YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 004651-29J-2020
Case Description: Frederick Miller death investigation


INVESTIGATION STATUS REPORT SUMMARY
All detailed reports on file.

Report filed 11/9/2020, 6:30 p.m. by Det. T. Armstrong, 615, and Det. S. Murphy, 633

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Sherri Oster, refering to Marc stated, " If he didn't act so spoiled all the time, she might have picked it up and folded it nicely for him".
Picked up and folded what? It doesn't say. I can assume she means Marc's jacket, the one with his pin,...

Sherri Oster, refering to Marc stated, " If he didn't act so spoiled all the time, she might have picked it up and folded it nicely for him".
Picked up and folded what? It doesn't say. I can assume she means Marc's jacket, the one with his pin, pinned to it. Marc mentions in his 3rd interview that he remembered his jacket was folded neatly at the end of archery practice. So I wonder, did Sherri take his pin and fold the jacket neatly, or is it coincidence?
Is it coincidence that Sherri doesn't seem to like Marc, because she thinks he is a spoiled brat, and would have no problem framing him for murder?
Is it coincidence that Sherri and Stephanie have children in the archery club that are being held back by Fredrick?
Is it coincidence that Sherri, apparently, was a champion archer when in school?
Is it coincidence that Stephanie buys all this archery equipment a week or so before the murder?
Have Stephanie and Sherri been practicing archery together, Stephanie the coach and Sherri the shooter?

Yea, I still think the shooter would have to, 'lie in wait', to take the shot at Fred. No matter how much Fredrick went by routine, and even the killer knowing the finishing time of choir practice, they couldn't know the exact time that Fred would be walking to his car. Choir practice was way out of sorts that night. People left early and even one stated that the practice finished early. This combined with the sewing event would of made it difficult to pick the exact time to shoot. This shot was precise. You don't want to miss the bus or the train or the plane or whatever, so you have to be there earlier than the appointed time, waiting, to catch it. Stephanie just couldn't duck out and take the shot and, that would be that. I think she had an accomplice, which I think may have been Sherri.
Sherri the Shooter. Sherri said she was at her nutrition and weight management support group that night. Maybe another run around alibi? But if a tight alibi all this is in vain Is she over weight? If so I hardly think she could climb a tree, perch on a branch and take a shot from a bow, but the shot could have come from a crouched position. The shot could be slightly raised, so the arrow flows up in a curve and lands in a slightly downward angle. A gentle sweeping shot with just enough force to penetrate the heart. A champion shot. I've always thought the arrow wasn't in-bedded deep enough. Sure there is different tensions for draw weight on compound bows, this bow was lightly strung. It wouldn't kill a deer if you were hunting with it.
Maybe Stephanie could have been missing from the sewing event for at least fifteen minutes and could have gone to gather a bow an arrow, put on a jacket and beanie hat from her car in a well lit busy carpark and waited to shoot Fred, without been noticed.
Anyway I've rambled too much again. I'm waiting for Sherri to talk. Will she allow her prints to be taken?
And again, what if the bow in the dumpster is a decoy and the one Stephanie bought was the real murder weapon?
What if Sherri's fingerprints are found on any of that archery equipment bought?

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  daroo196
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Thanks Rob, one point is clear though between us all, and that is, we think Stephanie is no. 1 suspect. Weather she did it alone will be up to what Sherri has to say.

  daroo196
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@daroo196


Sherri said she was at practice, and [b]she did see Marc take off his letter jacket and toss it in the spectator area as practice was getting started.[/b

]Sherri said Marc didn't care about his belongings because things came easy...

@daroo196


Sherri said she was at practice, and [b]she did see Marc take off his letter jacket and toss it in the spectator area as practice was getting started.[/b

]Sherri said Marc didn't care about his belongings because things came easy for him and his parents were rich. She said Marc always left a trail of junk, and he expected others to pick up after him. Sherri said that if he didn't act so spoiled all the time, she might've picked it up and folded it nicely for him.

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  Rob
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Going to think about this...I had pretty much talked myself out of the two people theory, now I'm not so sure. Thanks,need to think about this...

  lgillette
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I felt sure it was Stephanie after I read the report that told us that she had been into archery before the murder. She didn't mention that in her interview. I think we have the murderer.

  Scarlett
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"She said her fiance and two of his friends took the drone and the archery equipment out into the woods in early January, where the men apparently tried to use the drone to film each other shooting the arrows. They lost the drone and all the...

"She said her fiance and two of his friends took the drone and the archery equipment out into the woods in early January, where the men apparently tried to use the drone to film each other shooting the arrows. They lost the drone and all the arrows in a single day. Her fiance told her there was alcohol involved."

Sounds like a good plot for a murder mystery...

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  Rob
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Or just a good plot for a good day!

  lgillette
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I think we're getting near to the end; we will get Stephanie's second interview soon.
Here's my theory (until tomorrow! Lol) Stephanie did it in the chaos of the sewing event. She has archery in her background. She practiced/refreshed while...

I think we're getting near to the end; we will get Stephanie's second interview soon.
Here's my theory (until tomorrow! Lol) Stephanie did it in the chaos of the sewing event. She has archery in her background. She practiced/refreshed while coaching Jimmy and perhaps beyond, Fredrick had to be eliminated. He was going to expose Jimmy's cheating, which would have ruined not only his 'present' but also his future in terms of college acceptance. In addition, it would ruin Stephanie - not only to her social groups but also to her loving and believing husband, who knew nothing of the cheating scheme. No one liked Fredrick, you could even say she was doing a lot of people a favor.
To set it up to frame Marc (who would probably skate) was icing on the cake. Marc now lives under a cloud of suspicion - Jimmy has room to rise. Her devotion to her son is almost creepy. It's not devotion, it's dependence.
Paul thinks that Jimmy, not Stephanie, may have had something to do with it (done it). He can't truly account for the time around 8:30. He's not sure, he has found out that his own 'pressure' may have forced his son into being a driven, lying,amoral, cheater. He should have spent more time with him, nurturing him when younger. Instead he left it to Stephanie, while grateful, admiring at the time, he now realizes he has enabled this distorted child rearing (though Jimmy is no longer really a child) and in fact, encouraged it. Guilt!
He believes Jimmy is guilty. He has found things around the house, missed lunches etc. He knows they are probably innocent but... He thinks Jimmy is to blame. To turn these discoveries away from his (neglected) son, he turns it on his wife, knowing that it won't be pinned on her because, how could ANYONE believe that she did it. What he doesn't know is that she did.
Ta-da! HA!
I'll change my mind overnight I'm sure!

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  lgillette
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I'd say that's dead on target, Igillette! :-D

  Rob
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