Girl in bikini lying on a raft in a pool with blood evident in the waterAlyx Byrns, age 17, was found dead, floating in a rubber raft, in her family's swimming pool.

Because she was a well-known practical joker, the household staff initially thought it was just another one of Alyx's pranks.

Local physician dies mysteriously at homeVeronica Smith's husband and 10-year-old daughter discovered Veronica's lifeless body in the master bedroom.

Her head was covered by a plastic bag, and a note was found on the bedside table next to the body, leading to initial impressions of suicide.

Veronica's husband was adamant that she would never kill herself, and detectives observed some things at the scene that didn't seem quite right.

Woman's body on the floor at the bottom of the stairsKimberly Pace, a University of Mississippi English professor, was found dead in her home by her sister and some friends who had come to pick her up for brunch.

A maid at the Rebel Inn found a human fingerA maid at the Rebel Inn found a human finger under a piece of furniture. The thumb's owner was nowhere to be found at the scene.

Douglas Reed, an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Mississippi was found deadAssistant professor Jake Hemphill discovered the body of his colleague Douglas Reed at a William Faulkner conference.

When Frederick left church, it wasn't his guardian angel who was watchingWhen Frederick left church, it wasn't his guardian angel who was watching.

An unidentified young woman was found dead in a secluded spot near a construction siteAn unidentified young woman was found dead in a secluded spot near a construction site.

What deadly drama led to Andrea Stover's murder?Controversial theatre director Andrea Stover was found dead in an office complex.

Kudzu Kids: Pooch SleuthsThe Kudzu Kids are trying to find out why so many dogs have been reported missing lately.

Seven-year-old Liddie and her momThe Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the murder of young mother, Missy Hammond.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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