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Chief East Says OPD Aggressively Investigating Double Homicide

6:16 p.m. – The Oxford Police Department announced at a press conference that an arrest has been made. Regis Mister, 25, son of the deceased, is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center on two counts of murder. Mister is the family member who initially called the police this morning. However, East said that during the course of the investigation today, it became apparent that Mister was a suspect.

Why Mister allegedly killed his mother and younger brother is still unknown. We do know that he was previously employed by the Yalobusha Sheriffs Department, but was recently terminated (exact dates of employment unknown). East also released that a handgun was used in the incident, but did not have any more information about the weapon.

Here is a video of the press conference tonight:


Our thoughts and prayers here at HottyToddy.com go out to the family of the victims and everyone involved.

5:24 p.m. – The Oxford Police Department announced there is an update in this case and there will be a press conference at the police station at 6 p.m. HottyToddy.com is headed to cover the event.

1:56 p.m. – According to the Oxford Police Department, there are no new updates about the ongoing investigation at this time.

11:03 a.m. – In an interview with Police Chief Joey East, HottyToddy.com has learned the following:

The Oxford Police Department has characterized the case as a double homicide.

“We are aggressively investigating this case. We are deploying all available officers as well as collaborating with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office,” East said.

Chief East said that police are looking for a suspect who is not currently in custody.

10:49 a.m. – HottyToddy.com has been experiencing technical difficulties all morning with both our website and our Facebook page. Our website is up and running, but Facebook is still currently spotty.

Here is the latest on the incident in Oxford. Chief of Police Joey East released a statement which reads:

At approximately 6:00am on November 8, 2013, the Oxford Police Department received a call 
reporting that family members who has been shot were found at 292 County Road 301. At this 
time the Oxford Police Department can confirm that two victims on scene were found deceased 
and a homicide investigation is ongoing.The Oxford Police Department is with with Mississippi 
Bureau of Investigations and the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office to resolve this matter as 
quickly as possible. At this time, this is the only information available at the moment. Any 
further questions can be directed to Chief Joey East or his Executive Assistant Megan Prescott. 
Phone: 662-232-2400 
Email: megan@oxfordpolice.net

“It’s not everyday you wake up to a double homicide in Oxford,” neighbor Will Smith said. “They are an everyday, normal family. I’ve thrown footballs with the kid.”

8:43 a.m. – HottyToddy.com interviewed Major James Owens of the Oxford Police Department. Owens confirmed that at  292 South Lamar Blvd there has been a tragic incident involving multiple fatalities. The entire area is marked off with police tape. According to Owens, OPD is conducing a preliminary investigation. The Lafayette County Coroner, Rocky Kennedy, is on site, but no victims have been removed form the home.

This is an ongoing investigation. There will be a press conference within an hour with the OPD Chief of Police Joey East.

HottyToddy.com will cover this incident as new information becomes available.

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Lafayette County coroner van outside 292 South Lamar Blvd.
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292 South Lamar Blvd.

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