Suspect in custody for tourist murder

The Crime Beat reports: A suspect is in custody for killing Rolf Warner.

Suspect interview

In light of the forensic report, the detectives asked someone to explain a few things.

Fingerprint analysis

The crime lab sent over preliminary findings on fingerprints lifted from the Warner crime scene.

Preliminary Coroner's Report

The coroner's office provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of Rolf Warner. Additional analyses are ongoing.

JP Wallace interview

The detectives spoke to the man who reportedly was with Lita when Rolf was killed.

Gus Heller alibi check

YCSD investigators canvassed the route between Rowan Oak and the Rebel Inn.

Linus Broadwell interview

The detectives asked Linus to come in for some follow-up questions.

Linus Broadwell bio

Linus is a native Mississippian with a passion for Southern culture and the finer things

Linus Broadwell criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Linus Broadwell.

Julie Finch interview

The detectives spoke with a Rowan Oak tour guide.

Joe Swift criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Joe Swift.

Steve Potter criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Steve Potter. 

Pilar Adams criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Pilar Adams.

Ben Moreland criminal history

YCSD investigators ran a routine criminal background check on Ben Moreland.

Pickaxe detail

CSU provided additional information about the possible murder weapon.

Evidence inventory

CSU provided a preliminary inventory of evidence collected from the Rowan Oak crime scene. 

Lita Harrison interview

The detectives asked Lita about her business and personal relationships with Rolf and Gus.

Lita Harrison bio

Lita does whatever is required to take care of herself and her family.

Gus Heller interview

The detectives talked to Gus about why he and Rolf came to town.

Gus Heller bio

Gus Heller and the victim were lifelong friends and recently went into business together.

Rebel Inn canvass

Investigators spoke to motel employees about the victim and his two traveling companions.

Body found at Rowan Oak

The Crime Beat reports: Body discovered on the grounds of William Faulkner home

Steve Potter bio

Steve blundered through life until a friendly corrections officer helped him find a better path.

Joe Swift bio

Joe became a Rowan Oak groundskeeper and a father the same year.

Rowan Oak canvass

Investigators spoke to the groundskeepers and other employees connected to Rowan Oak at the scene.

Pilar Adams bio

Pilar works as a groundskeeper at Rowan Oak and occasionally takes classes at the university.

Ben Moreland bio

Ben Moreland is a musician who also works as a groundskeeper to pay the bills.

Ben Moreland interview

The detectives asked Ben about his discovery of the body at Rowan Oak. 

Rolf Warner bio

A man believed to be Rolf Warner was found dead on the grounds of Rowan Oak.

Incident report

The body of an adult male was found on the grounds of Rowan Oak.


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