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Offense(s) | Person 1 | Person 2 | Person 3 | Evidence/Property |
Reporting Officer's Narrative | Defendant's Remarks


INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

_X_ INCIDENT
___ Juvenile
___ Senior Citizen
___ Gang

___ ARREST
___ Child Abuse
___ Domestic
___ Involved Alcohol

CASE NUMBER:
000885-16C-2012

Date Reported:
3/16/2012

Time Reported:
1:34 PM

OFFENSE:
TBD

STATUTE:
TBD

___ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:
 

STATUTE:
 

___ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:
 

STATUTE:
 

___ Committed
___ Attempted

Location of Offense (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
Oxford Middle School, 409 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

Date of Offense:
N/A

Time of Offense:
N/A

Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
N/A

Date of Arrest:
N/A

Time of Arrest:
N/A

Reporting Officer:
Richard Squire

Unit Number:
225

Assisting Officer:
N/A

Unit Number:
N/A

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PERSON 1

Type:
Witness

Category:
Adult

Foul Play Suspected
N/A

Name:
Marian Goodnight

Alias/Street Name/Nickname
None

Vic/Offender Relationship
Unknown

Race
White

Height
5' 6"

Weight
156 lbs.

Hair
Brown

Eyes
Hazel

Sex
F

Shoes
Brown

Jacket/Coat
Tan

Shirt
White

Pants
N/A

Skirt/Dress
Brown

Age
52

DOB
July 13, 1959

Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX

Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible

Injury Extent
N/A

Injury Description
N/A

Address
304 Woodland Hills Drive, Oxford, Mississippi

Res Phone 662-234-XXXX
Bus Phone 662-234-XXXX

Occupation
Principal

Employer/School
Oxford Middle School

Employer Address
409 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

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PERSON 2

Type:
Witness

Category:
Adult

Foul Play Suspected
N/A

Name:
Carol Edgar

Alias/Street Name/Nickname
None

Vic/Offender Relationship
Unknown

Race
White

Height
5' 8"

Weight
130 lbs.

Hair
Brown

Eyes
Brown

Sex
F

Shoes
Blue

Jacket/Coat
Blue

Shirt
Green

Pants
Blue

Skirt/Dress
N/A

Age
55

DOB
April 9, 1956

Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX

Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible

Injury Extent
N/A

Injury Description
N/A

Address
117 Deer Run, Oxford, Mississippi

Res Phone 662-236-XXXX
Bus Phone 662-234-XXXX

Occupation
Teacher

Employer/School
Oxford Middle School

Employer Address
409 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

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PERSON 3

Type:
Witness

Category:
Juvenile

Foul Play Suspected
N/A

Name:
Ronald Brandt, Jr.

Alias/Street Name/Nickname
R.J.

Vic/Offender Relationship
Unknown

Race
White

Height
5' 5"

Weight
105 lbs.

Hair
Brown

Eyes
Brown

Sex
M

Shoes
Black

Jacket/Coat
Black

Shirt
Black

Pants
Blue denim

Skirt/Dress
N/A

Age
12

DOB
November 22. 1999

Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX

Scars/Marks/Tattoos
None visible

Injury Extent
N/A

Injury Description
N/A

Address
205 Brittany Drive, Oxford, Mississippi

Res Phone 662-238-XXXX
Bus Phone 662-234-XXXX

Occupation
Student

Employer/School
Oxford Middle School

Employer Address
409 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

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ITEMS OF EVIDENCE/PROPERTY RECOVERED

(1)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
 000885-01: One (1) small skull, apparently human

(2)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
 000885-02: One (1) student backpack and contents

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REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE (Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)

At 1:34 p.m., Dispatch received a non-emergency call from Oxford Middle School reporting a student in possession of a skull that appeared to be human. R/O (Unit #225) was dispatched and arrived at the location at 1:37 p.m.

Upon arrival, R/O was met by Principal Goodnight (Person 1) and teacher Carol Edgar (Person 2). Ms. Edgar said she had observed student RJ Brandt (Person 3) surrounded by students on the playground during the lunch period. When Ms. Edgar approached the group, she saw Mr. Brandt attempt to hide something in his backpack. When Ms. Edgar questioned him, Mr. Brandt reluctantly withdrew a small skull from his backpack. Ms. Edgar said Mr. Brandt claimed it was "a little girl's skull."

