Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

Who ended up on the final suspect list in 1958?

1958 investigators narrowed the suspect list to only a handful

1958 suspect list

Investigation Day 3 — In 1958, YCSD investigators narrowed the originally lengthy suspect list to a shortlist of only a handful.

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Were Danahy's friends volatile enough to murder the Izards and take their kids?

Jack Peach

Jack Peach biography
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Jeff Skinner

Jeff Skinner biography
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Frank Valenti

Frank Valenti biography
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Investigation Day 2 — Jack Peach, Jeff Skinner and Frank Valenti were also in Jessie Danahy's rough-and-tumble circle of friends.

Did Danahy persuade his gang of troublemakers to strike back against the Izards?

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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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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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What did potential suspects say that cleared them in the 1958 investigators' eyes?

Summaries of 1958 interviews with cleared suspects in the Izard case

1958 cleared suspect interview summaries

Investigation Day 2 — 1958 investigators spoke to the people who were considered potential suspects but were eventually cleared of involvement and/or provided alibi information regarding other suspects.

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