Investigation Day 1
The sheriff's department was called to Duffy's Bar & Grill on Sunday night, July 13, 2014, because a man who had been drinking at the establishment claimed to have a severed human hand in his possession.
Investigation Day 2
The next morning, the Oxford Weekly Planet made sure the community knew all about it.
Investigation Day 3
By early the next morning, investigators had identified a missing person report that could be connected to the case.
A uniformed officer who works the graveyard shift contacted the detectives with some information he thought might be relevant to their investigation.
Shortly afterward, the coroner's office confirmed who the hand belonged to.
Meanwhile, the sheriff's department reached out to the public to try to locate that missing person.
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Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spent the morning getting warrants to collect biological samples from several persons of interest in the investigation.
At the end of the day, the coroner's office sent over their preliminary report on the autopsy of Andrew Fine.
Investigation Day 7
The next day, detectives talked to the victim's wife again to clarify information they'd heard from other witnesses.
After lunch, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spoke to Andy's employer again to see if he could clear up some discrepancies.
Later they executed a search warrant for the residence and vehicle of a person of interest.
Shortly afterward, they made an arrest.
Investigation Day 8
After the arrestee had some time to think in a jail cell overnight, the detectives reviewed his rap sheet.
Then they sat down with him for a serious conversation.
Investigation Day 9
The next morning, the crime lab sent their preliminary report on evidence collected in the investigation to date.
Investigation Day 10
The detectives started the day at the courthouse getting more search warrants.
Then they reviewed a letter from an insurance investigator Det. Armstrong had spoken with the previous day.
Late that night, investigators visited the restaurant where Dudley said he went after he left Duffy's on July 3rd.
Investigation Day 11
In the morning, the detectives reviewed some new information from the crime lab.
Then, they met with Dudley's mother to see if she could corroborate her son's whereabouts the weekend Andy was killed.
Investigators also added some more places of interest to the case locations map.
Their next conversation was decidedly less friendly than their chat with the reverend.
Investigation Day 12
By the next morning, the crime lab had some DNA results for the detectives to review.
Then, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy obtained search warrants to look for evidence consistent with trace found on the Colt pistol. They started at the victim's residence and then moved on to the Dykmans' place and ended the day at Carl Fine's home.
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Detectives Armstrong and Murphy saved Eddie Dooley's place for last since he was still locked up.
Investigation Day 15
Then, the detectives talked to Cindy Fine again to see if she wanted to change her story, and she told them quite a tale.
Next, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy wanted to see if Dudley could clear up a few questions for them.
Later, after they got a look at the Fines' phone records for the time surrounding the murder and subsequent discovery of the body, the detectives met with Andy's brother again to see if he was ready to acknowledge some hard truths.
Investigation Day 16
The next morning, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy went to see Joanna Laughlin again to see if she could ID the person she saw in the dark SUV.
Meanwhile, other investigators summarized the alibis for each person of interest and whether each alibi could be verified.
After lunch, the crime lab provided their preliminary findings on all those work gloves taken into evidence.
After reviewing the report, the detectives had another chat with Johnny Reagle.
Investigation Day 17
After receiving a tip, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy reviewed Cindy's phone calls on key days since her husband died.
Later that day, they made an arrest.
Before long, the person in custody decided they wanted to talk to the detectives.
Once the sheriff's department announced the arrest, the Oxford Weekly Planet made sure the community knew about it.