Canvass – Community Center area
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department conducted a canvass in the vicinity of the Whitehall Community Center, looking for potential witnesses who might have seen or heard anything on the night of March 11, 2018.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Name: Ione Margulis
Address: 214 Huntington Place, Oxford, MS 38655.
Mrs. Margulis, 45, is a secretary/receptionist at the local newspaper.
She and her family were returning from a gathering at her mother’s home around 8:00 p.m. on March 11, 2018. Margulis wondered why the lights were on in the center although there didn’t seem to be any activity inside.
She started to phone Mr. Garrett, whom she knew was the HOA president, to notify him that someone had left the lights on, but was distracted by one of her children and then forgot about it. She thought no more about it until she saw the sheriff’s department vehicles there later.
She was not aware of anyone entering or leaving the community center between 8:00 p.m. and arrival of the Sheriff’s Department.