Incident report

YCSD Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a possible suicide.

Instructor found dead

Hannah Martin reports live from the crime scene.

Michelle Prescott bio

After growing up in Biloxi, Michelle moved to Oxford for college.

Michelle Prescott interview

The detectives asked Michelle about Kristi and finding her body.

Dewey Devoe bio

Dewey drifted from job to job until he found his niche as an apartment manager.

Dewey Devoe interview

When officers saw Dewey hanging around outside Kristi's apartment, they brought him in for questioning.

Kristi Waterson bio

Kristi joined the business school as an instructor after she graduated from Ole Miss.

Canvass – Waterson neighbors

YCSD investigators spoke to other residents of Kristi's apartment complex about the last 24 hours.

Ole Miss instructor dies

The Crime Beat reports: YCSD, family won't comment on suicide rumor

Coroner's info

The coroner's office notified detectives of preliminary findings that could affect the investigation.

Kristi Waterson cell phone records

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy reviewed recent calls on Kristi's cell phone.

Michael & Virginia Waterson interview

The detectives spoke to Kristi's parents by phone.

John Brewer bio

John is known for his long tenure at Ole Miss and his volatile temper.

John Brewer interview

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy met with Kristi's supervisor at the university.

Office inventory

After talking to John Brewer, the detectives took a look around Kristi's office.

Canvass – business school students

The detectives spent the afternoon talking to students in the business school.

Crime scene inventory

CSU provided a list of evidence collected from Kristi Waterson's apartment.

Canvass – Campus Walk apartments

YCSD investigators spoke to residents at Campus Walk, an apartment complex near Kristi Waterson's.

Canvass – area businesses

YCSD investigators spoke to businesses near Campus Walk and The Turn, Kristi Waterson's apartment complex.

Places of interest map

Investigators mapped Yoknapatawpha County locations relevant to the Kristi Waterson investigation.

Rob LaRouche bio

A Texas oil scion, Rob is committed to green living and saving the environment.

Rob LaRouche interview

The detectives asked Michelle's boyfriend to come in for a conversation.

Hunter Nelson bio

Hunter takes full advantage of the privileges his parents' wealth provides.

Hunter Nelson interview

The detectives invited one of Kristi's students for a conversation.

Michelle Prescott interview #2

The detectives asked Michelle to come in for a few follow-up questions.

Composite pictures

Investigators worked with witnesses on a description of the man seen near Kristi's apartment.

Coroner's report

The Coroner's Office provided a preliminary summary of the Waterson autopsy findings. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Ole Miss death a homicide

The Crime Beat reports: Coroner's preliminary ruling released today

Deborah Eaton bio

From a working-class family in Natchez, Debby has always dreamed of a better life.

Deborah Eaton interview

The detectives asked Hunter's girlfriend to come in to talk about him and Kristi.

Dewey Devoe interview #2

The detectives visited Dewey at his apartment to get some additional information.

Trace evidence analysis

The crime lab sent over preliminary findings on evidence collected during the autopsy.

Weldon Foyle bio

From a hardscrabble background, Weldon works hard to afford every class and earn every grade.

Weldon Foyle interview

The detectives spoke with another of Kristi's students, who was less enamored of her teaching style.

Search – Hunter Nelson

YCSD investigators searched Hunter's residence and vehicle for evidence in the Kristi Waterson death investigation.

Deborah Eaton interview #2

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy decided to have another chat with Hunter's girlfriend.

Emily Peyton bio

Though they started as instructors at the same time, Emily and Kristi were very different.

Emily Peyton interview

The detectives talked to one of Kristi's colleagues in the business school.

Marla Deere interview

The detectives talked to a gas station clerk about her customers the night Kristi died.

Dave Rivera interview

While checking alibis, the detectives spoke to a local delivery driver.

Myra Olander bio

After traveling for decades, Myra settled in southeast Yoknapatawpha County several years ago.

Myra Olander interview

The detectives asked Myra to come in to discuss one person of interest's alibi.

Rick Crawford interview

The detectives spoke to the Rebel Inn manager about Kristi's calls to the hotel.

Canvass – Brewer neighbors

YCSD investigators spoke to John Brewer's neighbors about his activities and visitors to his residence.

Canvass – Foyle neighbors

YCSD investigators spoke to Weldon Foyle's neighbors about his activities and visitors to his residence.

Forensics – Nelson search

The crime lab sent over preliminary findings on evidence collected during the Hunter Nelson search.

Arrest report

The detectives took a suspect in the murder of Kristi Waterson into custody.

Surprise arrest in Waterson murder

The Crime Beat reports: Suspect has ties to the university.

Suspect interview

The detectives spoke to the person in custody about the accusations against them.

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