Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a body on a roadside in eastern Yoknapatawpha County.

Zoe Chase bio

Zoe worked in publishing in New York before she became a columnist in Oxford.

Beau Jenkins bio

Outside of school and work, Beau studies true crime and is active in his church.

Beau Jenkins interview

The detectives talked to the young man who found Zoe's body.

Incident report

A fellow officer notified Detectives Armstrong and Murphy about a potentially related incident.

Shirley Harris interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to a witness in a potentially related incident.

Howard & Marion Neidelmen bio

Howard and Marion are devoted to each other and their only child, Nancy.

Howard & Marion Neidelmen interview

The detectives spoke to Howard and Marion shortly after they arrived in town.

Columnist slain

The Crime Beat reports: OWP columnist Zoe Chase killed in possible carjacking

Evidence inventory - Chase residence

The detectives took some items into evidence from Zoe's house.

Jack Swanson bio

Jack caught the acting bug in high school and pursued it in college and beyond.

Jack Swanson interview

Detective Armstrong ran into Jack at Zoe's house.

Peggy LeClaire bio

Peggy grew up in Michigan and moved to Oxford after college.

Peggy LeClaire interview

Detective Armstrong asked Peggy about her business and personal relationships with Zoe.

Mallory Benson bio

A founding member of the Oxford Writers Circle, Mallory has published several books to modest success.

Mallory Benson interview

Detective Murphy spoke to Zoe's friend and fellow writer, Mallory.

Ed Bonner bio

Ed has never been happier since he married vivacious Dani and they had twin girls.

Ed Bonner interview

The detectives visited the Bonner residence and spoke to Ed, the only one home at the time.

Dani Bonner bio

Dani and Zoe were best friends from the day they met until the day Zoe died.

Dani Bonner interview

The detectives went back to the Bonner residence a little later to talk to Dani.

Evidence inventory - crime scene

CSU provided an inventory of evidence collected at the scene of Zoe Chase's homicide.

Audio transcript

Investigators transcribed a portion of an audio recording potentially relevant to the Zoe Chase homicide.

Debbie Fitzgerald bio

Debbie has lived all over the country as she struggled to find her path in life.

Debbie Fitzgerald interview

At the detectives' request, Debbie came in to talk about her relationship with Zoe.

Steven Atwater bio

After a painful divorce, Steven regained his footing when he started writing.

Steven Atwater interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to Steven about the tensions in his relationship with Zoe.

Oxford Writers Circle canvass

The detectives spoke to members of Zoe's writing group about their meeting the night she was killed.

Richard Bertuch interview

Detective Armstrong stopped by The Oxford Weekly Planet to talk to Zoe's editor.

Chase call records

Investigators examined call activity from Zoe's cell phone on the day she was killed.

Zoe's calendar entries

The detectives reviewed Zoe's calendar entries for the day she was killed and the next day.

Kathy Silverman bio

Kathy started young in the publishing industry and later started her own literary agency.

Kathy Silverman interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to the agent who was negotiating Zoe's book deal.

Coroner's report

The Coroner's Office provided a preliminary autopsy report on Zoe Chase. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Russell Templeton interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to one of Jack's friends about the night Zoe was killed.

Henry Butler interview

Detective Armstrong visited the other person Jack said he was with the night Zoe died.

Zoe's journal excerpts

Investigators noted potentially relevant entries from Zoe's journals.

Peggy LeClaire interview #2

Detective Armstrong asked Peggy more about her work for Zoe and the last writers' group meeting.

Dani Bonner interview #2

The detectives went back to Dani to get some more information.

Places of Interest

Investigators compiled a map of locations relevant to the Zoe Chase homicide investigation.

John Lawton-Taylor interview

A man approached the detectives after the funeral and asked to speak to them.

Mallory Benson interview #2

In light of new information, the detectives wanted Mallory to answer some more questions.

Tammy Wilson interview

Tammy contacted detectives to say she might have some information relevant to the investigation.

Zoe's Chase

After speaking to Richard Bertuch, Tammy sent the information Detective Armstrong requested.

Howard & Marion Neidelmen interview #2

Detective Murphy called Howard and Marion to ask some follow-up questions.

Steven Atwater interview #2

Detective Armstrong spoke to Steven about the tensions in his relationship with Zoe.

Columnist laid to rest

The Crime Beat reports: OWP columnist Zoe Chase remembered

Debbie Fitzgerald interview #2

Debbie came in to answer a few more questions about Zoe.

Jack Swanson interview #2

Jack came in for another conversation with Detective Armstrong.

Alice Zerousnik interview

Investigators identified a potential witness among Zoe's phone contacts.

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