Alibi check – Gayle & Hathaway
YCSD investigators spoke with the attendees of the bi-monthly Fellowship of the Holy Spirit Bible study about Vincent Gayle and Sharon Hathaway's whereabouts at the time Daniel Collier was last seen.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all the interviews conducted.
Age 30, Pastor of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit Church
Leo Ingram is the pastor at the church that both Vincent Gayle and Sharon Hathaway attend. Pastor Ingram holds a Bible study each first and third Saturday night of each month since he became pastor at the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church five years ago.
Pastor Ingram remembered that Vincent Gayle and Sharon Hathaway did come to the Bible study on the evening of January 2nd, which started at 7:00 p.m. and ended at just before 10:00 p.m. About eight other members of the congregation also attended. The study topic centered around accountability, confession, and redemption.
From his notes, Pastor Ingram recounted that the group was reading 2 Samuel 11–12, about David's sin of taking Bathsheba and having her husband Uriah killed; Psalm 51, about David's confession and asking for forgiveness from God; and 1 Peter 5:1–4, the dictum that God's people are to lead by example.
Pastor Ingram said he thought Vincent and Sharon were acting normally and that Vincent added to the discussions as he often did during Bible studies. Pastor Ingram noted that Sharon was quieter than she usually was that night, but not to the extent that he thought something was bothering her.
In the weeks since, Pastor Ingram said that he had been seeing Sharon less and less at Bible study. However, her church attendance on Sunday has been steady.