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Amanda Hansen interview

Monday, May 2, 2022 – 5:11 p.m.

Amanda Hansen is Peter Pane's live-in girlfriend. Detectives Armstrong and Murphy traveled to Memphis to speak with the two of them.

Detective Armstrong interviewed Ms. Hansen at her residence.


  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Amanda Hansen

Detective Armstrong: Would you please state your name and address for the record?

Amanda Hansen: My name is Amanda Jane Hansen. I live at 4888 Gill Road, Memphis, Tennessee.

Detective Armstrong: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. The sheriff's department appreciates your cooperation.

Amanda Hansen: You're welcome. Naturally, I want to help in any way I can.

Detective Armstrong: Glad to hear it. Did you know Ms. Holloway?

Amanda Hansen: Not really. I met her only twice.

Detective Armstrong: When and where did you meet her?

Amanda Hansen: First, we drove down to Oxford and spent the day with her. The second time, she drove up here and spent the weekend.

Detective Armstrong: Were you and she friendly?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, sure. She's Peter's sister, after all. I wanted to like her.

Detective Armstrong: Did you?

Amanda Hansen: Did I what, like her? Yes, I did.

Detective Armstrong: Any particular reason?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, I don't know. She was funny and nice and real smart. Peter thinks she's a genius. I mean, well, he thought she was.

Detective Armstrong: Did he change his mind about that?

Amanda Hansen: No, I mean… you know, she's gone now.

Detective Armstrong: Right. What'd you do when she came to visit? Anything special?

Amanda Hansen: Oh yeah, we took her to see the sights, out to eat, stuff like that.

Detective Armstrong: I noticed a bike rack on your car out front. You cycle?

Amanda Hansen: Sometimes. We have a bike. Sometimes I take it out.

Detective Armstrong: When was the last time you used it?

Amanda Hansen: I don't know, a couple weeks ago? My car had a flat, and I had to get to work—no time to call anybody for help.

Detective Armstrong: Do you know if Ms. Holloway had a bicycle?

Amanda Hansen: I think she liked to jog or speed walk. Don't recall her ever saying she biked any.

Detective Armstrong: And Mr. Pane, he uses the bike too?

Amanda Hansen: Peter? On a bike? Don't make me laugh. Sorry, detective, he just isn't physical that way.

Detective Armstrong: Do you remember the night of April 15th?

Amanda Hansen: You mean the night that Wendy was… well, you know? Yeah, sure.

Detective Armstrong: What do you remember about it?

Amanda Hansen: Well, nothing special happened, if that's what you mean. I wasn't feeling well that day. Seemed like it took forever for the workday to end, you know what I mean? Anyway, I was out of sorts.

Detective Armstrong: And?

Amanda Hansen: Well, when I got home, Peter took pity on me and fed me, gave me a back rub.

Detective Armstrong: Then what did you do?

Amanda Hansen: I watched television a little. Peter did some business stuff.

Detective Armstrong: What kind of business stuff?

Amanda Hansen: He was on the phone for a little while, then at the computer.

Detective Armstrong: Do you know what he was working on?

Amanda Hansen: Not really. I was too wiped to ask, I guess.

Detective Armstrong: Was he working on the negotiations for Ms. Holloway's software program? The new one she had been working on?

Amanda Hansen: I'm not sure if it was that or one of the other projects. Could have been.

Detective Armstrong: Do you know anything about the negotiations he was making on his sister's behalf?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, just that he had contacted a lot of companies by phone, by email, whatever, and was feeling lucky about it.

Detective Armstrong: How's that?

Amanda Hansen: He said he had a good feeling he was going to make a good deal for her.

Detective Armstrong: Okay, so he may have been doing something on that deal that night, and you were watching television, right?

Amanda Hansen: Right. But after a while, I couldn't even bear to watch television.

Detective Armstrong: Did Peter watch television with you?

Amanda Hansen: Just for a short time. He saw I just wasn't up for it, so he ordered me to bed.

Detective Armstrong: Ordered you?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, I'm just joking. He did it in a very caring way. You know, like he wanted to look after me some. It was sweet. He even carried me up to bed.

Detective Armstrong: Nice. So, what time was that?

Amanda Hansen: About 10:00 p.m., I think.

Detective Armstrong: And did Peter also go to bed at that time?

Amanda Hansen: No. He worked a while longer.

Detective Armstrong: What time did he get to bed?

Amanda Hansen: Not really sure. I took a sleeping pill to make sure I slept, but it seems to me he crawled into bed not too long later. I remember waking for a second.

Detective Armstrong: What time was that?

Amanda Hansen: I didn't look at the clock, but I don't think it was too much later than me.

Detective Armstrong: Did either of you go out that night?

Amanda Hansen: No.

Detective Armstrong: You're sure?

Amanda Hansen: Oh yes. I know I didn't, and Peter's car has kind of a loud engine, so if he'd driven his car, it would have woken me up. I promise you, it could wake the dead! That thing is 30 years old!

Detective Armstrong: You seem very clear on things from that night.

Amanda Hansen: Do I? Well, I guess it's just that I was sick. See, I hardly ever get sick. I mean, like never. So maybe that's why it stuck in my mind. You know what I mean?

Detective Armstrong: Okay. Is there anything else you think we should know?

Amanda Hansen: I don't think so. I mean, it's a shame about Wendy. She was so young. And even worse, she and Peter had just finally managed to smooth things out between them. And you know, he lost his dad a couple years ago, so this has hit him pretty hard.

Detective Armstrong: Really? How so?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, he's having trouble sleeping, not eating very well, losing weight. Like part of him died too, you know?

Detective Armstrong: I understand.

Amanda Hansen: Anyway, he just hasn't been the same since.

Detective Armstrong: By the way, what time did you get up the next morning? Do you remember?

Amanda Hansen: About 8:00, 8:30 a.m.

Detective Armstrong: And Peter?

Amanda Hansen: Oh, it was late, about noon, I think. He wasn't feeling too well. Think maybe he got a touch of the bug I had the night before.

Detective Armstrong: Okay. Well, thanks again for your time. If we have any more questions, my office will contact you.

Amanda Hansen: You're welcome. Hope I helped.

Detective Armstrong: Yes, ma'am.

Interview ended – 5:29 p.m.


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