The local news reports live from the crime scene, where a young mother was found dead in her home.
On January 27, 2001, a 911 caller reported the discovery of a body inside an Elm Street residence.
The local newspaper reports on the death of young mother, Melissa Hammond.
DOB: 12/12/93 Occupation: Student Hometown: Oxford, MS Relationship to case: Victim's daughterExcerpt: "Liddie still believes to this day that if she had been more of a good girl, they would…"
DOB: 7/18/75 Occupation: Hairstylist Hometown: Oxford, MS Relationship to case: VictimExcerpt: "Sometimes the fights escalated into the breaking of furniture and dishes and even violent…"
The detectives spoke to Jonah Dale at the crime scene, after he found his daughter's body and called 911.
DOB: 5/4/49 Occupation: Hardware department manager Hometown: Tupelo, MS Relationship to case: Victim's fatherExcerpt: "Jonah was heartbroken and lonely but fought his depression to…"
The detectives spoke with Missy Hammond's friend and neighbor, Kevin Travers, about what went on in the neighborhood the day before her body was found.
DOB: 6/2/72 Occupation: Photographer Hometown: Pontotoc, MS Relationship to case: Victim's neighborExcerpt: "Kevin often seethed with anger and frustration when he…"
CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of items taken into evidence in the Missy Hammond homicide investigation.
The detectives spoke to a teenager who was babysitting across the street from the Hammond house on the afternoon of January 26, 2001.
Investigators prepared a map of Missy Hammond's neighborhood
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