Detectives brought in the Brandt family in hopes of finally resolving this case. In this article, view all three interviews in the order they were conducted.
Biloxi P.D Detective Chris Harvey contacted Detectives Armstrong and Murphy regarding a discovery made in a Biloxi cemetery over the weekend.
A local woman contacted the YCSD to say she might have information about the skull RJ Brandt brought to school. The detectives interviewed her that same day.
Tristan Lowell was apprehended in St. Peter's Cemetery on Sunday night and taken into custody for vandalism. The detectives asked him to explain his actions.
The detectives re-interviewed Ronny Brandt to find out more about allegations he abused his son RJ and a claim that he has a second daughter named Gracie.
Emanuel Olson is the pastor of Family of Faith Church in Biloxi. The Brandts attended his church when they lived there and still occasionally contact him.
On Sunday night, Mrs. Amelia Paxton reported a disturbance in St. Peter's Cemetery that apparently involved Tristan Lowell.
The detectives went to Biloxi to interview Gordon Snyder, after finding his name in the Brandts' phone records around the time RJ brought the skull to school.
The detectives re-interviewed Andy Brandt as part of their ongoing effort to learn where the skull came from and to inquire about some other areas of interest.
After canvassing members of the Brandts' church, the detectives decided to invite Mason York in for a longer interview about his work with RJ Brandt.
The detectives decided to talk to RJ again to see if he would be more forthcoming about where he got the skull he brought to school.
To find out more about the Brandts' time in Biloxi and the death of their daughter there, the detectives spoke to Detective Chris Harvey, Biloxi P.D.
RJ Brandt's uncle Andy has stayed with the Brandts occasionally since he relocated to Oxford. Detectives hoped he could provide some insight into the family.
Detectives asked Heather Brandt to come in for a second interview so they could follow up on information uncovered since their last conversation.
Detectives interviewed members of the Brandt family's church after RJ Brandt brought a possibly-human skull to school.
Detectives canvassed neighbors of the Brandt family after RJ Brandt claimed he dug up a possibly-human skull in his backyard.
Detectives spoke to OMS science teacher Peter Vicknair to learn more RJ Brandt's behavior and performance in school.
Ronny Brandt is RJ's father. At the detectives' request, he came in to the YCSD for an interview to discuss his son and the skull he brought to school.
Heather Brandt is RJ Brandt's mother. She came to the school after being notified her son was found showing a skull he claimed was human to other students.
OMS student RJ Brandt brought a skull to school and told classmates that it was a little girl's. Detectives interviewed him with his mother's permission.