Early analysis results
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 001316-26D-2014 / 001457-09E-2014
Case Description: Laurie Daniels homicide investigation / Arson and homicide investigation, Daniels residence
INVESTIGATION STATUS REPORT SUMMARY
All detailed reports on file.
May 12, 2014
Preliminary verbal report received from the Crime Lab. Official findings and reports will be forwarded at a later date.
Evidence # 001457-01 — The serial number and purchase records were traced for the Glock 19 9mm semi-automatic pistol recovered from the living room area at the Daniels residence on May 9, 2014. The handgun was purchased June 23, 2004, at Hunters' Hollow, 658 Highway 6 West, Oxford Mississippi, by Bart Daniels.
Evidence # 001457-04 — Initial examination indicates the hacksaw recovered from the garage at the Daniels residence on May 9, 2014, is consistent with the injuries observed on the severed limbs recovered in YCSD Case # 001316-26D-2014, Pontotoc County Case # 03D2014-00948, Panola County Case # 2014JD15-0832, and Calhoun County Case # 140784-22042014. Further analysis is in progress to verify the initial observation.
Evidence # 001457-05 — Examination of the black, wheeled suitcase with extendable handle recovered from the shop at the Daniels residence on May 9, 2014 found the contents consisted primarily of clothing and personal items. The clothing sizes were consistent with the victim, Laurie Daniels. The other item of interest found in the suitcase was a handwritten letter addressed to "Reggie" and signed "XOXO, Melanie".
Investigation of YCSD Case # 001316-26D-2014 is active and ongoing as of this date.
Report filed 5/12/14, 11:45 a.m. by Det. T. Armstrong, 615, and Det. S. Murphy, 633