| 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.