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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:15 p.m.

RJ Brandt is the 12-year-old student who bought a human skull to school. Detectives Armstrong and Murphy re-interviewed him at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department. RJ's mother, Heather Brandt, was also present. The interview was recorded with Mrs. Brandt's knowledge and consent.

Participants:

  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • RJ Brandt
  • Heather Brandt

Detective Armstrong: Thank you for coming in to talk to us again, RJ. For the record, could you please state your name and address?

RJ Brandt: RJ Brandt. My address is 205 Brittany Drive. Why do I have to do that again?

Detective Armstrong: It's just something we have to do every time we talk to someone.

RJ Brandt: OK.

Detective Murphy: RJ, since the last time we talked to you, can you think of anything else you might want to tell us about the skull you took to school?

RJ Brandt: No, not really.

Detective Armstrong: Could you tell us again where you found the skull?

RJ Brandt: I don't really remember now.

Detective Murphy: Come on, RJ. You know where you found it.

RJ Brandt: OK, I was digging out in a field and that's where I got it.

Detective Armstrong: Why did you tell us you dug it up in your backyard?

RJ Brandt: Well, you know, I'm supposed to stay in our yard. I didn't want to get in trouble.

Detective Murphy: RJ, this is a very serious matter. If we don't find out exactly where you dug up that skull, you might be in a lot more trouble.

RJ Brandt: Well, it was in some field.

Detective Armstrong: Do you remember what field it was? Where it was?

RJ Brandt: No.

Detective Murphy: Can you tell us again why you called it a little girl's skull?

RJ Brandt: It just looked like it, I guess. I don't think it is anymore anyway. I think it's a super predator. I still want to be famous in a museum, you know.

Detective Armstrong: Well, we'll have to see what we can do. Is there anything else you want to tell us? The truth this time?

RJ Brandt: I don't know what else to tell you.

Detective Murphy: OK, RJ, thanks for your cooperation. We'll work on finding out where the skull came from.

RJ Brandt: You can do that? Figure out where it came from?

Detective Armstrong: Yes, we should know something soon.

RJ Brandt: Can I go now?

Detective Murphy: Yes, you may. We'll be talking to you again soon.

RJ Brandt: Oh, OK. Bye.

Interview ends: 1:28 p.m.

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Determine what sex the skull is, the age, do a composite either with computer, sketch or clay. Then determine if there are any reports of someone matching n the general area. It doesn't sound as if RJ is going to be forthcoming. I doubt that he...

Determine what sex the skull is, the age, do a composite either with computer, sketch or clay. Then determine if there are any reports of someone matching n the general area. It doesn't sound as if RJ is going to be forthcoming. I doubt that he has any knowledge of any crime. Finding out who this skull belonged to would help in determining the last movements of the owner. Finding the movements would hopefully point to if RJ had any contact at some pointor if he just found it as he claims.

I guess this is what we're supposed to write here. This is my first time.

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smart boy he is, good hearted and has a helluva story to tell.

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maybe this is the most attention this boy has gotten in a while, he definately knows more, how do you forget where you found something like that, you put effort into digging for no reason somewhere, bs you remember

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So if this is the most attention he has gotten in a long time, then maybe he is being all mysterious about this on purpose to drag out the attention the investigators are giving him? As soon as he'd be telling the truth, they would all move on...

So if this is the most attention he has gotten in a long time, then maybe he is being all mysterious about this on purpose to drag out the attention the investigators are giving him? As soon as he'd be telling the truth, they would all move on and it would be history. That is if his family isn't a part of a crime related to the skull of course!!!

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i think he got intimidated. maybe he changed his story because his mother was their. maybe they forced him to change his story because maybe afterall, they might be the one who placed the skull there and RJ didnt know about it

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and to know where the skull is from, why dont they take a soil analysis? they said that there are still some soil with the skull, why not just compare the soil that's found in the skull and the Brandt's backyard where RJ says he "dug it up"...

and to know where the skull is from, why dont they take a soil analysis? they said that there are still some soil with the skull, why not just compare the soil that's found in the skull and the Brandt's backyard where RJ says he "dug it up" there? see if it match? by checking the soil composition and matching it up.

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