Restaurateur Devlin Beauchamp was found bludgeoned to death in his bathtub.
Vanessa Palmer interviewThe detectives spoke to someone from Franklin Enterprises about their communication with Devlin.
Dorothy Rebine interviewDetectives Armstrong and Murphy visited Mickie's friend, Dorothy.
Mickie Webster bioMickie grew up in Grenada, MS and traveled the country before settling in Oxford.
Mickie Webster interviewThe detectives asked Mickie to come in for a more in-depth conversation.
Katherine Dixon bioKat was born and raised in Oxford and is a student at Ole Miss.
Katherine Dixon interviewSince Kat wasn't at Home Plate during the canvass, the detectives met her at her home.
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Canvass – Community Center area
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department conducted a canvass in the vicinity of the Whitehall Community Center, looking for potential witnesses who might have seen or heard anything on the night of March 11, 2018.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Name: Ione Margulis
Address: 214 Huntington Place, Oxford, MS 38655.
Mrs. Margulis, 45, is a secretary/receptionist at the local newspaper.
She and her family were returning from a gathering at her mother’s home around 8:00 p.m. on March 11, 2018. Margulis wondered why the lights were on in the center although there didn’t seem to be any activity inside.
She started to phone Mr. Garrett, whom she knew was the HOA president, to notify him that someone had left the lights on, but was distracted by one of her children and then forgot about it. She thought no more about it until she saw the sheriff’s department vehicles there later.
She was not aware of anyone entering or leaving the community center between 8:00 p.m. and arrival of the Sheriff’s Department.