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1958 incident report

The 1958 lead investigator wrote a report on the bloody scene at the Izard residence.

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Is MI woman long-missing child?

In 1998, the Oxford Eagle covered Doris Hammack's quest for her true identity.

Dark-haired young woman in a nurse's uniform

Lisa Izard bio

A Yoknapatawpha County native, Lisa worked as a nurse until her first child was born.

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Richard Izard bio

Richard grew up in nearby Toccopola, MS, and later moved to Oxford as an adult.

A young blond boy and a young dark-haired girl

Ricky & LeAnne Izard bio

Ricky and LeAnne were known as happy, energetic children until the day they disappeared.

Old photo of a young, smiling man in a military uniform

Thomas Joe Hinkley bio

Tommy Joe grew up in Abbeville and went to work for the USPS after WWII.

Old photo of a young, smiling man in a military uniform

Thomas Joe Hinkley interview

Detective McPhail talked to Thomas Joe Hinkley about his discovery of the Izards' bodies.

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Lydia Catlett interview

Detective McPhail interviewed neighbor Lydia Catlett about what she witnessed the day of the Izard murders.

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Roland Bland interview

Detective McPhail interviewed neighbor Roland Bland about what he witnessed the day of the Izard murders.

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Titus & Yvonne Hawkins interview

Detective McPhail interviewed the Hawkinses about what they witnessed the day of the Izard murders.

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Hannah Waithers interview

Detective McPhail interviewed neighbor Hannah Waithers about what she witnessed the day of the Izard murders.

Old photo of a dark-haired man in a jacket and tie

Elroy Murphy bio

Elroy held several jobs in Oxford before going to work for the county school system.

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Elroy Murphy interview

Detective McPhail interviewed county school bus driver Elroy Murphy about his conflict with the Izards.

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1958 evidence photos

In 1958, investigators photographed evidence collected in the Izard murders from the crime scene.

1958 CR106 canvass

1958 investigators spoke to County Road 106 residents about the Izards and the day of the murders.

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Investigators' notes – April 11, 1958

1958 investigators documented their efforts to locate potential witnesses and suspects on the day of the murders.

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News on the March newsreel

"News on the March" covers the Izard murders and the children's disappearance in 1958.

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Elliot Perch bio

Elliot Perch is a lifelong union supporter and promoter

Old photo of a debonair man with wavy dark hair

Elliot Perch interview

Detective McPhail interviewed union organizer Elliot Perch about his relationships with Bowlan Glove employees.

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Harold Bowlan bio

A self-made man, Harold Bowlan clawed his way up from poverty to wealth and respect.

Old photo of a slim, gray-haired man in a three-piece suit

Harold Bowlan interview

Detective McPhail interviewed Bowlan Glove Factory owner Harold Bowlan after he returned to Oxford.

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1958 background interview summaries

1958 investigators spoke to many Yoknapatawphans to gather background information on the Izards.

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Jimmy Warren bio

Jimmy was known for his hot temper and quick fists.

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1958 suspect interview summaries

1958 investigators spoke to the people considered the most‑likely suspects in the Izard murders.

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Elbert Warren bio

Elbert was liked and respected by his co-workers but not a favorite with management.

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