Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 001316-26D-2014
Case Description: Laurie Daniels homicide investigation

The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department obtained multiple warrants to search locations related to suspects in the Laurie Daniels homicide for evidence in that case. Warrants are scheduled to be executed forthwith.


Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:


126 County Road 432
Yocona, MS 38655

Case Number: 001316-26D-2014

To Detective Samantha Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Samantha Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

126 County Road 432 which is a three-bedroom, one-story single-family residence leased to Paul Mercury and occupied by Paul Mercury and Forrest Burgess; a white 2006 Buick LaCrosse automobile (VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX), registered to Forrest Burgess;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

a hacksaw with blade having 18 teeth per inch; books, magazine or other literature describing voodoo rituals and/or voodoo culture; a black, wheeled carry-on bag with extendable handle; identification including passport and/or driver's license bearing the name Laurie Daniels; handwritten letter addressed to "Reggie" and signed "Melanie";

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before May 15, 2014 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this 8th day of May, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

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