Robert Pruitt's wife found him and a stranger dead in their basement

When Vanessa Pruitt returned to her home after a few days out of town, she discovered her husband and a stranger apparently shot to death in the basement rec room of the house.

Help the Kudzu Kids find out the story behind the old bone they found

The Kudzu Kids are conducting their own investigation into the human bone they found in a building under renovation on the University of Mississippi campus.

Did a broken heart, a broken dream or a broken mind lead to her murder?

A contestant in the Yoknapatawpha County Literature Festival pageant was found dead in a hotel janitorial closet during the pageant weekend.

Det. McPhail with the bodies in 1958

The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department is investigating Doris Hammack's claim to be the long-missing daughter of murder victims Richard and Lisa Izard.

Kelly Moran found dead at home

Kelly Moran's husband, Russell, discovered her body in their home when he returned from work.

Evidence of foul play was observed at the scene, but the cause of death was not immediately apparent.

Drunken farmer arrested after brandishing severed hand

Area farmer John Reagle was intoxicated when taken into custody at Duffy's Bar & Grill.

Customers complained that Reagle was trying to get them to look at what he claimed was his ex-girlfriend's severed hand.


A human head in a bucket was just the first in a series of grisly discoveries

Local children happened upon an eerie vandalism scene in a wooded area.

That discovery led law enforcement to a second scene nearby where a human head was found inside a bucket.


Jerry Shaw was found dead behind the nursing home where he worked

Orderly Jerry Shaw was found dead behind the Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home.

The cause of Shaw's death could not be determined at the scene.


Olympic hopefuls Cameron and Caitlin Maxwell were reported missing.

Olympic hopefuls Cameron and Caitlin Maxwell were reported missing.

The brother-sister figure skating team was last seen waiting for a bus to the Memphis airport where they were scheduled to fly out to the US Figure Skating Championships.


Diane Coates suddenly collapsed

During a reception for the Barksdale Literature Conference, Diane Coates suddenly collapsed.

EMTs transported her to the local hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.


 19-year-old Jasmine Ledbetter found dead

Around dawn, local hunter Mark Eldridge was in the woods off Highway 7 south of town when he found a young woman's body wrapped in plastic and left in a clearing.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Jasmine Ledbetter, an assistant manager at an Oxford pizza place.


Philip Fontaine was found dead in his home

Oxford real estate developer Philip Fontaine was found dead in his home. His body was in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor, and there was evidence he put up a fight.

Fontaine's young wife, Ashley, and her stepson, Grant, reportedly discovered the grisly scene when they arrived home minutes before the 911 call was made.


Pastor Wendell Martinson was found dead at the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church

Pastor Wendell Martinson was found dead at the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church in Oxford.

Associate pastor Leo Ingram discovered the body in a church classroom on Easter Sunday.


Internet sleaze merchant, awaiting trial on extortion charges, found dead

Oxford resident Victor Jennings was found dead by his personal assistant who was bringing him some groceries.

Jennings was on house arrest, awaiting trial on extortion charges.


Elvis Presley expert stabbed to death

Elvis Presley expert Jared Plunk's bloody body was found in a hallway at the Yoknapatawpha County Conference Center.

YCCC Accommodation Manager Yvonne Boyd made the gruesome discovery and called 911.


Local newspaper head shot to death

Oxford Eagle managing editor Monica Drum was found shot to death in her office at the newspaper.

Security guard Ernie Parrish heard gunshots around 3:00 a.m. and called 911.


Who killed Annette Wyatt?

Oxford real estate agent Annette Wyatt was found dead on the floor of the workroom at the Harte Agency where she worked.

Wyatt had been conducting an internal investigation of her co-workers at the time of her death.


College student found hanged

Courtney Morris' best friend, Mee-Yon Kim, was worried because she hadn't been able to reach her.

Mee-Yon convinced the manager to let her into Courtney's apartment, and they found Courtney hanged inside.


Construction workers uncover long-hidden room

During a renovation at the University of Mississippi, workers found a room that has been hidden for years.

What they discovered inside could be connected to a decades-old murder.


Trudi Rose dead

Trudi Dyer Rose, 35, was found dead in the office of her dating service, Cupid's Couples.

Poisoning is suspected as the cause of death.

Investigate the case…


Student Murdered

The body of a college student, age 26, was found in the kitchen of her apartment.

Condoms found at the scene were traced to her boyfriend, who was also the last person seen with her.

Blood found on the victim's cat is linked to a third person.

Investigate the case… 


Purity Knight

Purity Knight, age 20, was found murdered near her home. She had been buried alive.

She was abducted weeks earlier following a stalking incident, and her abductor sent investigators several notes and photographs.

A child witness found Knight while she was still alive, and she gave him a note addressed to a YCSD detective.

Investigate the case…

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