Incident report

YCSD officers responded to the scene of a triggered silent alarm.

Brandon Ebner bio

Since graduating from Yoknapatawpha High, Brandon has been looking for work as a photographer.

Brandon Ebner interview

Detectives spoke with the young man arrested for burglary.

Joanne Ebner bio

After getting a journalism degree from Ole Miss, Joanne works as a freelance reporter.

Joanne Ebner interview

At Brandon's urging, the detectives went to see his sister, the reporter.

Vincent Gayle bio

Vince overcame early setbacks and later provided a stable home for his orphaned godson.

Vincent Gayle interview

The detectives spoke with the owner of the home Brandon is accused of burglarizing.

Complaint refusal form

The homeowner filled out a form regarding the burglary incident at his residence.

Investigation board

Investigators reviewed an overview of the information the reporter collected.

Collier social media

Investigators reviewed Daniel Collier's Facebook posts.

Canvass – Gayle neighbors

Investigators spoke to other residents in Mr. Gayle's neighborhood.

Daniel Collier bio

Daniel struggled after his parents died but finally found a new path: pursuing his art.

BOLO – Daniel Collier

The detectives decided to issue a BOLO to see if they could locate Daniel.

Canvass – YHS faculty & staff

Investigators asked employees of Yoknapatawpha High School about Daniel.

Gus Whitwill interview

The detectives spoke to a teacher who knew Daniel when he was in high school.

Kristina McCarthy bio

After growing up in Washington, Kristina moved to Mississippi for the man she later married.

Kristina McCarthy interview

The detectives talked to Daniel's high school art teacher about his plans.

Sharon Hathaway bio

Sharon was working as a waitress when she met Vincent Gayle.

Sharon Hathaway interview

The detectives talked to Vince's live-in girlfriend about Daniel.

Canvass – YHS Art Club

Investigators talked to current and former art club members about Daniel.

Canvass – NYE partygoers

Investigators spoke to the people who attended the New Year's Eve party with Daniel.

Axyl Floyd bio

A teacher helped Axyl use music to channel his feelings into something non-destructive.

Axyl Floyd interview

The detectives talked to a man reportedly angry at Daniel after a deal gone wrong.

Brandon Ebner interview #2

The detectives asked Brandon to come in to answer some more questions.

Getting back the past

What parts of the past are people telling The Face in the Mirror they want back?

Rodney Collier bio

Rodney went to college out of state and didn't return until his brother's funeral.

Rodney Collier interview

Rodney contacted the sheriff's department with information about Daniel.

Det. Guidry interview

A Shelby County (TN) Sheriff's Detective contacted the YCSD about the BOLO.

Vincent Gayle interview #2

After they got back from Memphis, the detectives looked to Vince for some answers.

Sharon Hathaway interview #2

After talking to Vince, the detectives wanted to get Sharon's recollections.

Rodney Collier interview #2

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

Brandon Ebner interview #3

The detectives wanted to know what Brandon had to say about some newly uncovered information.

Detectives' conference

Detective Beckwith met with another detective currently investigating a person of interest in the inquiry.

Chas Laughlin bio

Chas has spent a lifetime living by his own rules.

Chas Laughlin interview

Detectives Beckwith and Magee went to see Daniel's former employer.

Canvass – Laughlin employees

YCSD investigators spoke to the Laughlin employees about their former coworker, Daniel.

Laughlin customer invoice

A Laughlin employee pulled an invoice of interest to the investigators.

NYPD interview

Detective Magee spoke to a contact in the NYPD about Daniel's whereabouts.

Detective Guidry follow-up

Det. Guidry sent the YCSD detectives some information they'd requested.

Collier bank statement

Investigators reviewed recent financial records for Daniel Collier.

Axyl Floyd interview #2

The detectives asked Alyx to come in to answer some more questions.

Alibi check – McCarthy

Investigators conducted interviews and examined records in an attempt to corroborate Kristina McCarthy's alibi.

Alibi check – Floyd

Investigators conducted interviews in an attempt to corroborate Axyl Floyd's alibi.

Keanu May bio

Rumors about his family have plagued Keanu since his early teens.

Keanu May interview

The detectives talked to the host of the New Year's Eve party about that night.

Claire Rivas bio

Despite rumors about her and her friends, Claire is focused on the future.

Claire Rivas interview

The detectives asked Claire more about what went on at the New Year's Eve party.

JoAnna Laughlin interview

The detectives asked JoAnna about her family's whereabouts in early January.

Gage Laughlin interview

The detectives asked Gage about his interactions with Daniel and his activities in early January.

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