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

Did Doris's former caseworker have any insights into her background?

Nina Bardwell

Nina L. Bardwell interview

Investigation Day 7 — In 1998, Detective Nelson talked to Doris Hammack's former Social Services caseworker to learn more about Doris's history.

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Did Elbert Warren's family feel he was up to talking to Det. Nelson?

Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Warren Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Warren Jr. interview

Investigation Day 6 — In 1998, Detective Nelson identified Elbert Warren as someone he wanted to talk to.

When he learned Warren was living in a nursing home, Detective Nelson contacted Warren's next of kin to find out if he was well enough to receive visitors.

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40 years later, how did Det. McPhail feel about the Izard investigation?

Detective Jack McPhail

Jack McPhail interview

Jack McPhail biography
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Investigation Day 6 — After reviewing the 1958 case files, Detective Nelson went to talk to Jack McPhail, now retired, about the investigation.

Did Detective McPhail have anything to add to what was in the official file?

Has his opinion of the most likely suspect(s) changed?

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What info did Detroit social services provide?

Social Services intake report for Doris Hammack

Social Services intake report

Social Services placement record for Doris Hammack

Social Services placement record

Letter to the Sisters of Immaculata Girls Home

Letter to Immaculata Girls Home

Investigation Day 5 — Social Services in Detroit provided what information they had about Doris Hammack's origins and history in their care.

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What did Doris Hammack tell the YCSD to get them interested in her connection to the Izard case?

Doris Hammack claimed to have new info in the Izard case

Doris Hammack interview

Investigation Day 5 — In 1998, Doris Hammack approached the YCSD, saying she had possible new information in the Izard case.

What did she say that made Detective Nelson agreed to look into her theories?

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