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Wendell Martinson bio

Wendell was a pastor at the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit for over 30 years.

Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a severely injured person at a local church.

Leo Ingram bio

Leo joined Pastor Martinson’s congregation as a teenager and now is the associate pastor.

Leo Ingram interview

Leo told the detectives about his discovery of the body and his relationship with Pastor Martinson.

Pastor slain

The Crime Beat reports: Minister beaten to death in church

Canvass – church members

YCSD investigators spoke to church members and visitors who arrived for Easter services.

Lynette Martinson bio

Lynette is a dedicated wife, mother, and nurse, as well as an active participant in her husband’s ministry.

Lynette Martinson interview

The detectives asked the victim’s wife about their marriage and her husband's enemies.

Fay Nutt bio

Preacher's daughter Fay rejected the church until her work for Pastor Martinson changed her mind.

Fay Nutt interview

The detectives interviewed the church secretary to find out more about Pastor Martinson's activities at work.

Deirdre Littleton bio

Deirdre recently divorced her husband of 15 years and now lives alone with her teenaged son.

Deirdre Littleton interview

After her name came up in previous interviews, the detectives interviewed Ms. Littleton to find out more about her connection to Pastor Martinson.

Zina Jacinto bio

Zina is a longtime active member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church.

Zina Jacinto interview

The detectives talked to Zina, a familiar face from a recent investigation.

Evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the Martinson homicide scene.

Canvass of the Martinsons' neighbors

YCSD investigators canvassed the Martinsons' neighbors for potential leads in Pastor Martinson's murder.

Emmett Sanford bio

Emmett's 15-year marriage broke up after he admitted to a brief affair.

Emmett Sanford interview

Detective Armstrong talked to Emmett about his relationship with Pastor Martinson.

Joey Kemp bio

Joey is a member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church and Zina's adoptive cousin.

Joey Kemp interview

The detectives talked to Joey about the church's finances and his cousin Zina.

Gideon Horner bio

Reverend Horner has been a pastor in his wife's hometown of Oxford for nearly 20 years.

Gideon Horner interview

The detectives asked Reverend Horner what Pastor Martinson might have been worried or upset about.

Liam Sanford bio

Liam grew up in the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church but stopped going last year.

Liam Sanford interview

The detectives talked to Liam about his family's relationship with Pastor Martinson.

How did Martinson die?

The Oxford Weekly Planet's Crime Beat blog comments on the Martinson homicide investigation.

Fingerprint analysis

The crime lab provided their preliminary fingerprint analysis findings from the Martinson crime scene.

Shoeprint analysis

The lab examined marks on the victim's clothing and provided preliminary trace evidence analysis findings.

Handwriting analysis

The lab provided preliminary findings on the handwriting the business card found at the scene.

Coroner's report

Preliminary report on the autopsy of Wendell Martinson. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Trace evidence examination

The lab provided their preliminary findings on the trace evidence collected from the crime scene.

Fay Nutt interview #2

The detectives called Fay in to ask what she failed to mention in their first conversation.

Leo Ingram interview #2

The detectives re-interviewed Pastor Ingram to get his thoughts on information uncovered since their last conversation.

Zina Jacinto interview #2

The detectives asked Zina about allegations of financial misconduct related to church donations.

Lynette Martinson interview #2

The detectives asked Lynette about the things Rev. Horner mentioned were troubling her husband.

Deirdre Littleton interview #2

The detectives spoke to Deirdre again to find out more about her history with Pastor Martinson.

Red Dolly interview

The detectives asked Joey Kemp's boss about his employment history, job description, and workplace performance.

Justine Osborne bio

Originally from Jackson, Justine settled in Oxford to care for an ailing family member.

Justine Osborne interview

The detectives asked Justine about her reported relationship with former church member Emmett Sanford.

Canvass – Littleton / Sanford neighbors

YCSD investigators spoke to Deirdre and Liam's neighbors for information about them and their whereabouts.

Kemp financial summary

YCSD investigators obtained a summary of Joey Kemp's financial status.

Jason Riley bio

After a troubled early adolescence, Jason was sent to Oxford to live with an aunt.

Jason Riley interview

The detectives met with Fay's boyfriend to find out what he knew about the victim.

Emanuel Martinson interview

The detectives interviewed the victim's older son, Emanuel Martinson, to find out more about his father's relationships with his family and others.

David Martinson interview

The detectives asked the victim's younger son about his father's relationships with his family and others.

Vehicle registrations for persons of interest

YCSD investigators located vehicle registration information for persons of interest in the Wendell Martinson case.

Search – Joey Kemp

The detectives obtained warrants to search Joey's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Search – Leo Ingram

The detectives obtained warrants to search Leo's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Search – Emmett Sanford

The detectives obtained warrants to search Emmett's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Search – Deirdre Littleton

The detectives obtained warrants to search Deirdre and Liam's residence and collect biological samples from them.

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