Notebook excerpts


Investigating Officer(s): Det. P. Beckwith, Det. J. Magee
Incident No.: 005299-18J-2023
Case Description: Hoyt Biffle homicide investigation

Investigators transcribed portions of Zina Jacinto's notes with potential relevance to ongoing Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department investigations.

Under Glass

Zina Jacinto's notations

Observations around the House of Sin

August, September, October 2023

August 18, 2023 5:28 pm Strange noise out the window. Pulled drapes to see a drone hovering. Went out to get a better look, but it fled.
August 24, 2023 5:42 pm to 5:48 pm Brisk walks past the backyard of the House of Sin. Heard the basso profundo of the drone. It hovered briefly outside a second-floor window, then it moved to another. Remained there for six minutes.
August 25, 2023 5:36 pm Brisk walk past the front of the House of Sin. COP protesters gone, but littered water bottles and leaflets. NOTE: Call Ben Morgan re: trash!
September 1, 2023 1:31 pm Slow walk past the backyard of the House of Sin. (Too hot for brisk) Two naked female bodies face down, buttocks up, each on a chaise, sunbathing. One is tattooed on her right side, lower back, extending onto her right buttock. The image is unrecognizable from this distance.
October 2, 2023 8:42 pm Brisk walk past the backyard of the House of Sin. One cloaked figure, women's shoes, scurried from the back of the house, wide berth, not direct, across the lawn toward the shack. The associate held open the door. The cloaked figure disappeared inside. Did not stay to see when "she" left.
October 4, 2023 9:08 am Brisk walk to get my steps in. Passing the House of Sin. Heard the basso profundo. Caught sight of the drone briefly moving from window to window, then moving down the street. Followed it to where it landed and to its presumed owner at the Tinley house. Observed Opal Tinley in her front yard with what appeared to be a remote controller in her hand and a drone that was strikingly similar to the one I have noted above at her feet.

Laughlin Auto Body

Zina Jacinto's notations

After-hours activities at Laughlin Autobody

(Business hours noted on the door of the shop to be 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Note: Observations were made while a passenger in Cynthia Carter's car to the Wednesday quilting sessions held at Faith and Glory Community Church.

The following dates are a record of lights on inside, "guard" posted outside. Specific activities were not noted and will require closer (and longer) observation.

May 3, 2023 9:14 pm  
May 10, 2023 8:37 pm  
May 16, 2023 9:03 pm Tuesday! No quilting this week, rather, a fashion show of gently used bridal gowns
May 24, 2023 8:37 pm  
June 7, 2023 9:52 pm We stopped for ice cream first
June 14, 2023 9:22 pm  
June 21, 2023 9:36 pm  
June 28, 2023 9:36 pm  
July 12, 2023 10:08 pm Presentation on history of quilting in the 19th century ran very long
July 19, 2023 8:54 pm  
July 26, 2023 8:38 pm  
August 2, 2023 9:01 pm  
August 9, 2023 8:52 pm  
August 16, 2023 8:47 pm  
August 23, 2023 9:19 pm  
September 6, 2023 8:58 pm  
September 13, 2023 9:31 pm Loud banging coming from shop. NOTE: Contact Councilman Powell about noise ordinances!
September 20, 2023 8:59 pm  
September 27, 2023 9:08 pm  
October 4, 2023 8:53 pm  
October 11, 2023 8:41 pm More vehicles parked outside shop than usual.


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