Seal of Yoknapatawpha County with the label 'Incident Report'

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

Print newspaper front page with photo of an adult woman

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

Dark-haired young woman in a nurse's uniform

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

Smiling man in a suit and tie

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

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

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

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

Unsmiling older woman with dark gray hair

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

Old photo of a young man with a crew cut

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

Old photo of a middle-aged couple wearing their Sunday best

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

Old portrait-style photo of an atrtactive young woman with short, dark hair

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

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

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

Man wearing a hat and raincoat and smoking a cigarette while examining a shovel

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

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

Detective's mug and notebook with a fingerprint card in the background

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

Still from an old newsreel with the title "News on the March"

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

Old photo of a debonair man with wavy dark hair

Elliot Perch is a lifelong union supporter and promoter

Old photo of a debonair man with wavy dark hair

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

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

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

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

Old photo of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church sign

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

Old photo of an unsmiling man in a baseball cap

Jimmy was known for his hot temper and quick fists.

Collage of old photos of men from the 1950s

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

Old photo of a man in a fedora and work jacket

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

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