YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 000569-18B-2017
Case Description: Kelly Woods Jane Doe death investigation
INVESTIGATION STATUS REPORT SUMMARY
All detailed reports on file.
Alibi verification – Michael Robbins
At approximately 10:00 a.m., R/Is contacted Michael Robbins by telephone to determine his whereabouts on the night of 2/17/17. Robbins said he was at a dinner party at the home of his friend, Rhett Boland.
Detective Armstrong was unable to reach Boland by telephone but left a voicemail message for Boland requesting a return call.
Possible witness contact
At approximately 2:35 p.m., R/Is were contacted by a possible witness, Al Knight. Knight claimed he had seen a woman wearing a shirt like the one pictured in the 2/19/17 Oxford Weekly Planet article "Stained clothing may link to dead woman found yesterday" when he was working at The Blind Pig Pub on 2/17/17.
Knight agreed to meet with Detective Armstrong at The Blind Pig Pub approximately one hour later.
During that interview, Knight accurately described the shirt. He did not know the name of the woman wearing it but did identify two persons — Blake Stillwater and Willie King, both Oxford residents — that he observed in her company around noon on 2/17/17.
Following the Knight interview, R/Is attempted to contact both men but were unable to speak with either. Voicemail messages were left for both men asking them to contact R/Is as soon as they receive the messages. Efforts will continue until contact is made and interviews conducted.
Call from coroner's office
At approximately 4:40 p.m., the coroner's office contacts R/Is to pass along two preliminary findings.
- A matchbook imprinted with the words "Proud Larry's" was found in the victim's clothing. Fingerprints found on the matchbook were identified as belonging to the victim and to Willie King, an Oxford musician arrested on drug charges in 2014.
- A red "X" mark, apparently made with a marking pen, was observed on the inside of the victim's right wrist. Samples were collected and sent to the crime lab for analysis.
R/Is again attempted to reach King by phone and were again unsuccessful. Plans were made to seek out Mr. King in person the following day.
Recognizing the "X" as a symbol sometimes used by Proud Larry's to mark patrons who had paid admission for the band performances, Detective Armstrong contacted Proud Larry's to determine what color ink they were using to mark their patrons' hands or wrists on 2/17/17. Tom Locke, a bartender at Proud Larry's, indicated the color used that night was red.
Report filed 2/22/17, 6:45 p.m. by Det. T Armstrong, 615, and Det. S. Murphy, 633