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.