Jun 11, 2013

The guy gets around

The Face in the Mirror has all the dish!

In this edition: late dates, curious confabs, and no rest for the weary

Greetings, peeps!

The View from the Behind the Chair is the only place you'll hear the things women only tell their hairdressers.

And in this chair?
In the first chair, a late-shift hash-slinger tells me that one of our favorite confirmed bachelors was huddled up at the Huddle House with a local lady on a night when The Powers That Be might like to know their whereabouts. My source says neither of these two golden agers are regular late night diners, I suppose it could be a joint bout of insomnia or maybe a sudden desire to see and be seen.

And in this chair?
In the second chair, a certain someone at our scrumptious up-scale, down-home eatery says that same very single sundries seller was shoulder-to-shoulder with a certain slap-happy senora over a spinach steak salad recently. It seems the twosome were having an intense conversation about that recently-deceased scoundrel who's been the subject of scandalous speculation. Curious, n'est-ce pas?

And in this chair?
And in the third chair, school's out for summer, but not all is quiet on the academic front, according to a beleaguered worker bee in the know. An upcoming session spotlighting Oxford's favorite son has boxers in a bunch in some sectors. Come on, profs! It's summertime and the living is easy. Give the staff a break. May I suggest a spa day?

I'm just hearing, and I'm just saying.
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Jun 3, 2013

More body parts at Lamar Park?

Lamar Park
The start of summer is turning particularly gruesome this year with word that even more body parts were found in Lamar Park earlier today.

Kyle Parker, a popular physical trainer in town, tells the Crime Beat that he found the bag while walking a friend's dog. "At first, I didn't know what the dog had found, but I knew it didn't smell very good," Parker said. "But after what they found at the park last week, I knew I had to do my civic duty and call 911. I like to do everything I can to assist the lovely and talented detectives at the sheriff's department."

Elizabeth Jones, the public information officer for the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, confirmed the find. "A dog found a package at Lamar Park this morning that contains possible human remains. There is a forensic team on site searching the area. We ask the public for their cooperation and understanding as portions of Lamar Park my have reduced accessibility in the coming days."

With the discovery of a severed finger at the Rebel Inn last month and suspected feet, legs and arms at the park last week, Oxonians are asking a lot of questions about where and who these body parts came from and how they got to the locations where they were found. And what does the sheriff's department believe the connection is between these body parts and the missing man they've been looking for, Oscar Knight.

Jones said the YCSD has not yet located Knight, who was staying in the Rebel Inn room where the finger was found and has not been seen since May 25th. The YCSD is asking anyone who has any information about Knight to contact them.
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Jun 2, 2013

Rebel Inn finger identified

Fingerprint IDs Thumb
The finger that was discovered on May 26, 2013 at the Rebel Inn has now been positively identified via fingerprint match using previous arrest records. The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department confirmed yesterday that the finger belonged to Oscar Knight of Tupelo, Mississippi.

"The Department reached out to law enforcement agencies across the state and across the country in an effort to identify the thumb," said Elizabeth Jones, public information officer for the YCSD. "It turned out that the Tupelo Police Department had relevant information, which they shared with us in the spirit of cooperation that is well-established between Mississippi jurisdictions."

"Despite public speculation, investigators have suspected that the finger was Oscar Knight's for some time now," Jones added. "Now that we know who it belonged to, we can move on to why and who was responsible."

When asked if the body parts found in Lamar Park on May 30, 2013, also belonged to Oscar Knight, Jones said, "At this time, the Coroner and the Crime Lab are still processing evidence from both scenes, and we have no official connection between the two scenes for now."

With this new information, it seems the investigation will be heading in a different direction. We hear that all of the parts that have been discovered to date are male, though no law enforcement source has been willing to speculate on the record about whether they all came from the same person.

Mr. Knight's family has been contacted but declined to give a statement.

The positive identification of the thumb perhaps raises more questions than it answers. Did Oscar Knight lose his thumb in a battle with an unknown victim? Or an unknown assailant?

When will the YCSD tell Oxonians what's really going on?

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Jun 1, 2013

Have you seen this man?

The YCSD is looking for this man
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone who has seen this man to contact them.

Oscar Knight has not been seen since last Saturday, May 25th. Some witnesses have placed him at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill that night.

His whereabouts after he left there are uncertain, though there is some indication he may have returned to the motel where he was staying. Knight was a guest at the Rebel Inn motel on S Lamar, where he checked in last Friday.

On Sunday, May 26th, a severed human finger was found in Knight's room at the motel, but Knight himself was nowhere to be found.

The YCSD won't say whether they believe Knight was the victim or the perpetrator in that incident. All they'll say is they'd like to find him and talk to him.

If you have any information about Oscar Knight or where he is now, please contact the YCSD

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