YCSD investigators interviewed Elizabeth Sherman’s friends and acquaintances to learn more about her, her relationships, and her activities the night her sister, Veronica Smith, died.

The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.


Name: Heath Barrows
Address: 907 Dogwood Drive, Grenada, MS

Mr. Barrows is Elizabeth Sherman’s longtime live-in boyfriend and the father of her children.

Barrows said Sherman was home most of the evening of January 12th. The family had dinner together, and after Sherman cleaned up the kitchen, she made a run to Walmart to pick up a few things. Barrows said Sherman told him she also made a quick stop at the clinic to check on a poodle that she did surgery on. Barrows wasn’t positive of the exact time Sherman left, but said it was after 6:00 p.m.

Barrows said he and the kids stayed home and watched TV, and Sherman came home "maybe a couple hours later."

Barrows said Sherman was in shock when she heard of her sister’s death. "They didn’t always get along, but I think they loved each other anyways."

Barrows said there’s no way Veronica Smith committed suicide. When asked why, he said, "Veronica was a tough person and she loved George and Haley too much to kill herself. If I were you, I’d check into that ex-husband. Veronica wanting to take his kid away would be a good motive."

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