Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting gunshots at the Oxford Eagle newspaper offices.

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Born and raised in Ohio, Monica moved to Mississippi to work for the Oxford Eagle.

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Craig has been the publisher of the Oxford Eagle since his father retired.

Baling man in his mid-40s wearing a tweed blazer and a bow tie

The detectives spoke to Monica's boss about professional or personal enemies she might have had.

Woman with short dark hair holding an armful of papers and other items

Nicole is a local artist who has been friends with Monica Drum for several years.

woman with short dark hair holding an armful of papers and other items

The detectives asked Nicole to come in and talk about her connection to Monica Drum.

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Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Shawn has been the Eagle's sports editor since 2013.

Unsmiling man with short dark hair

The detectives spoke to sports reporter Shawn Sharp about working for Monica.

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Oxford Eagle managing editor Monica Drum was found dead in her office early Sunday morning.

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YCSD Forensics provided an unofficial inventory of the victim's desk and file cabinet.

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Ernie, a decorated veteran, has been working as the newspaper's overnight security guard since 2007.

Older bald man with white beard and mustache

The detectives spoke to the security guard who was on duty the night Monica died.

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YCSD investigators obtained the Oxford Eagle visitor logs from April 14 through July 14, 2019.

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YCSD investigators located Monica's personal record of her outgoing calls and their purpose.

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Investigators exported Monica's recent calendar data from the computer taken into evidence in her office.

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The Crime Beat reports: Where is Monica's ex (?) boyfriend in the investigation into her murder?

Oxford Eagle logo with "Bettina North personnel file - Confidential" label

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee Bettina North.

Oxford Eagle logo with "David Ledford personnel file - Confidential" label

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee David Ledford.

Oxford Eagle logo with "John Winter personnel file - Confidential" label

The Oxford Eagle provided the personnel file of terminated employee John Winter.

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The Crime Beat reports: Alleged shooter blamed Drum for ruining his life

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Melvin is a native Yoknapatawphan and was well-liked until he was falsely accused of rape.

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Melvin agreed to talk to the detectives about his confession to killing Monica Drum.

clipping of newspaper article on Melvin Roberts's arrest

Investigators pulled copies of articles Monica wrote about Melvin Roberts.

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From the Sheriff's Department 2014 Archives: Monica Drum filed this report regarding Melvin Roberts.

Seal of Yoknapatawpha County with Sheriff's Department text

A caller reported the discovery of an unusual object found in Monica Drum's residence.

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