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Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue E
Oxford, MS 38655

Date Reported:
 Time Reported:
  7:20 PM
 Reporting Officer:
  Det. Sam Murphy
 Unit Number:
 Assisting Officer:
  Det. Ted Armstrong
 Unit Number:


  Well-being check on Ryan Rand, witness in 000073-05A-2014
  3:00 PM
 17 Virginia Street, Oxford, MS
 Clear with gusty winds, 68° F / 20° C

Well-being check

 ACTION DESCRIPTION (Brief narrative of the investigative action taken.)

Following reports from multiple witnesses that Ryan Rand had not been seen or heard from for two weeks or more, R/Is conducted a well-being check at Rand's residence on February 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

R/Is gained access to the residence via the property manager.


 INITIAL FINDINGS (Preliminary results of the investigative action)

There were no signs of forced entry at the main entrance to the residence.

Upon entry, R/Is observed the residence was in a state of general disarray. The living room was strewn with papers, textbooks, and clothing. R/Is observed multiple textbooks and paperback books, notebooks, empty soda cans and bottles, an empty pizza box, a 750ml bottle of vodka with approximately 1/3 remaining, and an empty glass on the coffee table.

In the dining room, R/Is observed a wireless router and two laundry baskets, one filled with apparently unwashed clothes and one filled with apparently unwashed bed and bath linens, on the dining table.

In the kitchen, R/Is observed unwashed dishes, glasses and flatware in the sink, and multiple empty takeout boxes on the countertops.

In the bathroom, R/Is observed towels on the floor and personal grooming items on the countertop and in the shower stall.

In the bedroom, R/Is observed clothing strewn about the room and noted that the closet doors were ajar and a few dresser drawers were open. R/Is observed what appeared to be the butt of a rifle or shotgun, partially wrapped in a blanket and protruding from underneath the bed.

After finding no persons, living or deceased, within the residence, R/Is exited the residence and sealed the scene until a search warrant could be obtained.

Following a preliminary search of the residence pursuant to the search warrant (attached), R/Is instructed CSU to process the entire scene according to standard procedure. CSU will conduct a more intensive search and report their findings.

In the parking lot outside the residence, R/Is located a 2007 Honda Fit vehicle registered to Ryan Rand. The vehicle was subsequently searched pursuant to the warrant. The 2012 BMW 328i vehicle registered to Ryan Rand was not found in the parking lot outside the residence.

R/Is left the scene at 9:15 p.m. Before leaving, R/I Murphy instructed CSU to seal the scene upon completion or end of day suspension of processing. As of this filing, CSU is still actively processing the residence and vehicle.

Evidence remanded into the custody of Forensics Officer T. R. Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis.


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