Investigating Officer(s): Detective S. Murphy. Detective T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 003511-04K-2013
Case Description: Diane Coates homicide investigation


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November 29, 2013


November 29, 2013

at 1:00 p.m.


Genevieve Talley, co-owner

224 Colonial Road
Oxford, MS


Detective Samantha Murphy and Detective Ted Armstrong of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, and Genevieve Talley, co-owner.


I received the attached search warrant November 29, 2013 and have executed it as follows:

On November 29, 2013 at 2:15 p.m., I searched the person or premises described in the warrant and left a copy of the warrant with Genevieve Talley.



Collected from Master Bathroom

  • 003709-11: One (1) Walgreens® aspirin, 50 count, unopened

  • 003709-12: One (1) Walgreens® aspirin, 50 count, 36 remaining

  • 003709-13: One (1) prescription medication bottle, 4 tablets remaining

    Label affixed to bottle indicates, in part:

      ○ Prescription issued to: Buster Talley
      ○ Prescribing physician: Orville Newsome, DVM
      ○ Medication prescribed: 4 12-mg Cestex tablets
      ○ Refills: 0

Collected from Master BedroomAtlanta Braves cap recovered from Talley residence

  • 003709-14: One (1) dark blue baseball cap, bearing a lower case "A" Atlanta Braves logo

Collected from nightstand drawer in Master Bedroom:

  • 003572-15: One (1) prescription medication bottle, containing 2 white tablets, no label affixed to bottle

Collected from Kitchen

  • 003572-16: One (1) 750 ml Roses® Grenadine, ~3/4 remaining

  • 003572-17: One (1) 750 ml bottle Grey Goose® vodka, ~1/3 remaining

  • 003572-18: One (1) 750 ml bottle Tanqueray No. 10® gin, ~1/2 remaining

  • 003572-19: One (1) 750 ml Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot® Merlot, ~1/2 remaining

  • 003572-20: One (1) 64 oz bottle Northland® cranberry juice, ~1/4 remaining

  • 003572-21: One (1) box cutter razor

Collected from 2010 Chevrolet Blazer vehicle

  • 003572-22: One (1) Goody's® headache powder packet, empty




I swear that this inventory is a true and detailed account of the person or property taken by me on the warrant.

//Samantha Murphy
Detective - Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Subscribed, sworn to, and returned before me this 30th day of November, 2013.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

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Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:


224 Colonial Road
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 003709-22K-2013

To Detective Samantha Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Samantha Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

224 Colonial Road, Oxford, MS which is a free-standing, two-story, single family home with attached garage, shown by public record as owned by Genevieve Talley and Landon Talley; a 2011 Acura RSX vehicle (VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXX) registered to Genevieve Talley; a 2010 Chevrolet Blazer vehicle (VIN XXXXXXXXXXXX) registered to Landon Talley;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

Substances consistent with coroner's description of the substance that contributed to the death of Diane Coates, namely Coumadin also known as warfarin; equipment used to store, conceal, or administer the substance; a beverage or beverage component, red in color; a beverage or beverage component containing ethyl alcohol; a dark blue baseball cap bearing the retired red lower case "A" logo of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team;

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before December 8, 2013 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this 29th day of November, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge


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  1. cfp

Now it is a bit confusing, because we have got the lower case "a" Braves cap at Landon Tully's house, but the 2nd prescription for the warfarin is at the Coates house.
But we know that Landon did go to the Coates house, so he could easily have...

Now it is a bit confusing, because we have got the lower case "a" Braves cap at Landon Tully's house, but the 2nd prescription for the warfarin is at the Coates house.
But we know that Landon did go to the Coates house, so he could easily have planted incriminating evidence at the Coates house.
I'm sure that Genevieve would have said that Landon owned a lower case "a" cap so he couldn't get rid of it.
We know that Rupert wore cap's and probably did buy them from the different places that he went to.
It wouldn't even surprise me if the capital "A" Atlanta braves cap did not belong to Rupert. Because, it could have been left to cast doubt, on which of the cap's the man did wear when he picked up the prescription.
So I have to conclude that the most incriminating evidence was the lower case "a" cap.

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