Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

What did the 1958 prime suspects say about the day of the murders?

Summaries of 1958 interviews with top suspects in the Izard case

1958 suspect interview summaries

Investigation Day 2 — 1958 investigators spoke to the people who were considered the most‑likely suspects in the Izard murders and disappearances.

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What new info did the local newspaper report days after the murders?

The Oxford Eagle reports: Children snatched, parents murdered

Children snatched, parents murdered

Investigation Day 3 — The local newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, reported on the community's reaction to the murders and other related information.

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Who all was on that list of laid-off employees?

List of laid-off Bowlan Glove employees

List of laid-off Bowlan Glove employees

Investigation Day 2 — In 1998, YCSD Detective Terrence Nelson annotated the list of Bowlan Glove Employees laid-off on April 11, 1958, with info about each person's status.

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Lots of people said they were at Sid's Tavern. Did the bartender verify their claims?

Sid's bartender Travis Gilley interview summary

Travis Gilley interview summary

Investigation Day 2 — In 1958, Detective McPhail spoke with the bartender at Sid's Tavern about the comings and goings of multiple suspects and witnesses on the day of the murders.

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Was Elliot Perch where he said he was the day of the murders?

Was Elliot Perch's alibi legit?

Elliot Perch alibi check

Investigation Day 3 — In 1958, YCSD investigators attempted to corroborate union organizer Elliot Perch's whereabouts on the day of the murders, April 11, 1958.

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