Doris Hammack of Detroit, Michigan, came to Yoknapatawpha County claiming to be LeAnne Izard, who hadn't been seen since the murder of her parents 40 years earlier.
On April 11, 1958, the bodies of Richard and Lisa Izard were found outside their Yoknapatawpha County home.
Then Detective McPhail and a deputy went around to all the neighbors to find out what they'd seen and heard that day. They started with next-door neighbor Lydia Catlett and then spoke to Roland Bland.
Before going home to get a few hours of sleep, the investigators added their notes to the case file.
By morning, the press had assembled a report on the murders for the newsreels.
During the investigation, the sheriff's department interviewed hundreds of people in Yoknaptawpha to get more information about the Izards.
All of the prime suspects were among the Bowlan Glove employees who were laid off the day Richard and Lisa were killed.
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The sheriff's department talked to the bartender at Sid's to see if his story matched up with what they'd been hearing from the laid-off men, and they also interviewed a number of other potential suspects who were eventually cleared of any involvement in the Izard murders and the children's disappearance.
While Deputy Kuhn went to Memphis to check out Elliot Perch's alibi, other investigators went through the Bowlan Glove Factory personnel files, focusing on top suspects like Jessie Danahy, Howard Hadley, and Walter Hinkley.