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Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a body at the Yoknapatawpha County Conference Center.

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Douglas Reed bio

English professor Doug Reed was a rising star, popular with many Ole Miss students and colleagues.

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Jake Hemphill bio

Jake and Doug were colleagues and professional rivals.

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Jake Hemphill interview

The detectives spoke with Jake Hemphill about his discovery of Douglas Reed's body.

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Yvonne Boyd bio

Yvonne Boyd is the Events Manager at the YCCC.

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Yvonne Boyd interview

The detectives interviewed Yvonne Boyd about her involvement in discovering Douglas Reed's body.

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Andrew Carlson bio

Andrew Carlson is a world-renowned expert on William Faulkner.

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Andrew Carlson interview

The detectives asked Dr. Carlson about his connection with the victim and the conference.

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Canvass – YCCC employees & guests

Investigators canvassed YCCC employees and guests for witnesses to anything unusual.

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Professor found dead

The Crime Beat reports: Dr. Douglas Reed slain at conference

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Tate Moore interview

An employee of a local business made a shocking discovery on their premises.

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Amadeo Peralta interview

A YCCC employee described what he saw the night before the body was found.

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YCCC evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of evidence collected from YCCC Meeting Room 10.

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Crime scene photos

CSU provided a collection of photographs from the Douglas Reed crime scene.

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Dan Johnson bio

Dan is head of the Ole Miss English department.

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Dan Johnson interview

The detectives asked Douglas Reed's boss about Dr. Reed as an employee, co-worker, and friend.

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Nora Percy bio

Nora is a professor in the Ole Miss business school.

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Nora Percy interview

The detectives asked Nora about Douglas Reed and her relationship with him.

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Laurence Bricker bio

Dr. Bricker is a professor in the same department as Douglas Reed.

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Laurence Bricker interview

Detectives interviewed Dr. Bricker after hearing that he and Dr. Reed did not get along.

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Monte Marcos bio

Monte came to Ole Miss to study English, especially his father's favorite author, Faulkner. 

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Monte Marcos interview

The detectives interviewed Dr. Reed's teaching assistant about the victim's workplace and personal relationships.

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Monte Marcos video

Following his interview with the detectives, Monte Marcos turned over a video he shot.

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English department canvass

Investigators spoke to everyone in the Ole Miss English department about the victim, Douglas Reed.

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