The detectives talked to Jared's wife at the YCCC on the morning he was found dead

Saturday, January 12, 2018 – 9:30 a.m.

Alison Plunk was the victim's wife and was attending the Elvis conference with him. Detectives Murphy and Parker interviewed her in a meeting room at the YCCC. The interview was recorded with the witness's knowledge and consent.

Participants:

  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Detective E. Parker
  • Alison Plunk

Detective Parker: Mrs. Plunk, thank you for talking to us. We're so sorry for your loss, but we have a few questions we hope you can answer.

Alison Plunk: Thank you. I'll be glad to help any way I can.

Detective Parker: You and Mr. Plunk were married how long?

Alison Plunk: Eighteen years.

Detective Murphy: How would you characterize your marriage?

Alison Plunk: I don't know. We had our ups and downs.

Detective Murphy: Any recent problems?

Alison Plunk: Nothing out of the ordinary. Jared was a difficult man.

Detective Murphy: How so?

Alison Plunk: He was obsessed with Elvis. Elvis this, Elvis that.

Detective Parker: So you didn't approve of what he was doing?

Alison Plunk: I got tired of hearing all that Elvis stuff. I told him to let it die — the man's been dead for decades — but he was fanatical about it.

Detective Parker: Why did you come to the conference with him if you didn't approve?

Alison Plunk: Jared insisted that I come with him. And why should he be the only one to have a vacation? So I decided to come along. But I told him I had no intention of attending his silly conference. I had my own plans to go out and do some shopping.

Detective Parker: How did he take that?

Alison Plunk: Take it? I told him he could take it or leave it. I didn't come here to sit around listening to people cry over some dead, overweight drug abuser.

Detective Murphy: Mrs. Plunk, I think we should be clear on your relationship with your husband. It sounds like you were having problems.

Alison Plunk: As I said, Detective, we had the usual disagreements, like any married couple.

Detective Murphy: So if witnesses told us they overheard you and Mr. Plunk arguing last night, what would that argument have been about?

Alison Plunk: Married stuff, Detective. Nobody's business.

Detective Murphy: Perhaps you were angry enough with your husband to want him dead.

Alison Plunk: What? No. He made me mad, but no, I wouldn't wish anyone dead. And I didn't kill him.

Detective Murphy: Were you arguing about the conference or something else?

Alison Plunk: I'm sure you already know.

Detective Murphy: Maybe we heard wrong.

Alison Plunk: It was another woman, okay? I found out Jared was having another one of his flings with some twit named Kelly. I heard that she was at the conference too, and I told him to tell her to get lost or I'd do it and make a big scene about it.

Detective Parker: Did he talk to her?

Alison Plunk: I don't know. I left after that. I went for a walk, and then I went upstairs to go to bed.

Detective Parker: What time did you get back?

Alison Plunk: I'm not sure, but I think it was after midnight. After I came back, I stopped in the bar and had a couple glasses of wine before I went upstairs. You can ask the bartender.

Detective Parker: Yes, we'll do that. When was the last time you saw your husband?

Alison Plunk: That argument was the last time I saw him. When I went upstairs, the room was dark. We had a two-bedroom suite, so I slept in the other bedroom. I shut the door, so I don't know what time he got back.

Detective Parker: What time did you get up?

Alison Plunk: I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and made some coffee.

Detective Parker: Did you see your husband then?

Alison Plunk: The bedroom door was closed, so I assumed Jared was still asleep. After my shower, I went in there to get my jewelry and saw the room was empty. The bed looked like it hadn't been slept in. I assume he spent the night with that tramp Kelly. Then one of the officers came and told me what had happened, that they had found Jared dead downstairs. I think you should talk to that Kelly. Who knows? Could be he was cheating on her too. Maybe she killed him.

Detective Murphy: Do you know Kelly's last name or anything else about her that might help us find her?

Alison Plunk: No. I don't have the time or the desire to keep up with all of my husband's… outside interests.

Detective Murphy: Who told you about her? Maybe that person could help us find her.

Alison Plunk: I don't remember. Are we almost done? There are a lot of things I need to attend to because of… all this mess.

Detective Parker: Yes, ma'am. We understand. Thanks again for your time. We'll be in touch.

Interview ended - 9:52 a.m.

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Seems that his wife had motive to kill him, perhaps the opportunity arose and she took her chances.

 
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I agree the wife had plenty motive to kill her husband. Imbegg

 
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yes she does but i dont think she did it

 
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She doesnt seem to care much about his death

 
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Very mixed feelings. I'll have to take a look at the autopsy report to piece the timing, because how long Jared was away, if he slept in his room, before being killed, is important information.
Anyway, we also need to find out who Kelly is, which...

Very mixed feelings. I'll have to take a look at the autopsy report to piece the timing, because how long Jared was away, if he slept in his room, before being killed, is important information.
Anyway, we also need to find out who Kelly is, which shouldn't be too hard. Any attempts of resistence from Kelly should be regarded as highly suspicious.
I don't think his wife did it, but she knows something more for sure, from the way she circled around some questions. Seemed to be on the defensive and not really interested in helping the police. Kinda makes sense given she was having marital issues, but it doesn't play in her favour for sure. Let's see if her attitude changes after the initial shock lessens.

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She was raised with strict religion. Chances are she was absolutely against divorce but had been emotionally checked out of the relationship because he's a jerk and sleeps around constantly. She sounds relieved to finally be free of the martial...

She was raised with strict religion. Chances are she was absolutely against divorce but had been emotionally checked out of the relationship because he's a jerk and sleeps around constantly. She sounds relieved to finally be free of the martial burden than anything.

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