Canvass – Waterson neighbors
On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department conducted a canvass at The Turn apartment complex at 588 Hathorn Road, looking for potential witnesses who saw or heard anything unusual in the 24 hours preceding Kristi Waterson's death.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Ms. Gilbert said she was cleaning out her car when she saw a tall, college-age male climbing the steps to the second floor of the building just before 8:00 p.m. on October 6, 2018.
She noticed that the male removed a baseball cap and put it in a duffel bag he was carrying. She said he then ruffled his hair and she assumed he had a date and was trying to fix his hair so he wouldn't have "hat head."
She described the male as wearing light brown pants and a blue button-down shirt but said he always had his back to her so she could not describe his face.