Crime Scene Evidence Files

Solving murders in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi since 1995. Examine the evidence and help us catch the killer.

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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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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