Rebel Inn canvass
Investigators determined that the victim, Rolf Warner, had been staying at the Rebel Inn along with two traveling companions, Gus Heller and Lita Harrison, since Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Motel employees were questioned about anything they witnessed involving Warner and/or Heller and/or Harrison, including the subjects' arrivals and departures, their interactions with each other, and other activities.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Name: Fred Austin
Title / Address: Front desk clerk / 805 College Hill Road, Oxford
Austin said he works the night shift at the front desk. He said he saw the subjects returning to the motel on the nights since they checked in. He said the three of them typically returned together, often before 11:00 pm.
He added that on the nights of Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14, he saw Harrison go back out alone a little while later. Austin stated he saw Harrison return on those nights between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. and she appeared to be alone.