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YCSD investigators canvassed YCCC employees and guests for anyone who saw or heard anything of note during the estimated window of time when Douglas Reed is believed to have ben murdered: between 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 21 and 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013. The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.


 

Julio Bigham
YCCC housekeeping staff

Mr. Bigham said he cleaned all of the YCCC meeting rooms on Saturday evening, July 21, 2013. He said he started cleaning the rooms about 5:00 p.m., and while he couldn't be sure of the exact time, he thought he cleaned Meeting Room 10 around 7:00 p.m. He said when he finished cleaning Meeting Room 10, he exited the room and made sure the doors were locked.

Bigham said his cleaning duties in all of the meeting rooms consisted of dusting, vacuuming, and emptying the trash bins. He said he neither saw nor heard anyone else in the vicinity while he was cleaning the meeting rooms, which was expected as the scheduled meetings for the day had concluded around 4:30 p.m. to the best of Bigham's knowledge.

Bigham said he saw nothing unusual in Meeting Room 10 or any of the other meeting rooms he cleaned that evening.

 

Herminia Douglas
YCCC hotel guest

Mrs. Douglas said she was in town to attend the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. She said she was not a scholar, but rather described herself as a "Faulkner devotee."

Douglas said she was waiting for an elevator to return to her hotel room around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2013, when she heard what she described as "a muffled noise." She said she thought at the time that it was a car backfiring in the parking lot or possibly some kids playing with fireworks. She said it was only after she heard about Douglas Reed's murder at the YCCC that she thought she should mention it to authorities.

 

Michelle Lamoreaux
YCCC Business Center staff

Ms. Lamoreaux said she was working in the YCCC's Business Center on Saturday, July 21, 2013. She said her shift was scheduled to end at 8:00 p.m., but she stayed approximately 30 minutes late to help a guest who was having trouble printing his documents.

Lamoreaux said when she was leaving the YCCC around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, she bumped into an attractive man in his early to mid-30s who was on his way into the YCCC. Her description of the man generally fit the victim, Douglas Reed. She said the two of them exchanged pleasantries, and he asked for her telephone number, which she gave him. Lamoreaux said she then left the YCCC and the man continued in. She said she could not recall what name the man had given when he introduced himself. When asked if she recognized a photo of the victim as the man she had met in the YCCC lobby, Lamoreaux said she was terrible with faces and could not be sure.

Lamoreaux also mentioned that her co-worker Amadeo Peralta told her he had seen some people fighting in the YCCC parking lot that Saturday night, but she couldn't remember the details of what Peralta had said.

 

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Well, it sounds like Douglas Reed was killed around 9.30pm. When I saw the crime scene photos I thought that he had been knifed, but it appears like the killer put the gun to Douglas' body when he or she pulled the trigger.

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I find the statement by Michelle Lamoreaux a bit hard to believe. I'm sure most people give their telephone number to every attractive man they exchange pleasantries with.???? {I think not}. And then, can't positively identify this attractive...

I find the statement by Michelle Lamoreaux a bit hard to believe. I'm sure most people give their telephone number to every attractive man they exchange pleasantries with.???? {I think not}. And then, can't positively identify this attractive man that she had bumped into in the lobby and had given her telephone number to.

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  1.    Di.

Can we find out if Reed wrote her number down anywhere?

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Ms.Lamoreaux says she can't remember the name, or even what the man she met looked like upon leaving the YCCC. Yet she gave the man her phone number? Why? What did they say to each other? He was a perfect stranger to her, right? Strange.

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  1.    DetEmilyKai

Yes it is strange isn't it.??? In the autopsy [under hair] he is listed as bald. A good looking young bald black man and she can't positively identify him in the picture. I think she isn't being truthful. There is definitely something fishy...

Yes it is strange isn't it.??? In the autopsy [under hair] he is listed as bald. A good looking young bald black man and she can't positively identify him in the picture. I think she isn't being truthful. There is definitely something fishy about her statement.

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I am convinced that it was Michelle Lamoreaux that had given the key to room 10 to Dr. Reed. Just imagine that I had given the key to Dr. Reed and then the next morning hear that he has been shot in that room. Dr. Reed could have rung her from...

I am convinced that it was Michelle Lamoreaux that had given the key to room 10 to Dr. Reed. Just imagine that I had given the key to Dr. Reed and then the next morning hear that he has been shot in that room. Dr. Reed could have rung her from the Rowan Oak [or was prearranged by them] before he left and, she met in the lobby to give the key to him as she was leaving. That makes a lot of sense and, accounts for her fishy statement. I wouldn't want to say I had given the key to him and now he is dead. The room in which Carlson and Hemphill were to give their presentation.

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