Old photo of a bartender behind a bar

Sid's bartender

In 1958, Detective McPhail and the deputies assigned to the Izard murder cases conducted over 500 interviews with suspects. Only those interviews that were directly relevant to the investigation are included in the 1958 case file summaries.

On Saturday, April 12, 1958, Detective McPhail interviewed Travis Gilley, bartender at Sid's Tavern, to try to corroborate the whereabouts and timelines provided by numerous witnesses who had claimed to be at Sid's on April 11, 1958.

The following interview summary and timeline are taken directly from Travis Gilley's statements in the 1958 case files.


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