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Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a dead body at a local park.

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Spenser Brooks bio

Spenser worked hard all his life toward the goal of becoming a lawyer.

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Debra Lane bio

Debra grew up in New Orleans and moved to Oxford for a boyfriend.

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Debra Lane interview

The detectives spoke to the woman who called 911.

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Virginia Brooks bio

Virginia met her husband while they were attending the University of Mississippi.

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Virginia Brooks interview

The detectives met with the victim's wife to find out about his activities that day.

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Jillian Ross interview

The detectives spoke to the senior member of the victim's staff in the DA's office.

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Jillian Ross bio

Jill was born in Kansas City and raised in Oxford.

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Byron Brooks bio

Bryon grew up in Oxford, served in the military, and now lives in Memphis.

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Byron Brooks interview

The detectives spoke to Spenser's brother about their relationship.

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Wesley Brooks bio

Wesley is the only child of Spenser and Virginia Brooks.

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Wesley Brooks interview

The detectives spoke to Spenser's son about their relationship and recent interactions.

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DA slain

The Crime Beat reports: District attorney killed at Wall Doxey park

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Evidence inventory

CSU submitted a preliminary list of evidence collected at the crime scene.

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DA employee canvass

The detectives spoke to the District Attorney's staff to learn more about Spenser Brooks.

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Calvin Dollarhide interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to an ADA he's worked with on cases many times.

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Gene Collins bio

A lifelong Oxonian, Gene is a small businessman and elected official.

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Gene Collins interview

The detectives dropped by Collins Flower House to speak to the alderman.

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Fingerprint analysis

CSU analyzed fingerprints collected at the crime scene. Additional analyses are ongoing.

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Cell phone call logs

The cell phone of the victim was searched by the Sheriff's Department

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Hector Daniels bio

Hector was born and raised in northern Yoknapatawpha County.

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Hector Daniels interview

The detectives spoke to a man whose fingerprints were found in a cabin near the body.

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Christy Arnold bio

Christy grew up in Tupelo and moved to Oxford after high school.

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Christy Arnold interview

The detectives talked to a woman who spoke to Spenser Brooks just before he died.

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Kyle Ferguson bio

Kyle learned early how to steal to survive and expanded his criminal activities over time.

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