Ms. Edgar then escorted Mr. Brandt to the principal's office, at which time Principal Goodnight contacted the Sheriff's Department.

R/O spoke briefly with Mr. Brandt in the presence of Principal Goodnight. Mr. Brandt said he had found the skull while digging in his backyard. When R/O asked Mr. Brandt if he knew whose skull it was, Mr. Brandt said he had told other students it was a little girl's skull, but said that was a lie he made up to impress his classmates and that he really knew nothing about where the skull came from.

R/O took the skull into evidence for examination and analysis by the coroner's office. R/O asked Principal Goodnight, Ms. Edgar and Mr. Brandt to remain in the principal's office pending further instruction.

R/O contacted Dispatch to confirm the presence of a skull that appeared to be human. R/O requested Dispatch notify homicide investigators to determine how to proceed. Dispatch notified R/O that investigators would respond to the scene and requested that witnesses be asked to remain until their arrival.

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DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS (What did the defendant say about the offense or his/her whereabouts at the time of offense?)

N/A

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REPORTING OFFICER

Richard Squire

DATE REPORTED

3-16-2012

REPORTING OFFICER

//Richard Squire
Signature

225
Unit Number

3-16-2012
Date

SUPERVISING OFFICER

//Hamilton Grant
Signature

421
Unit Number

3-16-2012
Date

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Comments (13)

  1. manurup1997

I would like to know whether the skull is of a child or an adult and also whether the lower jaw of the skull is present or not.

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  1. coralieblues    TDA

Ronald Brandt: Does he know who is the victim? Or did he lie when he told this was a "little girl's skull"?

It would be a good idea to search the remains, the victim's body in RJ Brandt's backyard.

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  1. TDA    coralieblues

If there are any remains left in the backyard. Perhaps RJ is in possession of the rest? Teacher didn't look into his bag....

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  1. coralieblues    TDA

Yes. Check his bag

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  1. georgiebabexx

I would get a search warrant and cheek the boys back yard because there is a possibility there could be more bones, like the whole body. If there was just the skull then u would have to worry even more because that means the body is somewhere else.

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  1. A lawliet

It seems to me if the skull found is a child skull It could have been a murder or accident of some sort , what I would do is check history records and see if a child was reported missing and if there has been get a photo and examine both the...

It seems to me if the skull found is a child skull It could have been a murder or accident of some sort , what I would do is check history records and see if a child was reported missing and if there has been get a photo and examine both the picture and skull to see if the shape is similar .

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  1. adaubon

Find out if there are reports of missing children in area or teenage pregnancy that was suddenly no more.

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  1. TDA    adaubon

Apparently RJ's mom is a part time prostitute, if I understood her bio correctly. Maybe she got pregnant and it was an illigitimate "sister" of RJ's, who was buried in the backyard? Perhaps the boy found out started and looking...

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  1. krinderhagen

The studies also showed that an effective way of removing PCR inhibitors is to subject the extract to agarose gel electrophoresis, isolate the high molecular weight area and re-extract the DNA from the gel by boiling. It was concluded that the...

The studies also showed that an effective way of removing PCR inhibitors is to subject the extract to agarose gel electrophoresis, isolate the high molecular weight area and re-extract the DNA from the gel by boiling. It was concluded that the sodium acetate method is a valid alternative to established techniques for extracting DNA from bone and that it offers the advantages of being simple, quick, inexpensive and avoids using hazardous reagents.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7557753


it could be that there is no DNA to compare it too

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  1. Kimbers_case    krinderhagen

No DNA to compare it to is especially true if TDA was correct and it's an infant's skull. Another poster commented that maybe the mom had some extra activites at the diner resulting in a prenancy that she tried to cover up. Sad but possible. I...

No DNA to compare it to is especially true if TDA was correct and it's an infant's skull. Another poster commented that maybe the mom had some extra activites at the diner resulting in a prenancy that she tried to cover up. Sad but possible. I still say we need more evidence about her before we can throw out an accusation like that. But, it is an interesting idea.

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  1. msdetective

And I would also ask as to why he particularly picked that spot to dig in, is there other digging sites around, did a family dog start the dig, why that spot what made the boy pick that one site. Cant wait to find out more.

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  1. Starlight    msdetective

true enough.
kind of odd to just dig up a random spot in a yard
and finds it

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