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Ballistics Analysis - Update

Updated ballistics analysis report on the evidence collected at the crime scene and during searches.

Trace Evidence Analysis - Update

Updated report on trace evidence collected from the crime scene, the victims, and during searches.

.38 handgun & ammo sales

Investigators canvassed gun dealers to review their sales records for .38 handgun & ammunition purchases.

Mira Lee interview #2

The detectives asked Mira for more information about Robert and Gary's relationship and other questions.

Harker Landscaping consent search

Rick Gill's employer gave investigators permission to search the offices and property.

Updated map

The map has been updated with additional Yoknapatawpha County locations relevant to the investigation.

Witness alibis

Investigators summarized the alibis and whether they could be corroborated.

Rick Gill search

YCSD investigators obtained a warrant to search Rick Gill's residence and vehicle.

Ned Fisher search

YCSD investigators obtained a warrant to search Ned Fisher's residence and vehicle.

Bio sample collection

The detectives obtained warrants to collect biological samples from potential suspects.

Why no leads in double murder?

Oxford Weekly Planet guest post: City councilman questions progress in solving double homicide.

Rick Gill interview #2

The detectives asked Rick to answer some questions that came up since their last conversation.

Fingerprint analysis

The Crime Lab analyzed prints from the crime scene at the Pruitt residence.

William & Virginia Harker interview

The detectives spoke to William & Virginia Harker about their employee Rick Gill.

Trace evidence analysis

Preliminary forensic analysis findings on trace evidence from the crime scene and the victims.

Ballistics Analysis

Preliminary report on analysis of the weapon, bullets, and casing recovered at the crime scene.

Christine Fisher interview #2

The detectives were hoping Christine would give them more insight into her sons.

Joel Fisher interview #2

The detectives asked Joel more about his relationships with his estranged father and brother.

Criminal History – Ned Fisher

YCSD investigators ran a check on Ned Fisher's criminal history in the State of Mississippi.

Ned Fisher interview #2

The detectives met with Ned again to pin down his alibi and learn more about his father.

James Bettis interview

The detectives spoke to Ned Fisher's neighbors, including Mr. Bettis, about Ned's alibi.

Vanessa Pruitt interview #2

The detectives wanted Vanessa to clarify a few things that she told them previously.

Bell alibi canvass

Investigators spoke with neighbors and others to try to confirm Gloria's alibi.

Gerald & Dee Dee Hattin interview

The detectives talked to Vanessa's parents about her whereabouts when her husband was murdered.

Joel Fisher alibi canvass

Investigators canvassed the area where Joel said he was working to try to corroborate his alibi.

Christine Fisher alibi canvass

Investigators talked with Piggly Wiggle employees and Christine's neighbors to check her alibi.

Woodruff alibi canvass

Investigators canvassed Oxford bars to corroborate Jackie's whereabouts the night of the homicides.

Criminal History – Jackie Woodruff

YCSD investigators ran a check on Jackie Woodruff's criminal history in the State of Mississippi.

Preliminary shooting reconstruction

Forensic analysts determined likely trajectories for the bullets fired in the Pruitt basement

Gary Rayburn interview #2

The detectives met with Gary again to clarify some of his previous statements.

Gill alibi canvass

Investigators tried to find witnesses who could verify Rick's whereabouts the night of the homicides

Criminal History – Rick Gill

YCSD investigators ran a check on Rick Gill's criminal history in the State of Mississippi.

Gloria Bell interview

The detectives spoke to Robert's first wife about her relationships with him and his law partner.

Gloria Bell biography

Gloria has been focused on her career and public service since her marriage failed.

Ned Fisher interview

The detectives went to see the second victim's younger son and business partner.

Ned Fisher biography

After a rowdy childhood, Ned settled down after going into business with his father.

Christine Fisher interview

The detectives drove over to Pontotoc to talk to Wayne Fisher's ex-wife.

Christine Fisher biography

Christine was married to Wayne Fisher for 14 years before their divorce.

Joel Fisher interview

The detectives located Wayne Fisher's son Joel and spoke with him about his father.

Joel Fisher biography

After a turbulent childhood, Joel has been estranged from his father and brother for years.

Archive: Pruitt to defend accused killer

From the Oxford Weekly Planet archives… The Crime Beat reports

Places of Interest map

This map shows locations in Yoknapatawpha County relevant to the investigation.

Wayne Fisher biography

After a rocky past, Wayne's prospects finally improved after going into business with his son.

Criminal history – Wayne Fisher

YCSD investigators ran a check on Wayne Fisher's criminal history in the State of Mississippi.

Jackie Woodruff interview

The detectives talked to Jackie about her dispute with Robert Pruitt.

Jackie Woodruff biography

Jackie blamed Robert Pruitt for the time she served in prison.

Coroner's Summary Report - victim #2

The coroner provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of the second shooting victim.

Coroner's Summary Report - victim #1

The coroner provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of Robert Pruitt.

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