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Parents refuse to cooperate

The Crime Beat reports: Bart and Bonnie Daniels withdraw their cooperation.

Melanie Daniels bio

Melanie left Oxford and cut off all contact with people in Oxford, including her family.

Carla Brogan interview

The detectives asked Carla about Melanie, Laurie, and their lives when Carla knew them.

Carla Brogan bio

Carla grew up in Oxford and spent most of her time with her best friend, Melanie.

Canvass - Daniels family associates

YCSD investigators talked to friends and acquaintances of the Daniels family.

Daniels burial draws crowd

The Crime Beat reports: Mourners gather for Laurie Daniels' funeral service and burial.

Places of Interest

Investigators mapped locations in and around Yoknapatawpha County that are relevant to the investigation.

Coroner's report on head

The coroner provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of the head. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Taylor, MS evidence analysis

The lab provided summary preliminary findings on rush analysis of evidence collected in Taylor. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Body parts evidence analysis

The lab provided summary preliminary findings of their rush analysis of evidence found in Yoknapatawpha and surrounding counties.

Roy Strong bio

Roy settled in Florida after a nomadic childhood and several years living in New Orleans.

JC Strong interview

The detectives caught up with JC and brought him in for an overdue chat.

JC Strong bio

JC Strong grew up on the road and struck out on his own at 16.

Laurie's travels

Callie worked with investigators to assemble a probable timeline for Laurie's whereabouts since leaving Oxford.

Laurie voicemail message

Callie Shivers provided a copy of her last voicemail message from Laurie Daniels.

New Orleans PI report

Callie gave the detectives the file she got from a New Orleans private investigator.

Laurie Daniels travel plans

Callie Shivers provided the information she had about Laurie Daniels' travel plans.

Stephanie Woolworth interview

The detectives asked Callie's roommate to come in to talk about Callie, Laurie, and Forrest.

Stephanie Woolworth bio

Stephanie left college and hit the road in search of her life's purpose.

Callie Shivers interview

The detectives asked Forrest's former roommate to come in for a conversation.

Callie Shivers bio

Callie has always been unconventional and embraces others who don't fit into the mainstream.

Roy Strong interview

The detectives talked to Roy about his time in Taylor and his brother, JC.

Forrest Burgess interview

The detectives talked to Laurie's former fiancé about his past and present relationship with her.

Forrest Burgess bio

Forrest has struggled to find direction in life since splitting with his fiancée.

Bonnie Daniels interview

The detectives spoke with Bonnie again about some recent developments in the investigation.

Bonnie Daniels bio

Bonnie's happy life turned bumpy when her children left abruptly and her husband got sick.

Bart Daniels interview

The detectives went back to talk with Bart about some recent developments in the investigation.

Bart Daniels bio

Bart's combative personality made him a successful attorney but a difficult person.

Laurie Daniels bio

The name "Laurie Daniels" was found in a wax ball at the vandalism scene.

More human remains found

The Crime Beat reports: More human remains have been found in neighboring counties.

Human remains locations

Investigators mapped the locations where human remains were found in Yoknapatawpha County and neighboring jurisdictions.

Calhoun County (MS) incident report

Investigators obtained a report from a third nearby county regarding a recent discovery of human remains.

Panola County (MS) incident report

Investigators obtained a report from another neighboring county regarding a recent discovery of human remains.

Pontotoc County (MS) incident report

Investigators obtained a report from a neighboring county regarding a recent discovery of human remains.

Bart & Bonnie Daniels interview

Detectives met with a local family to learn if they have any connection to the vandalism evidence.

Bucket scene inventory

CSU submitted a preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the scene where the bucket.

Vandalism scene inventory

CSU submitted a preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the Allison farm vandalism scene.

Severed head found in Taylor

The Crime Beat reports: Local children and YCSD personnel discover vandalism, dismembered head in Taylor.

Canvass - Taylor residents

Investigators asked the Allisons' neighbors if they had noticed anything unusual in recent weeks.

Melissa Bridges interview

The detectives asked Melissa about finding the vandalism site on the Allison farm.

Melissa Bridges bio

Melissa wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Freddy Allison interview

The detectives asked Freddy how he and his friend happened to find the vandalism site.

Freddy Allison bio

Freddy is a gifted student known for his imagination and good behavior in school.

Tucker Allison interview

The detectives talked to Tucker about how the discoveries on his farm might've gotten there.

Tucker Allison bio

Tucker is a third-generation farmer in Taylor, MS.

Taylor, MS scene diagram

Investigators created a diagram of the vandalism and human remains scenes in Taylor, MS.

Vandalism report

YCSD Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting vandalism on a farm in Taylor, MS.

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