Incident report

The body of an adult male was found on the grounds of Rowan Oak.

A man believed to be Rolf Warner was found dead on the grounds of Rowan Oak

Rolf Warner bio

A man believed to be Rolf Warner was found dead on the grounds of Rowan Oak.

Ben Moreland is a musician who also works as a groundskeeper to pay the bills

Ben Moreland bio

Ben Moreland is a musician who also works as a groundskeeper to pay the bills.

The detectives asked Ben to describe his discovery of the body at Rowan Oak

Ben Moreland interview

The detectives asked Ben about his discovery of the body at Rowan Oak. 

Investigators spoke to the groundskeepers and other employees connected to Rowan Oak at the scene

Rowan Oak canvass

Investigators spoke to the groundskeepers and other employees connected to Rowan Oak at the scene.

Pilar works as a groundskeeper at Rowan Oak and occasionally takes classes at the university

Pilar Adams bio

Pilar works as a groundskeeper at Rowan Oak and occasionally takes classes at the university.

Steve blundered through life until a friendly corrections officer helped him find a better path

Steve Potter bio

Steve blundered through life until a friendly corrections officer helped him find a better path.

Joe became a Rowan Oak groundskeeper and a father the same year

Joe Swift bio

Joe became a Rowan Oak groundskeeper and a father the same year.

The Crime Beat reports: Body discovered on grounds of William Faulkner home

Body found at Rowan Oak

The Crime Beat reports: Body discovered on the grounds of William Faulkner home

Investigators spoke to motel employees about the victim and his two traveling companions

Rebel Inn canvass

Investigators spoke to motel employees about the victim and his two traveling companions.

Gus Heller and the victim were lifelong friends and recently went into business together

Gus Heller bio

Gus Heller and the victim were lifelong friends and recently went into business together.

The detectives talked to Gus about why he and Rolf came to town

Gus Heller interview

The detectives talked to Gus about why he and Rolf came to town.

Lita does whatever is required to take care of herself and her family

Lita Harrison bio

Lita does whatever is required to take care of herself and her family.

The detectives asked Lita about her business and personal relationships with Rolf and Gus

Lita Harrison interview

The detectives asked Lita about her business and personal relationships with Rolf and Gus.

CSU provided additional information about the possible murder weapon

Pickaxe detail

CSU provided additional information about the possible murder weapon.

CSU provided a preliminary inventory of evidence collected from the Rowan Oak crime scene

Evidence inventory

CSU provided a preliminary inventory of evidence collected from the Rowan Oak crime scene. 

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Ben Moreland

Ben Moreland criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Ben Moreland.

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Pilar Adams

Pilar Adams criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Pilar Adams.

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Steve Potter

Steve Potter criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Steve Potter. 

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Joe Swift

Joe Swift criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Joe Swift.

The detectives spoke with a Rowan Oak tour guide

Julie Finch interview

The detectives spoke with a Rowan Oak tour guide.

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Linus Broadwell

Linus Broadwell criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Linus Broadwell.

Linus is a native Mississippian with a passion for Southern culture and the finer things

Linus Broadwell bio

Linus is a native Mississippian with a passion for Southern culture and the finer things

The detectives asked Linus to come in for some follow-up questions

Linus Broadwell interview

The detectives asked Linus to come in for some follow-up questions.

YCSD investigators canvassed the route between Rowan Oak and the Rebel Inn

Gus Heller alibi check

YCSD investigators canvassed the route between Rowan Oak and the Rebel Inn.

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