Panola County (MS) incident report

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 000989-22B-2020
Case Description: John Doe homicide investigation

In response to a request from the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department seeking information about any discoveries of severed human body parts within the last 4-6 weeks, the Panola County Sheriff's Department provided a copy of this incident report.


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COUNTY of PANOLA • Sheriff's Department
200 Broadway Street • Batesville, MS 38606

Incident/Arrest Report

 _X_ INCIDENT
     ___ Juvenile
     ___ Senior Citizen
     ___ Gang

 ___ ARREST
     ___ Child Abuse
     ___ Domestic
     ___ Involved Alcohol

 

 CASE NUMBER:
  2020B11-0333
Date Reported:
  2-11-2020
 Time Reported:
  12:31 p.m.

 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  Enid Lake, approx. 2 miles south of
  Peggy's Food-N-Go
  44360 MS 315
  Water Valley, Mississippi

 Date of Offense:
  2-11-2020
 Time of Offense:
  12:31 p.m.
 Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
  N/A
 Date of Arrest:
  N/A
 Time of Arrest:
  N/A
 Reporting Officer:
  Deputy Lloyd Carlson
 Unit Number:
  56
 Assisting Officer:
  N/A
 Unit Number:
  N/A
 OFFENSE:
  TBD
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted

 

Persons

PERSON 1
 Type:
 Victim
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 Yes
 Name:
 Jane Doe #1403
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 unknown
 Weight
 unknown
 Hair
 unknown
 Eyes
 unknown
 Sex
  F
 Hat
 N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 N/A
 Shirt
 N/A
 Pants
 N/A
 Skirt/Dress
  N/A
 Age
     unknown
 DOB
 unknown
 Soc. Security #
 unknown
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible at scene
 Injury Extent
 right arm alone recovered
 Injury Description
 right arm severed at shoulder
 Address
 unknown
 Res Phone unknown
 Bus Phone unknown
 Occupation
 unknown
 Employer/School
 unknown
 Employer Address
 unknown

PERSON 2
 Type:
 Complainant
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 N/A
 Name:
 Trevor Gibson
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 5' 9"
 Weight
 185 lbs.
 Hair
 Blond
 Eyes
 Blue
 Sex
 M
 Hat
  none
 Jacket/Coat
 blue
 Shirt
 gray
 Pants
 gray
 Skirt/Dress
 N/A
 Age
     52
 DOB
 8/4/1967
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible
 Injury Extent
 none observed at scene
 Injury Description
 N/A
 Address
 122 Short Street, Batesville, MS
 Res Phone 563-XXXX
 Bus Phone 563-XXXX
 Occupation
 clerk
 Employer/School
 Peggy's Food-N-Go
 Employer Address
 44360 MS 315, Water Valley, MS

Evidence

ITEMS OF EVIDENCE/PROPERTY RECOVERED
 (1)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  0333-01: One (1) severed right arm, apparently female [Arm remanded to Coroner's custody]
 (2)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  0333-02 through 0333-05: Four (4) samples of vegetation entangling the arm [Evidence remanded to CSU custody]
 (3)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  0333-06 through 0333-14: Nine (9) samples of soil surrounding the arm [Evidence remanded to CSU custody]
 (4)  Type
     ___  Damaged
     ___  Lost
     ___  Recovered
     ___  Stolen
     _X_  Taken into Evidence
 Item Description

  0333-15 through 0333-18: Four (4) samples of river water [Evidence remanded to CSU custody]

Reporting Officer's Narrative

 REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE(Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)

At 12:31 p.m., Emergency Response received a 911 call reporting the discovery of what appeared to be a human arm in Enid Lake. The caller identified himself as Trevor Gibson.

Panola County Sheriff's Unit 56 (Deputy Lloyd Carlson) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 12:43 p.m. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Estimated Exterior Temperature 47°F/8°C; Estimated Relative Humidity: 83%.

Upon arrival, R/O was met by an adult white male, who identified himself as Trevor Gibson (Person 2). Person 2 told R/O he had gone for a walk on his lunch break at approximately 12:10 p.m. and walked down to Enid Lake.

Person 2 said that while he was walking along the west side of Enid Lake, he noticed "something strange caught up in the brush" on the bank. Person 2 said that, when he recognized the object as an arm, he returned to his workplace and called 911.

Once he had told his story, Person 2 then led R/O to a location on the west bank of Enid Lake, approximately 2 miles south of Peggy's Food-N-Go. At that location, R/O observed what appeared to be a human arm entangled in vegetation and debris on the east side of the river. Closer examination confirmed that the arm was human.

At 1:00 p.m., R/O notified Central Command and requested backup from CSU and the Coroner's Office.

R/O then examined the surrounding area for evidence of other body parts with negative results. R/O secured the scene for the arrival of additional personnel.

Coroner's Deputy Inspector Sean Clark arrived at the scene at 1:13 p.m. Upon confirming the arm was human, Inspector Clark withheld any further examination, pending notification from CSU. Inspector Clark noted the arm appeared to be that of an adult white female.

CSU arrived at the scene at 1:19 p.m. and began processing the scene. R/O informed CSU that, to the best of his knowledge, the following personnel had occasion to enter the crime scene areas and should be excluded by CSU personnel: Trevor Gibson, Coroner's Deputy Inspector Sean Clark and himself.

Inspector Clark observed what appeared to be minor postmortem abrasions, which may have resulted from contact with rocks and other items in the creek, as well as minor postmortem incised wounds, which initially appeared consistent with animal activity.

Inspector Clark indicated that a more precise estimate would be available following autopsy, but estimated at the scene that, based on the level of decomposition, temperature of the river water and other factors, the arm had likely been severed 10-14 days prior to the time of discovery.

Inspector Clark stayed with the CSU team to ensure the integrity of the remains while the team took photographs of the scene and performed preliminary analyses until the remains could be removed from the scene without affecting other evidence.

The human remains were remanded into the custody of Coroner's Deputy Inspector Sean Clark. The remains were removed from the scene at 3:20 p.m. and transported to the coroner's office for autopsy.

CSU completed their processing at 4:42 p.m. Evidence remanded into the custody of CSU for transport to the Crime Lab for routine analysis.

R/O left police tape marking the crime scene and departed the scene at 4:58 p.m.

 DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS(What did the defendant say?)

 N/A

 REPORTING OFFICER  Lloyd Carlson  DATE REPORTED  2-11-2020
 REPORTING OFFICER  //Lloyd Carlson
 Signature
 56
 Unit Number
 2-11-2020
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER
 Signature

 Unit Number

 Date

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