Incident report

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

Doug Reed is a popular English professor at Ole Miss

Douglas Reed bio

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

Jake and the victim were professional rivals

Jake Hemphill bio

Excerpt: "What began as a friendly rivalry […] soon turned into resentment as Douglas Reed …"

Jake worked with the victim, Douglas Reed

Jake Hemphill interview

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

Yvonne is the Events Manager at the YCCC

Yvonne Boyd bio

Excerpt: "[Yvonne and her husband] agreed to work on their relationship […] until recently, when …"

The detectives interviewed Yvonne Boyd about her involvement in the discovery of Douglas Reed's body

Yvonne Boyd interview

The detectives interviewed Yvonne Boyd about her involvement in the discovery of Douglas Reed's body.

Andrew Carlson is a world-renowned expert on William Faulkner

Andrew Carlson bio

Excerpt: "The experience allowed Andrew to pull himself together and better manage his behavior."

Dr. Andrew Carlson was scheduled to present in the room where the victim's body was found

Andrew Carlson interview

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

Dr. Douglas Reed shot to death at conference

Professor found dead

The Crime Beat reports: Dr. Douglas Reed shot to death at conference

Investigators canvassed YCCC employees and guests for witnesses in the Douglas Reed homicide

Canvass of YCCC employees & guests

YCSD investigators canvassed YCCC employees and guests for witnesses to anything unusual.

Tate Moore works at a local nursery

Tate Moore interview

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

Amadeo Peralta works at the YCCC

Amadeo Peralta interview

A YCCC employee told detectives what he witnessed in the YCCC parking lot the night of July 9, 2017.

Inventory of evidence collected from Meeting Room 10 at the YCCC

YCCC evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of items taken into evidence from YCCC Meeting Room 10.

Photos from the Douglas Reed crime scene

Crime scene photos

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

Dan was Douglas Reed's boss in the English Department

Dan Johnson interview

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

Dan Johnson, head of the Ole Miss English department

Dan Johnson bio

Excerpt: "Mary never mentioned Dan's father, and Dan never learned…"

Nora Percy is a business school professor

Nora Percy bio

Excerpt: "[Nora's] relationship with Douglas Reed … was the longest she'd had since high school, and she believed …"

Nora Percy was the victim's girlfriend

Nora Percy interview

The detectives interviewed Nora Percy to find out more about Douglas Reed and the nature of her relationship with him.

Dr. Bricker is a professor in the same department as the victim

Laurence Bricker bio

Excerpt: "Laurence believed he wasn't there to make friends. He was there to …"

Dr. Bricker openly disapproved of his colleague Douglas Reed

Laurence Bricker interview

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

Monte Marcos, graduate student

Monte Marcos bio

Excerpt: "Monte realized his dream of attending Ole Miss to pursue all things …"

Monte Marcos worked closely with Doug Reed

Monte Marcos interview

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

Video from Monte Marcos' cell phone

Monte Marcos video

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

The detectives interviewed English department faculty and staff

English department canvass

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

Preliminary report from the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office on the autopsy of Douglas Reed. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Coroner's Report

The Coroner's Office provided a preliminary autopsy report on Douglas Reed. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Video from key fob recovered at crime scene

Key fob video

Crime lab technicians recovered some video from the key fob found at the crime scene.

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