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INVESTIGATIVE ACTION REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue E
Oxford, MS 38655

 CASE NUMBER:
  001316-26D-2014, 001457-09E-2014
Date Reported:
  4-26-2014
 Time Reported:
  11:44 AM
 Reporting Officer:
  Det. Sam Murphy
 Unit Number:
  633
 Assisting Officer:
  Det. Ted Armstrong
 Unit Number:
  615

 

 INVESTIGATIVE ACTION
 Action:
  K-9 search of the property owned by
  Bart and Bonnie Daniels
Date:
  5-10-2014 -
  5-11-2014
 Time:
  8:00 AM -
  6:00 PM
 Address
 1305 Mesquite Drive, Oxford, MS
Conditions

 5-10-2014: Clear
  68° F / 20° C at 8:00 AM,
  82° F / 28° C at 6:00 PM

 5-11-2014: Overcast 
  68° F / 20° C at 8:00 AM,
  84° F / 29° C at 6:00 PM

 

ACTION DESCRIPTION (Brief narrative of the investigative action taken.)

Reporting Investigators (R/Is) contacted the Mississippi Crime Lab and requested a forensic K-9 unit to conduct a systematic grid search of the property and buildings at 1305 Mesquite Drive in Oxford for possible forensic evidence recovery in the Laurie Daniels homicide.

The Crime Lab coordinated with the Lee County (MS) Sheriff's Department to provide K-9 units.

R/Is were present during the two-day (May 10 and 11, 2014) K-9 search conducted at the Daniels property. See attached K-9 Unit Report.

 

 INITIAL FINDINGS (Preliminary results of the investigative action)

The K-9 teams alerted on two distinct areas as locations where human remains were present. Yoknapatawpha County CSU processed both locations.

Location #1

Excavation of the first location, approximately 117 feet NNE of the pool house, uncovered skeletal human remains underneath ground cover and approximately 21 inches of soil.

Preliminary inspection at the scene indicates the remains are female, but further analysis by the Coroner's Office is needed for confirmation and identification of the remains. Time of death could not be determined at the scene.

Just prior to suspension of processing at the end of the day on this date, CSU technicians uncovered what they believe to be skeletal fetal remains in the same grave, though further examination is necessary to verify that presumption.

Location #2

Excavation of the second location, approximately 225 feet NNW of the pool house, uncovered partially decomposed human remains underneath approximately 27 inches of soil.

Preliminary inspection at the scene indicates the remains are female. The head, arms, and feet are not present at the scene. Further analysis by the Coroner's Office is needed for confirmation and identification of the remains. Time of death could not be determined at the scene.

As of this date, CSU and the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office are still processing the scene and the remains. All evidence remanded into the custody of Officer Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis.

Investigation of YCSD Case # 001316-26D-2014 is active and ongoing as of this date.

 

 REPORTING OFFICER  Sam Murphy  DATE REPORTED  5-11-2014
 REPORTING OFFICER  //Sam Murphy
 Signature
 633
 Unit Number
 5-11-2014
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER  //Ted Armstrong
 Signature
 615
 Unit Number
 5-11-2014
 Date

 

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