Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

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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What do these 1958 evidence photos reveal?

Det. McPhail examines the murder weapon

1958 evidence photos

Investigation Day 1 — In 1958, investigators photographed evidence collected in the Izard murders from the crime scene.

What can the photos tell us about the victims and/or the killer(s)?

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How bad was the conflict between the Izards and the school bus driver?

Elroy Murphy

Elroy Murphy interview

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Investigation Day 1 — Elroy Murphy had a run‑in with the Izards that could've cost him his job.

He was also one of the last people near the crime scene before the bodies were found.

How upset was he?

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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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What were all the late-night gatherings at the Waithers place about?

Hannah Waithers

Hannah Waithers interview

Investigation Day 1 — More than one witness has mentioned people getting together at Hannah Waithers' house after midnight on mulitple occasions.

Will Hannah reveal what was going on?

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