Letters to Monica
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. E. Parker
Incident No.: 003369-14G-2019
Case Description: Monica Drum homicide investigation
Evidence item 003369-37 through 003369-59: Twenty-three (23) handwritten letters, recovered from the victim's safe deposit box in Memphis, TN.
August 9, 2012
I'm so excited about your new job in Mississippi. I think it will be a good change for you to get out of Cincinnati after all that's happened there.
I think you said on the phone that the job starts in September. Have you decided when you're going to move? You really should go as soon as you can get ready. There's nothing to keep you in Cinci now, except being close to your parents. And I'm sure they don't want you to miss out on this opportunity just because of them.
I can't wait to hear all about Oxford. I wonder if it will be the mythic South that we've always heard about? Do you think it's at all like Faulkner wrote about? After all, that's his hometown, isn't it? You enjoyed him so much when we were in high school. You must be pretty excited about living in his old stomping grounds. It'll be so fun when I come to visit!
Please call me or message me when you've got your new address and phone number. I think it's going to be great for you, Monica. I really do.
December 8, 2012
I know you're probably still getting settled in Oxford, but I haven't heard from you since you sent the postcard with your new address. You must have a phone number by now. Did you forget to send it to me?
I hope you're adjusting to the new environment. Is it very different from where we've lived before? I bet they really get into the whole Christmas thing in small-town Mississippi. Do they have a lot of decorations and stuff? It must be really strange not to have any snow or any chance of it!
Are you planning to go home for the holidays this year? Scott and I have to stay in Washington this year. The business is keeping us so busy that we can't get away.
I really hope you're doing well, sweetie. I'm sure all the qualms you had about moving south were unfounded. Write me or call me soon and let me know you're OK.