Crime scene canvass
On Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, Detectives Murphy and Parker spoke to owners and employees of other businesses near the Harte Agency to find out if anyone witnessed anything potentially relevant to the murder of Annette Wyatt.
These interviews are representative of all interviews conducted.
Mary Danker, Danker School of Dance
Monday, August 30, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.
Detective Murphy: Would you please state your name and address for the record?
Mary Danker: My name is Mary Danker, and I live at 317 Windsor Drive North.
Detective Murphy: Where were you on the evening of Saturday, August 28th?
Mary Danker: The night Ms. Wyatt was killed? I left here around 6:30 and went home to work on costume designs for our next recital.
Detective Murphy: Were you in the school on Sunday?
Mary Danker: Sunday belongs to the Lord.
Detective Parker: How well did you know Ms. Wyatt?
Mary Danker: She stopped in a few times, first to ask whether I rented or owned my home, and then to ask whether I felt like moving. She made it seem more like a friendly chat, but that's what her visits amounted to.
Detective Parker: How often would you say she did that?
Mary Danker: Probably every three or four months. She'd ask about upcoming recitals, but I never noticed she attended.
Detective Murphy: Do you have any idea who may have wanted to kill her?
Mary Danker: None whatsoever. I'll tell you this, though. Whenever I'm alone in the school now, I keep the doors locked.