The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of Oxford Eagle managing editor Monica Drum, who was found dead in her office at the newspaper.
Security guard Ernie Parrish heard gunshots around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, and called 911.
Help investigate the case
The Shot in the Dark case documents are presented in reverse chronological order in the Case Files.
- Click the Evidence, Interview, Biography, or Press tag at the top of the Case Files page to filter by document type.
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Where do you start?
If this is your first look at the investigation, you may want to start with the Case Recap or one of these case documents:
- Incident report on the discovery of the body
- Biography of Monica Drum
- Interview with Craig Pegues, Oxford Eagle publisher
- Interview with Nicole Grayson, Monica Drum's friend
- Oxford Weekly Planet article on the death