Shot in the Dark

A brunette woman face down in a pool of blood with a newspaper in the background
Sheriff's officers responded to a report of shots fired at the local newspaper office. Was someone upset about news coverage, or was the motive more personal?
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Lori Schultz interview

The detectives met with Lori after she found an object hidden at Ms. Drum's residence.

Incident report – object found

A caller reported the discovery of an unusual object in Monica Drum's residence.

Newspaper clip file – Melvin Roberts

Investigators pulled copies of articles Monica wrote about Melvin Roberts.

YCSD Archive: Drum/Roberts incident report

From the Sheriff's Department archives: Monica Drum filed this report regarding Melvin Roberts.

Melvin Roberts interview

Melvin agreed to talk to the detectives about his confession to killing Monica Drum.

Melvin Roberts bio

Melvin is a native Yoknapatawphan and was well-liked until he was falsely accused of rape.

About the current investigationWhen self-described hiker Mark Ethridge walked into those woods, a body wrapped in a tarp wasn't what he was looking for.

He could tell the young woman with pink hair was dead, so he called 911.

Was this woman killed in the woods, or was her body just dumped there? And who wanted her dead?

Ready to get started? Check out the Wild Jasmine Case Introduction and Case Recap. Then review the Latest Case Information.

How to navigate Crime Scene casesThe Wild Jasmine case documents are presented in reverse chronological order in the Case Files.

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The Wild Jasmine investigation began on Monday, May 20, 2024, and will run for about five weeks.

 

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