Murder is Academic

An English professor was found dead at a literary conference
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Nora Percy interview

The detectives asked Nora about Douglas Reed and her relationship with him.

Nora Percy bio

Nora is a professor in the Ole Miss business school.

Dan Johnson interview

The detectives asked Douglas Reed's boss about Dr. Reed as an employee, co-worker, and friend.

Dan Johnson bio

Dan is head of the Ole Miss English department.

Crime scene photos

CSU provided a collection of photographs from the Douglas Reed crime scene.

YCCC evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of evidence collected from YCCC Meeting Room 10.

About the current investigationProfessor Jake Hemphill discovered the bloody body of his colleague Douglas Reed in a meeting room at the local conference center.

Was this a scholarly debate gone wrong, or did someone have a more personal reason to want Professor Reed dead?

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Ready to get started? Check out the Murder Is Academic Case Introduction and Case Recap. Then review the Latest Case Information.

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The Murder Is Academic investigation began on Thursday, June 23, 2022, and will run for about five weeks.



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