While this case plays out in court, Kenneth Osburn is the talk of the town in Tiller. Osburn only lived there for a few months, but just about everyone knows his name and they are wondering if their neighbor could really be a killer.
The small town of Tiller, just outside McGehee is the type of town where everybody knows everybody; so many people recognized Kenneth Osburn's truck the first time it was shown on TV several weeks ago. That’s when police said it may have been connected to the murder of Casey Crowder.
Kenneth Osburn lives here on Wolf Project. Fannie Austin just moved in next door to Osburn's house today.
“Some are saying he's guilty. Some are saying he's not. It kind of goes anyway, but I was, I just didn't want to be his neighbor. If he's guilty, I don’t want him to live next door,” says Austin.
The stories of Kenneth Osburn could be heard throughout the community. They became as commonplace as the cotton that surrounds Osburn’s home and so many others here. Almost everyone began to weave their own theories about what happened.
“That type of thing just doesn't happen in this town. Everybody is in shock. It's the talk of the town,” says Austin.
One neighbor who didn't want to go on camera said Osburn was a nice man who would always wave back and say hello when spoken to. But she says she was a little frightened when she saw his truck on the news and was shocked when he was arrested.
Osburn has a son and a daughter and neighbors tell FOX16 news that the children are staying with relatives.