Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

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 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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Did the canvass of the Izards' neighbors turn up any new info?

What do the Izards' neighbors know?

1958 County Road 106 canvass

Investigation Day 1 — In 1958, investigators spoke to all of the County Road 106 residents, and later summarized those conversations as well as the results of their attempts to corroborate what the neighbors said.

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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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