterson, EMT Bilkey and himself.

After receiving the report from R/O Winston, R/Is requested that R/O supervise transportation of the witnesses to the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department for subsequent interviews. R/Is then conducted a preliminary inspection of the scene. Inside the restroom on the floor, R/Is observed a lifeless human body, a female apparently in her late teens. Visual inspection indicated the victim was wearing a pink, black and white plaid button-up shirt and black shorts. The victim was also wearing neon green hoop pierced earrings, white roller skates and white ankle socks. A platinum blond hairpiece was attached at the back of her head. The body lay on its left side with the head pointing north. The legs were bent at the knees, both knees facing eastward, the left leg was underneath the right leg. The feet were to the south. The left arm was outstretched and slightly angled to the left with the left side of the head/face resting on it. The right arm was bent at the elbow and the fingers were pointing east. Further visual inspection revealed the victim's right shirt sleeve was ripped and there were cut marks on the upper right arm. R/Is delayed further inspection of the body until the arrival of the Coroner's Inspector.

Just north of the victim's head, R/Is also observed what appeared to be a message reading "TTFn" which was written on the floor in a reddish-brown substance.

Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson arrived at the scene at approximately 8:35 p.m. and joined R/Is at the body's location. Inspector Johnson pronounced the victim deceased at 8:42 p.m. by visual observation that the victim was not breathing and by tactile observation that the victim did not have a palpable carotid pulse. Inspector Johnson visually examined the body and observed multiple sharp force wounds on the right side, just above the waist, on the upper right arm and to the stomach area. and speculated that the death may have been the result of those wounds. Inspector Johnson indicated that further details would be available in the official autopsy report.

CSU arrived at the scene at approximately 9:15 p.m., and after Inspector Johnson completed her initial inspection of the body, she stayed with the CSU team to ensure integrity of the body, while the team took photographs of the scene and performed preliminary analyses, until the body could be removed from the scene without affecting other evidence. Luminol testing at the scene found blood residue in the sink of the bathroom where the body was found.

A preliminary search of the immediate area for the weapon(s) causing the injury to the victim met with negative results. CSU will conduct a more intensive search and report their findings.

R/Is left the scene at 10:05 p.m. to conduct interviews with the witnesses who had been transported to the YCSD. Before leaving, R/I Murphy instructed CSU to seal the scene upon completion or end of day suspension of processing. CSU to notify R/Is of progress by the end of this date. As of this filing, CSU is still actively processing at the scene.

Body of the deceased remanded into the custody of Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson. Deceased was removed from scene at 10:55 p.m. and transported to the coroner's office for autopsy.

Evidence remanded into the custody of Forensics Officer T. R. Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis. CSU is expected to submit an inventory of items taken into evidence within fourteen days of this report, with detailed report(s) of their findings to follow at a later date.

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DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS (What did the defendant say about the offense or his/her whereabouts at the time of offense?)

N/A

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REPORTING OFFICER

Sam Murphy

DATE REPORTED

12-11-2011

REPORTING OFFICER

//Sam Murphy
Signature

633
Unit Number

12-11-2011
Date

ASSISTING OFFICER

//Ted Armstrong
Signature

615
Unit Number

12-11-2011
Date

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