Investigators spoke to Nathan Mistillis's friends, clients and neighbors to try to corroborate his alibi for the time Annette Wyatt was killed.
These interviews are representative of all interviews conducted.
Tracy Lu is Nathan Mistillis's girlfriend.
• Detective S. Murphy
• Detective E. Parker
• Tracy Lu
Detective Parker: Good morning. Are you Ms. Tracy Lu, the owner of this store?
Tracy Lu: Yes, how may I help you?
Detective Parker: I was wondering if you could help us answer a few questions.
Tracy Lu: Of course, Detective.
Detective Murphy: Could you start by stating your full name and address for the record?
Tracy Lu: Tracy Lu, 511 Meadow Lane, Oxford, Mississippi.
Detective Murphy: And what is your relationship with Nathan Mistillis?
Tracy Lu: We’ve been dating for almost five years now, and living together for four years. If this is about the agent that was murdered, I can vouch for Nate a hundred percent.
Detective Murphy: That makes our job a lot easier, then. Can you tell me where Mr. Mistillis was on the evening of September 15th?
Tracy Lu: He was working at Pearce Brokers all afternoon and met with a client from out-of-town later that night. The meeting only took about an hour because Nate came home at 7:30 p.m. in time for dinner.
Detective Parker: Did Nate and his client meet at Pearce Brokers? Do you know if anyone else was with them?
Tracy Lu: Nate was showing this client a property, so it was just the two of them. I don’t know the exact address, but it’s only a five-minute drive from Pearce.
Detective Parker: Would you happen to know the name of that client?
Tracy Lu: Something Colt, I don’t remember the first name.
Detective Parker: Do you know if he’s still in town?
Tracy Lu: Not likely. Nate mentioned he was leaving in a couple of days. But I’m sure that Pearce Brokers will have Mr. Colt’s contact information.
Detective Parker: And after Nate got home, when did he go out again?
Tracy Lu: He didn't. We were home all night.
Detective Murphy: What about Sunday morning?
Tracy Lu: We were home. We always spend Sunday mornings together.
Detective Parker: All right, Ms. Lu. Thank you very much for your help.
Ray Colt is one of Nathan Mistillis's clients.
• Detective E. Parker
• Nathan Mistillis
Detective Parker: Good afternoon, this is Detective Parker with the Yoknapatowpha County Sheriff’s Office. May I speak with Mr. Colt?
Ray Colt: That’s me. How can I help you?
Detective Parker: Mr. Colt, were you in Oxford on the weekend of September 15th?
Ray Colt: Yes, I arrived Friday night, on the 14th, and flew out early Sunday morning from Memphis. Is this about that trip?
Detective Parker: I was wondering if you could help me confirm the whereabouts of Nathan Mistillis on the evening of September 15th. Do you remember meeting with him that day?
Ray Colt: He’s the real estate agent over at Pearce Brokers, right?
Detective Parker: That’s correct.
Ray Colt: Yeah, I had a meeting with him at 6:00 p.m. that Saturday. A friend of a friend had referred me to Pearce when I asked about investing in some property in Oxford. I called a week before I flew out to set up a meeting with a broker, who turned out to be Mr. Mistillis. He made the house seem so great on the phone, but when I saw it with my own eyes, it was complete rubbish!
Detective Parker: I take it the meeting didn’t last long?
Ray Colt: You’re absolutely right. I think Mr. Mistillis could tell that there wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of me buying that house, so there wasn’t the usual amount of bargaining and pleading involved.
Detective Parker: What time did the two of you part ways?
Ray Colt: No later than 7:00 p.m.
Detective Parker: Did Mr. Mistillis mention where he was going afterward?
Ray Colt: Home, I assume. Said something about his girlfriend’s cooking.
Detective Parker: All right, Mr. Colt. That’s all I wanted to know. Thank you for your time.