Investigation Day 1
Yoknapatawpha Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting the discovery of a dead body in an apartment west of the university campus.
The local news reported from the scene that the dead woman, an instructor at Ole Miss, may have committed suicide.
Back at the sheriff's department, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy talked to the dead woman's roommate, Michelle, to learn more about Kristi and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Kristi's body.
That evening, the Oxford Weekly Planet published their coverage of the death.
Investigation Day 2
The next morning, the detectives got a call from the medical examiner, who found something as he was beginning the autopsy.
When Detectives Armstrong and Murphy got back from the coroner's office, Kristi's cell phone records had come in.
A little later, they spoke to Kristi's parents by phone.
After they finished with him, the detectives examined Kristi's office for potential evidence related to her death.
Later, they talked to students in the business school about their experiences with Kristi as a teacher.
When Detectives Armstrong and Murphy got back to the sheriff's department, they found an inventory of evidence from the crime scene waiting for them.
Later, the deputies who'd spoken to people at an apartment complex near Kristi's provided a summary of what the residents said.
Investigation Day 3
Next, Kristi's roommate came in for some follow-up questions.
When Detectives Armstrong and Murphy finished with Michelle, the composites of the man seen near Kristi's apartment were ready for them to review.
Investigation Day 4
The next morning, the detectives rousted Dewey out of bed when they visited his apartment for another conversation.
When they got back to the station, the preliminary analysis of evidence collected at autopsy was waiting for them.
That afternoon, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy executed a search warrant on a suspect's home and vehicle.
Investigation Day 5
The next morning, they had some more questions for Debby.
Investigation Day 6
Then the detectives talked to the manager of the Rebel Inn to try to get more information about Kristi's phone calls there.
Later that afternoon, the crime lab sent over their early findings on the evidence collected during the searches of Hunter's residence, vehicle, and person.
Investigation Day 7
That afternoon, the suspect's attorney arrived and they all sat down for a conversation about the evidence that led to the charges.
Meanwhile, the Crime Beat expanded their coverage of the arrest.
Investigation Day 8
Investigators updated their map to include additional places of interest to the investigation.
A little later, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy received a packet of information from the court.
After reviewing that information, the sheriff's department and the district attorney's office decided to release the suspect currently in custody. The local news caught up with the freed suspect outside the detention center.
The detectives pressed on with their investigation, asking one of Kristi's colleagues to come in for another conversation.
Investigation Day 9
While the detectives looked into new leads, the OWP's Crime Beat reported on the community's reaction to recent developments in the investigation.
Later, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy reviewed everyone's alibis to assess whose whereabouts the night Kristi died still raise questions.
Investigation Day 10
The next morning, the detectives decided to go back to an earlier witness and ask a few more questions.
That conversation led them to revisit a second witness to see if they had anything to add to their previous statement.
In light of what they'd learned, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy asked a person of interest to come in and clear up some conflicting information.
After that conversation, the detectives immediately applied for a search warrant and conducted the search that afternoon.
Investigation Day 11
Investigation Day 12
The next morning, the detectives talked to the alleged killer, who declined to have an attorney present.
In their evening update, the local news blog posted an in-depth look at the twists and turns of the Waterson murder investigation.