Following the interview with Christine Fisher on May 7, 2011, the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff’s Department conducted a canvass in the area of Christine Fisher’s residence at 25 E. Marion St., Pontotoc, Mississippi. They also talked to employees at the Piggly Wiggly store, which is about a mile from where Christine lives. The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
- Jeremiah Jones, 70, Wal-Mart employee, E. Marion Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863
The witness, who lives in the same apartment building as Christine on 25 E. Marion St., approached the detectives as they were canvassing the area and asked what they were doing. He said he often walks his dog around the block every evening. He recalled seeing a nice looking, gray-haired lady going to her car in front of the apartment building on April 15 around 7:45 p.m. He remembered he was late walking the dog that evening because his son had come to visit during the day. He said he always looks twice at nice looking ladies, especially those with gray hair. He said he smiled and nodded at her, but she ignored him for some reason.
- Gerry Randolph, 42, automobile salesman, E. Marion St. Pontotoc, MS 38863
The witness said he was taking his teenage daughter to a slumber party across town a bit before 8:00 p.m. when he saw Ms. Fisher going to her car parked on the street. When he returned less than an hour later, she was returning and parked her car on the street in front of her apartment building.
- Suzanne Toms, 65, resident on E. Marion St., Pontotoc, MS 38863
The witness said she is Ms. Fisher’s landlady and next-door neighbor. She remembered seeing Ms. Fisher on the evening of April 15 around 7:30-8:00 p.m. They chatted briefly. Ms. Toms said that Ms. Fisher said she was on the way to the store to take advantage of a bargain that advertised her cat’s favorite food.
- Sarah Turnbull, 32, 234 Clark Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863
The witness is a clerk at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store located at 237 W. Oxford Street and knows Ms. Fisher as a regular shopper. They have a love of cats in common and often talk about their pets. Ms. Fisher was in the store the evening of April 15 to take advantage of a special on Purina Cat Food, according to the witness. Ms. Turnbull remembered it was not long before she completed her shift at 8:30 p.m. that Ms. Fisher was in the store.