Incident report

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

Douglas Reed bio

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

Jake Hemphill bio

Jake and Doug were colleagues and professional rivals.

Jake Hemphill interview

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

Yvonne Boyd bio

Yvonne Boyd is the Events Manager at the YCCC.

Yvonne Boyd interview

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

Andrew Carlson bio

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

Andrew Carlson interview

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

Canvass – YCCC employees & guests

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

Professor found dead

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

Tate Moore interview

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

Amadeo Peralta interview

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

YCCC evidence inventory

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

Crime scene photos

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

Dan Johnson bio

Dan is head of the Ole Miss English department.

Dan Johnson interview

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

Nora Percy bio

Nora is a professor in the Ole Miss business school.

Nora Percy interview

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

Laurence Bricker bio

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

Laurence Bricker interview

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

Monte Marcos bio

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

Monte Marcos interview

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

Monte Marcos video

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

English department canvass

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

Coroner's Report

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

Key fob video

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

Carol Fitch bio

Born and raised in Oxford, Carol has worked her entire career at Ole Miss.

Carol Fitch interview

The detectives asked the English department's senior secretary about the victim's workplace and the conference.

Jill Osborne bio

Jill is the English department's administrative assistant.

Jill Osborne interview

The detectives asked the English department's administrative assistant about the victim's workplace demeanor.

Jake Hemphill interview #2

The detectives asked Jake to tell them more about his relationship with Douglas Reed.

Local gossip blog gets the scoop

Who's talking to The Face in the Mirror about Douglas Reed's murder?

Yvonne Boyd interview #2

The detectives asked Yvonne to clarify some questions about her relationship with Douglas Reed.

Monte Marcos interview #2

The detectives asked Monte who else knew about the video he shot of Douglas Reed.

Preliminary forensic analysis

The Crime Lab provided a summary of preliminary evidence analysis findings in the Reed investigation.

Key fob video analysis

The Crime Lab provided the metadata and EXIF data retrieved from the key fob video.

Lyle Nelson interview

Merchandise at Mr. Nelson's store includes self-defense products like pepper spray.

Places of Interest

Investigators mapped Oxford locations that are relevant to the Reed homicide investigation.

Nora Percy interview #2

The detectives asked Nora to clarify her relationship with Doug Reed.

Carol Fitch interview #2

The detectives asked Ms. Fitch about some inconsistencies that have emerged.

Jill Osborne interview #2

The detectives asked Jill to clear up the timeline of comings and goings that night at Rowan Oak.

Yvonne Boyd search

The detectives searched Yvonne Boyd's residence and collected her fingerprints.

Nora Percy search

The detectives searched Nora Percy's residence and collected her fingerprints.

Carol Fitch search

The detectives searched Carol Fitch's residence and collect her fingerprints.

Jill Osborne search

The detectives searched Jill Osborne's residence and collected her fingerprints.

Jake Hemphill search

The detectives searched Jake Hemphill's residence and collect his fingerprints.

Monte Marcos search

The detectives searched Monte Marcos's residence and collected his fingerprints.

Laurence Bricker search

The detectives searched Laurence Bricker's residence and collected his fingerprints.

YCSD closing in on prof's killer?

The Crime Beat reports: Breaking developments in the Douglas Reed homicide investigation.

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