Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

Does the Izards' next door neighbor have any helpful info?

Lydia Catlett

Lydia Catlett interview

Investigation Day 1 — Lydia Catlett lives next door to the Izards and doesn't get out much.

Did she see or hear anything the day the Izard parents were murdered and the children disappeared?

Did she witness anything unusual in the neighborhood before that day?

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Did this neighbor just ID a potential suspect?

Roland Bland

Roland Bland interview

Investigation Day 1 — Roland Bland lives up the road from the Izards.

Does any of what he told Det. McPhail provide leads on possible suspects?

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What can we learn from the man who reported finding the bodies?

Tommy Joe Hinkley

Thomas Joe Hinkley interview

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Investigation Day 1 — Who is this man who reported finding Richard and Lisa Izard's bodies? And what did he see that day?

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Has the long lost daughter of murdered parents been found?

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Is this woman LeAnne Izard, missing since 1958?

Is Michigan woman long-missing child?

Investigation Day 1 — The Oxford Eagle covered Doris Hammack's quest to find out if her true identity originated in Yoknapatawpha County.

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What did investigators see at the 1958 scene?

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In 1958, Richard and Lisa Izard were found murdered outside their home

1958 incident report

Investigation Day 1 — In 1958, the YCSD lead investigator wrote a report of the bloody scene at the Izard residence where two adults were found murdered and two children were missing.

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