Crime Scene Evidence Files

Solving murders in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi since 1995. Examine the evidence and solve the case.

What does "the mouthpiece of the county" know about the Izards?

Titus & Yvonne Hawkins

Titus & Yvonne Hawkins interview

Investigation Day 1 — Lydia Catlett called Yvonne Hawkins "the mouthpiece of the county."

How much does Yvonne really know?

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Dangerous union agitator or non-violent champion for the workers?

Elliot Perch

Elliot Perch interview

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Investigation Day 2 — Elliot Perch came to Yoknapatawpha County in 1958 to help local garment workers organize and form a union.

When the union vote failed at the Bowlan Glove Factory, did he react — or overreact — badly?

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Where was the Bowlan Glove Factory boss in all of this?

Harold Bowlan

Harold Bowlan interview

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Investigation Day 2 — Harold Bowlan and his family left town just before the layoffs were announced.

Was he expecting trouble? Did that trouble land on the Izard family when the Bowlans couldn't be found?

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Are the Warren brothers the type to be involved with murder and kidnapping?

Elbert Warren

Elbert Warren biography
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Jimmy Warren

Jimmy Warren biography
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Investigation Day 2 — Elbert and Jimmy Warren both worked at the Bowlan Glove Factory, both were involved in the union movement, and both were laid off on April 11, 1958.

Are they the type of men who might retaliate against the Izards?

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Were Danahy's strongmen involved in what happened to the Izards?

Harvey Booker

Harvey Booker biography
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Pete Corey

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Investigation Day 2 — Harvey Booker and Pete Corey were as thick as thieves when they worked at Bowlan Glove and after they were laid‑off.

Did their good pal Jessie Danahy get them involved in some payback against the Izards?

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