Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a dead body at a local park.

Spenser Brooks bio

Spenser worked hard all his life toward the goal of becoming a lawyer.

Debra Lane bio

Debra grew up in New Orleans and moved to Oxford for a boyfriend.

Debra Lane interview

The detectives spoke to the woman who called 911.

Virginia Brooks bio

Virginia met her husband while they were attending the University of Mississippi.

Virginia Brooks interview

The detectives met with the victim's wife to find out about his activities that day.

Jillian Ross interview

The detectives spoke to the senior member of the victim's staff in the DA's office.

Jillian Ross bio

Jill was born in Kansas City and raised in Oxford.

Byron Brooks bio

Bryon grew up in Oxford, served in the military, and now lives in Memphis.

Byron Brooks interview

The detectives spoke to Spenser's brother about their relationship.

Wesley Brooks bio

Wesley is the only child of Spenser and Virginia Brooks.

Wesley Brooks interview

The detectives spoke to Spenser's son about their relationship and recent interactions.

DA slain

The Crime Beat reports: District attorney killed at Wall Doxey park

Evidence inventory

CSU submitted a preliminary list of evidence collected at the crime scene.

DA employee canvass

The detectives spoke to the District Attorney's staff to learn more about Spenser Brooks.

Calvin Dollarhide interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to an ADA he's worked with on cases many times.

Gene Collins bio

A lifelong Oxonian, Gene is a small businessman and elected official.

Gene Collins interview

The detectives dropped by Collins Flower House to speak to the alderman.

Fingerprint analysis

CSU analyzed fingerprints collected at the crime scene. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Cell phone call logs

The cell phone of the victim was searched by the Sheriff's Department

Hector Daniels bio

Hector was born and raised in northern Yoknapatawpha County.

Hector Daniels interview

The detectives spoke to a man whose fingerprints were found in a cabin near the body.

Christy Arnold bio

Christy grew up in Tupelo and moved to Oxford after high school.

Christy Arnold interview

The detectives talked to a woman who spoke to Spenser Brooks just before he died.

Kyle Ferguson bio

Kyle learned early how to steal to survive and expanded his criminal activities over time.

Kyle Ferguson interview

The detectives spoke to an ex-con known to have a grudge against Spenser Brooks.

Evidence inventory

CSU provided preliminary information about some additional evidence recovered near the crime scene.

Debra Lane interview #2

The detectives asked Debra to come in for some follow-up questions.

Virginia Brooks interview #2

The detectives asked Virginia to come in for another conversation.

Byron Brooks interview #2

The detectives asked Byron to come in to answer some additional questions.

Mindy Fisher bio

Mindy moved to Oxford to work as a nurse practitioner.

Mindy Fisher interview

The detectives spoke to a neighbor about Jill's whereabouts when Spenser Brooks was killed.

Updated fingerprint analysis

CSU identified more fingerprints collected in the investigation. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Jillian Ross interview #2

The detectives asked Jill to come in to answer some more questions.

Louis Watson bio

Louis grew up in Alabama and settled in Oxford after law school.

Louis Watson interview

The detectives asked local attorney Louis Watson to come in to answer a few questions.

Firearms analysis

The lab analyzed evidence collected at autopsy.

Christy Arnold interview #2

The detectives asked Christy to come back in for some more questions.

Roy Cook bio

After some missteps in his youth, Roy sought out a new direction for his life.

Roy Cook interview

The detectives spoke to a park ranger who was working the day of the murder.

Wesley Brooks interview #2

The detectives asked Wesley to come back in to clear up a few questions.

Virginia Brooks interview #3

The detectives asked Virginia to come in again to follow up on some new information.

Coroner's report

The Coroner's Office provided a preliminary autopsy report on Spenser Brooks. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Trace evidence examination

The Crime Lab provided preliminary findings on trace evidence collected from the crime scene.

Case file note

The detectives documented a verbal delivery of information from the Crime Lab.

Christy Arnold interview #3

Christy showed up at the sheriff's department early in the morning, asking to speak to detectives.

Gene Collins interview #2

The detectives asked Alderman Collins to come in to answer some follow-up questions.

Kyle Ferguson interview #2

The detectives brought Kyle in to answer some more questions.

Case file note

The detectives looked up what vehicles are registered to persons of interest in the investigation.

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