Following the murder of Jasmine Ledbetter, the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department canvassed the victim's co-workers at Square Pizza. Investigators were looking for information about Jasmine's relationships in the workplace and anything or anyone unusual she may have encountered there.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Buford "Sox" Jackson
Square Pizza co-owner
Mr. Jackson, age 45, said Jasmine was a hard worker and was always on time. Jackson said she got along well with her co-workers and was very responsible, which was why she had been promote to assistant manager at such a young age.
"She was the model employee. I wish I had 10 more just like her."
Mr. Schmitz, age 17, said he had worked with the victim for about six months and she had been a good boss. Schmitz said he thought Jasmine treated everyone fairly and said she was nice to him.
"She was a totally awesome babe. Really hot, pretty nice. Too bad she had a boyfriend or I would've asked her out."
Mr. Goodwin, age 18, said he had worked with the victim for one year. Goodwin said Jasmine came across as pretty nice, but if you didn't do your work, she was "a real witch."
Goodwin said he had tried to ask Jasmine out when he first started working at Square Pizza, but Jasmine had refused him, claiming her mother wouldn't like it if she dated a co-worker.
"I figured it was a lie, especially after seeing the loser she hung out with. That guy was a total moron."
Mr. Goodwin said he did not know the name of the victim's current boyfriend.
Ms. Albright, age 20, said she was hired at the same time as the victim and worked with her many times. Ms. Albright said she was frustrated that she was passed up for promotion and Jasmine got the job instead.
"I know why Mr. Jackson gave her the management position. Everyone thought she was such a nice, sweet girl, but I know she was just a tramp. Her mom would come in and be so proud of her little angel. Ha! If she only knew some of the things about her that I did, she wouldn't be so proud. Jasmine had all the boys down here fooled. She would bat her eyes at them, and they'd do anything for her. I worked just as hard as her, and she got all the best jobs."
Ms. Albright said she did not know who the victim's current boyfriend was but said it was hard to keep track of all her boyfriends.
Ms. Poole said she had worked with the victim for two months. She said that Jasmine was nice and treated her more like a friend than a new employee.
"She was always very nice and more like a friend to me than a boss. She didn't boss me around like some of the other employees and managers. Although, the last couple of weeks she did seem preoccupied, maybe because that girl kept asking questions about her."
Ms. Poole said she did not know who Jasmine was currently dating.