A look at the events and the investigation since Julie Mitchell's 2010 homicide in Oklahoma City.
Nov. 2, 2010
The body of Julie Mitchell, 34, is found by a stepson about 10:20 p.m. at her northwest Oklahoma City home, 640 NW 150. Her 13-month-old daughter, who was unharmed, was found next to her mother's body in a pool of blood. On her Facebook page, Mitchell earlier wrote: “I am so happy. I am now a Mom! I love my little baby girl London more than I could have ever imagined! Life now has officially begun:-).”
Nov. 4, 2010
Oklahoma City police refuse to release the 911 call concerning Julie Mitchell's death.
Nov. 5, 2010
Police say Julie Mitchell was beaten to death and they are looking into information written in an anonymous letter given to local media outlets about the death. The medical examiner's office says Mitchell suffered blunt-force trauma wounds to the head. There was no indication of sexual assault.
Nov. 12, 2010
The Oklahoman reports that attorney Larry Cassil, a Mitchell family friend, said Julie Mitchell's body was found in front of a safe in a closet. He said a “considerable amount of money” was taken.
Dec. 7, 2010
A group calling itself Friends of Julie Mitchell offers a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer, police said.
Jan. 27, 2011
An autopsy report is released showing Julie Mitchell suffered a broken nose, broken jaw, shattered skull, broken rib and 25 large cuts to her scalp. Four teeth were missing. She had a cut on her tongue, cuts to her chin and cuts to her lips. She had nine cuts and 12 bruises on her face. A bone inside her mouth was broken. She had abrasions on her chest and seven bruises on her right hand.
March 9, 2011
Police confirm that two Oklahoma City television stations have each received another anonymous letter connected to the beating death of Julie Mitchell.
March 19, 2011
The Oklahoman reports a state multicounty grand jury is being used in the Julie Mitchell death investigation.
March 29, 2011
The grand jury hears testimony from the husband and a stepson of Julie Mitchell. Husband Teddy Mitchell testified almost three hours and stepson Daniel Mitchell testified for almost two hours.
April 20, 2011
The grand jury hears testimony from two of Julie Mitchell's other stepsons, Nick Mitchell and Dryden Mitchell, who each testified about two hours. Another witness, Edmond insurance agent Michael Thomas, refused to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
April 21, 2011
The Oklahoman reports the FBI and Internal Revenue Service are investigating illegal gambling accusations surrounding Teddy Mitchell.
May 18, 2011
The Oklahoman reports that a federal grand jury has become involved in the gambling inquiry of Teddy Mitchell. His attorney, Scott Adams, says Mitchell denies involvement in illegal gambling.
August 11, 2011
Julie Mitchell's father, Harvey Bryant, testifies before the state multicounty grand jury and then asks for the public's help in solving the case. “There's a killer out there and we need to find him,” Bryant said. “Somebody out there knows something. I wish they would come forward.”
Police search Michael Thomas' Edmond home and insurance office, taking computers. Police also collect a DNA sample.