In an effort to corroborate Dudley Brinkman's alibi for the night of July 3, 2014, after he left Duffy's, YCSD investigators interviewed employees and patrons of the Huddle House restaurant at 1925 Jackson Avenue West. They spoke with 18 employees and patrons, of whom 11 were present the night of Thursday, July 3 and into the early morning hours of Friday, July 4. The 11 witnesses were questioned about:
- Whether they had seen Dudley Brinkman in the restaurant;
- Any observations they might have regarding Mr. Brinkman's mood, demeanor, or behavior;
- If Mr. Brinkman dined alone or had company;
- Any other information that might be relevant to the investigation, such as what Mr. Brinkman ordered, what time he arrived, what time he left the establishment, etc.
These interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
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Akbahr is an engineering student who was dining at the Huddle House on the night of July 3rd. He said he knows Brinkman through a friend who works at the hospital.
Akbahr said he sat in the window facing the parking lot and saw Brinkman come into the restaurant around 11:20 p.m. He said he waved to Brinkman, who said hello in return, and then Akbahr went back to his food.
He said Brinkman sat at the counter and ordered his food.
Akbahr said he could not provide any details about Brinkman's demeanor or mood. He said Brinkman just sat there, ate his food, chatted with another patron and then left.
Akbahr said that Brinkman got in his car and drove east on Jackson Avenue towards the Square.