Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.
Detective Murphy went to Bouré, a restaurant on the Square, to determine which employee served Jordan Rodale and Devlin Beauchamp on the afternoon of June 30, 2018. She showed the staff photographs of Mr. Beauchamp and Mr. Rodale, and one of the servers, Georgia Mavis, identified both men as her customers on that date.
Detective Murphy interviewed Ms. Mavis at Bouré before the restaurant opened for the day.
- Detective S. Murphy
- Georgia Mavis
Detective Murphy: Please state your name and address for the record.
Georgia Mavis: Georgia Lynne Mavis, 1642 Garfield, Oxford.
Detective Murphy: Ms. Mavis, you have identified Mr. Devlin Beauchamp and Mr. Jordan Rodale from photographs as two men you served lunch to on June 30, 2018. Is that correct?
Georgia Mavis: Yes, ma'am.
Detective Murphy: How can you be so sure it was the 30th that you waited on them?
Georgia Mavis: It happened to be my little boy's birthday, and they were my last ticket of the day. I told them about my son's birthday, and they— or, well… at least one of them left me a very nice gratuity. And the… Mr. Beauchamp told me to buy a nice gift for my son. That's something you don't forget, you know what I mean?
Detective Murphy: Yes, I do. Do you recall when they arrived?
Georgia Mavis: I just looked up the ticket, and it was stamped by the kitchen at 3:18 p.m.
Detective Murphy: Stamped by the kitchen?
Georgia Mavis: Yes, ma'am, when an order is sent to the kitchen, they stamp the time. It's an efficiency thing to see how long the order took to prepare and get to the customer. See what I mean?
Detective Murphy: I do see. All right, so Mr. Rodale and Mr. Beauchamp arrived a few minutes before 3:18 p.m, is that correct?
Georgia Mavis: Yes.
Detective Murphy: And how long would you say there were here?
Georgia Mavis: Well, I probably collected the check about 4:25 p.m. because I closed out at 4:30. They paid, gave me the tip I mentioned and all, and I left. As I was pulling out of my parking spot, I thought I saw them coming out the front door. It was probably 10 minutes later.
Detective Murphy: What was their demeanor like?
Georgia Mavis: They were very polite.
Detective Murphy: What I meant was, how did they behave toward one another?
Georgia Mavis: Tense.
Detective Murphy: Tense?
Georgia Mavis: Yes, ma'am. In a word, I'd have to say tense.
Detective Murphy: Did you hear what they were talking about?
Georgia Mavis: They were talking a lot about their mama. Mr. Rodale seemed to say he thought their mama would've wanted things the way he was suggesting.
Detective Murphy: And how was he suggesting things to be?
Georgia Mavis: Can't say I really caught that part. Seemed to have something to do with books or his book. I think he said it had to do with his book, Mr. Rodale. And then Mr. Beauchamp just kind of shook his head like he was just real disappointed or something. You know that kind of expression you get when your child has done something you just know he knew better than to do?
Detective Murphy: I get the concept. Did Mr. Beauchamp say anything?
Georgia Mavis: He said, "You shouldn't have made the commitment" and shook his head again. Then when I came back to the table later, Mr. Beauchamp seemed a might more perturbed and said something like, "You can't have them. Why do we talk about this every time? They're mine. Why would I give them to you?"
Detective Murphy: Did Mr. Rodale have any response to that?
Georgia Mavis: He said something like, "She would have liked it. It's the reason she kept them in the first place." And then he got all kind of sad looking and said, "You aren't going to do anything with them. What do you need them for?"
Detective Murphy: Anything else?
Georgia Mavis: Well, I had to leave the table. I couldn't just listen in, you know. They got quiet when I came around and stuck around if you know what I mean?
Detective Murphy: I do. Would you have called this a fight?
Georgia Mavis: No, ma'am, I would have called it a disagreement. They weren't mad exactly. It was like they didn't know each other well enough to be mad, you know? But they were being very serious.
Detective Murphy: Did you overhear any more of their conversation?
Georgia Mavis: No, ma'am, afraid I didn't.
Detective Murphy: Aside from the very generous tip they left, was there anything else you noticed that struck you as odd or unusual about the two men?
Georgia Mavis: Not at the time, but now it seems odd…
Detective Murphy: What's that?
Georgia Mavis: That they were brothers. Like I said, they acted like they barely knew each other, like they couldn't have been from the same family at all. Sad thing, if you ask me.
Detective Murphy: Yes, I suppose it is. Here's my card. If you think of anything else, please don't hesitate to call me.
Georgia Mavis: I'll be sure to if I do.
Detective Murphy: Also, we may need to ask you more questions, so please let me know if you decide to leave town, even for a day, and keep us apprised of where we can find you.
Georgia Mavis: I surely will. And good luck in finding whoever killed that nice man.
Detective Murphy: Thank you.
Interview ended – 10:18 a.m.