Rayburn alibi canvass
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 003189-10G-2021
Case Description: Robert Pruitt-John Doe homicide investigation
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department conducted a canvass in the area of Gary Rayburn's residence (11 County Road 302) and along the route between that location and the Chevron Food Mart (502 S Lamar Blvd), where he said he purchased snacks on the night of July 9, 2021.
Investigators were looking for potential witnesses who might have seen Gary Rayburn that night. The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Cumberland & Dakota
76, performance artist, 218 Williams Ave
72, retiree, 111 Price Hill Road
The witnesses said they were standing together across the street from the Chevron Food Mart on the night of July 9, 2021, from an hour before the Rib Cage Street Party until an hour after the party ended.
Cumberland said she was conducting an act of civil disobedience by standing on the street during the street party to protest the emphasis placed on revelry and dancing, which she was against.
Dakota said he was afraid that Cumberland would be abducted by aliens and so remained at her side to provide security.
Neither individual could identify specific vehicles that entered the Chevron parking lot, nor did they have definite recollections of any individuals who entered or left the store. However, both agreed that vehicles did enter and leave the convenience store lot and that individuals did enter and leave the store.