Crime Scene Evidence Files

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

The press gets wind of the discovery in Taylor

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Head found

  Severed head found in Taylor

Investigation Day 2 — The local press heard about what was found on the Allison farm in Taylor and started digging for information.

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Canvassing Taylor residents near the Allison farm

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Canvass of Taylor residents

Canvass of Taylor residents

Investigation Day 1 & 2 — On April 26 & 27, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy and other YCSD investigators canvassed the homes of people who live near the Allison farm in Taylor.

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Allison farm evidence inventories

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Vandalism evidence inventory

Vandalism scene inventory

Remains evidence inventory

Bucket scene inventory

Investigation Day 2 — On Sunday evening after the incident at the Allison farm was reported, the Crime Scene Unit sent Detectives Armstrong and Murphy preliminary inventories of the evidence they collected at the vandalism scene and the bucket scene.

The evidence is currently being analyzed at the crime lab.

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Finding Laurie Daniels

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Bart & Bonnie Daniels

Bart & Bonnie Daniels interview

Investigation Day 2 — Following up on the name on the slip of paper in the wax ball, YCSD investigators identified a Laurie Daniels who used to live in Oxford.

This Ms. Daniels apparently no longer resides in Yoknapatawpha County, but her parents still live here.

Detectives Murphy and Armstrong talked to them about their daughter.

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Finding the rest of the body

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Pontotoc County Sheriff's Dept incident report

Pontotoc County incident report

Investigation Day 2 — The YCSD contacted neighboring jurisdictions to find out if any human body parts had been found in recent weeks.

Pontotoc County to the east responded with a possibly relevant discovery.

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