Case file

This case file contains original investigation documentation: It includes the autopsy, police reports, crime scene sketches, witness and suspect statements, pickup orders (arrest warrants), and arrest reports. It also includes newspaper clippings. Many of these documents have been transcribed for ease of reading and to aid in locating information.

Crime scene sketches

The Unsolved Murder of Lonzy Haywood Minshew The Unsolved Murder of Lonzy Haywood Minshew

Autopsy

Autopsy Protocol, August 17, 1963 9:00 a.m.

Supplementary Report

The following items are transcribed from New Orleans Police Department Supplementary Report, item number H-9201-63.

Witness and suspect statements

Statements are listed in the order believed to have been taken by police. The compiled time shown is the time that is given on the respective statement. However, I’m not clear if this is the actual time the statement was given.

  • Philip Schneider, 17 Aug 1963 8:40 a.m.
  • Bonnie Minshew, 17 Aug 1963 6:35 p.m.
  • Wallace Hewes West, 17 Aug 1963 6:20 p.m.
  • Esther Walgamotte, 19 Aug 1963 3:40 a.m.
  • Helen Brewster Mayo, 20 Aug 1963 2:20 a.m.
  • Earl Russell Hart, 1st statement, 23 Aug 1963 5:55 a.m.
  • Walter Edgar Sorrell, 23 Aug 1963 7:00 a.m.
  • Earl Russell Hart, 2nd statement. 26 Aug 1963 4:15 a.m.
  • Noah Wilson Pitts, 27 Aug 1963 2:05 a.m.
  • Harold Neal West, 29 Aug 1963 1:29 a.m.
  • James Eddie Sullinger, 29 Aug 1963 6:20 a.m.
  • Susie Vickers Pitts, 29 Aug 1963 10:40 a.m.
  • Noah Wilson Pitts, 2nd statement, 29 Aug 1963 3:56 p.m.
  • Raymond Oncale, 18 Oct 1963 1:47 a.m.

Arrest reports, pickup orders