Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 10:55 a.m.
Jenny Sadlier identified Linda Jakovich as a software tester who worked for Peter Pane, Wendy Holloway's brother.
During a break in the interview with Ms. Sadlier, Detective Armstrong contacted Linda Jakovich by telephone at her office in Memphis.
- Detective T. Armstrong
- Linda Jakovich
Linda Jakovich: This is Linda.
Detective Armstrong: Linda Jakovich?
Linda Jakovich: Yes.
Detective Armstrong: This is Detective Armstrong with the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department down in Mississippi. How are you today?
Linda Jakovich: Um, I'm fine?
Detective Armstrong: Glad to hear it. I've got a couple of questions I need to ask you about a project you may be working on. Do you have a few minutes for me right now?
Linda Jakovich: I guess so?
Detective Armstrong: Great. I appreciate it. Are you acquainted with a man named Peter Pane?
Linda Jakovich: Yes.
Detective Armstrong: Have you done any work for him in the last six months?
Linda Jakovich: Yes.
Detective Armstrong: Tell me about that, if you would.
Linda Jakovich: I don't know what you want me to tell you. He had some software he wanted me to test. I did. That's it.
Detective Armstrong: Is the testing complete now?
Linda Jakovich: Yes, as far as I know.
Detective Armstrong: You don't know for sure?
Linda Jakovich: I'm not involved in the product planning, so I don't know if they plan to add any more features before launch or anything like that. If they're not going to do anything like that, then yes, I believe it's finished.
Detective Armstrong: Okay. What does the software do exactly?
Linda Jakovich: I'm under an NDA, so I can't say a whole lot, but basically, it's encryption software to keep communications like email private.
Detective Armstrong: I see. Did Mr. Pane write the software?
Linda Jakovich: No. He's more like the product manager.
Detective Armstrong: Do you know who did write it?
Linda Jakovich: No, I'm sorry. I don't.
Detective Armstrong: Were you the only one doing testing?
Linda Jakovich: No, there were a couple other people: this guy Tony I've worked with before and a woman named Jenny.
Detective Armstrong: Do you know their last names?
Linda Jakovich: Tony Magro and Jenny ... Sadler or something? I've never worked with her before. She's out of state somewhere on the West Coast.
Detective Armstrong: Do you typically sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before you begin a testing project?
Linda Jakovich: Oh, sure. It's pretty standard, especially for pre-release software.
Detective Armstrong: Was this the first time you've worked for Peter Pane?
Linda Jakovich: Kind of. It was the first time I've worked for him, but I've worked with him on other projects where someone else was the boss.
Detective Armstrong: I see. And how would you characterize him as a co-worker?
Linda Jakovich: He's fine. No worse than most.
Detective Armstrong: Meaning?
Linda Jakovich: Meaning everyone has their quirks. Once you learn what they are and how to deal with them, it's all good.
Detective Armstrong: What are Mr. Pane's quirks?
Linda Jakovich: Peter likes to be the smartest kid in the room. As long as you play to that, everything's cool.
Detective Armstrong: And when you don't play to that?
Linda Jakovich: Then he's a real pain to deal with.
Detective Armstrong: In what way?
Linda Jakovich: Sometimes he shouts, but mostly it's a lot of passive-aggressive bull— uh, nonsense.
Detective Armstrong: Got it. Do you ever interact with Mr. Pane socially?
Linda Jakovich: Like, are we friends outside of work? Not really. We may have gone out for drinks a few times with work groups, but we've never hung out outside of work-related functions.
Detective Armstrong: Okay. Thanks very much for your time, Ms. Jakovich.
Linda Jakovich: No problem. Can I ask you a question?
Detective Armstrong: Go ahead.
Linda Jakovich: Did Peter do something? Is that why you're asking me all these questions about him?
Detective Armstrong: You think Peter might have done something that would get the attention of law enforcement?
Linda Jakovich: I don't know. Did he?
Detective Armstrong: Thanks again for your time today, ma'am. We'll be in touch if we have any more questions.
Linda Jakovich: Okay? Bye.
Interview ended – 11:11 a.m.