Evidence recovered in 1974 murder
By Dwayne Bremer
May 2, 2014, 19:59
Mary Ann Farve
Hancock County sheriff's investigators have located numerous investigative files related to the Mary Ann Farve kidnapping and murder investigation and it is possible that physical evidence may also be located soon, Sheriff Ricky Adam said Thursday.
Two weeks ago, the sheriff's office reopened the 40-year-old murder mystery.
In the past two weeks, Adam said, a large amount of information has been located.
Adam said original case files from Hancock County, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI have been located and returned to Hancock County.
Physical evidence collected when Farve's remains were found in January 1975 was sent to the FBI lab in Washington D.C., Adam said.
That evidence is believed to still be in existence and the FBI is currently looking through its archives to locate it, Adam said.
"We have found quite a bit of information," Adam said. "There has been great cooperation from all of the agencies involved and we want to thank them for taking the time to locate these records."
Adam said he has assigned two investigators to the case, but it may take some time to get a full picture of what was going on at the time of the crime.
"There is a lot of information to go through," he said. "Our investigators are working diligently on it."
According to news reports at the time, there were witnesses who saw a man and a vehicle in the area on the morning of April 22, 1974.
Adam asked that if anyone remembers seeing anything unusual on that morning or has any information on the case to call the sheriff's office at 228=255-9191. Tips can also be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.