Canvass – NYE partygoers
YCSD investigators talked to people who attended a New Year's Eve party with Daniel Collier on December 31, 2020, at John W. Kyle State Park, west of Oxford.
The partygoers were asked for information on the potentially-missing 20-year-old Daniel Collier, including their last interactions with him.
The interviews summarized represent all persons known to be in attendance at the party, with the exception of Daniel Coller, Brandon Ebner, and Axyl Floyd.
Alexis Arant, who her friends and family call Lexi, was at the December 31, 2020, party at John Kyle State Park. Arant arrived at the party at around 9:00 p.m. with her boyfriend Alex "Axyl" Floyd and a mutual friend, Troy Saffold. She reported that four other individuals were already at the cabin prior to her arrival: Daniel Collier, Brandon Ebner, Claire Rivas, and Keanu May.
Lexi said that Axyl and Troy were going to the cabin to buy marijuana from Keanu May since he had a reputation for being a small-time drug dealer with a high-class product. Axyl told Lexi that since Keanu had been in attendance at the last three shows Axyl's death metal band, Desolate Hours, had played, Keanu might give Axyl a bargain-basement price on his drugs.
When Keanu declined Axyl's request to buy marijuana, Lexi said Dan asked Axyl if he could borrow some of the money to go to New York to become an artist there. Dan said he'd pay Axyl back double. Axyl agreed to the terms, but Lexi didn't know how much money Axyl lent Dan.
A month after the party, Lexi saw that Dan was posting on his Facebook page about his move to New York City. Since Dan never responded to Axyl about repayment online or otherwise, Lexi felt Dan had forgotten all about Axyl's loan. According to Lexi, Axyl was enraged that he wasn't getting his money back and still isn't over it today.