Jessie, Jess! How? I thought you were still in Texas?
I am. Well, I’m still there that is. I’m only back for a few days, one of Charlie’s college friends is getting married. Our plane touched down maybe an hour ago, and knowing you’re still a creature of habit, I knew right where to find you.
Seriously! Four days? It really took them…never mind. They’re idiots. Remember, they’re all incompetent fools. One brutal headache after the other, I waited. All that time waiting around to see my glorious work, displayed for the fine people of Jamestown and the story gets barely ninety seconds of airtime. They didn’t even show the good parts, well…his parts.
Good evening, folks. Jim Gordons, KJYN News, first at six.
At approximately 10:45 A.M. this morning, Jamestown police responded to call about a possible homicide. Several officers and first responders descended upon an abandoned building earlier today located on the property which is owned by Breton Industrial, a steel fabrication plant. Details are sketchy, but early reports suggest the victim is a white male, possibly in his late thirties. He died in what some are calling a prefabricated high school classroom. A room in which, has been confirmed was not on the property just a few days ago. The man’s identity is currently being withheld until authorities can inform his next of kin.
Ah, Det. Frost! Perfect, you’re here. OK, since we’re all present, let’s get started. Follow me, the body is this way. So, Det. Frost, have you ever dissected a frog? In high school, perhaps? Then, how about a teacher? Ever dissect a teacher?
Frost, hey…come in, sit down. Listen, you’re up. Downstairs just called. Someone’s found a body. They say this one’s a smidge above their pay grade. So, I’m going to need you to take the lead. Captain! What about my vacation? You know it starts tomorrow. You know how long I’ve been planning for this. My wife’s going to kill me. I don’t even take vacations, and she finally convinced me. Oh, she’s killing me. I am just as dead as this vic. Calm Down, calm down! Cap, you’re the one who put this trip in her mind. I’m sorry Frost, I realize that. And, it wasn’t me, it was my lovely wife. At your party. Deal with it Frost, you’re a big boy. She’ll understand. What can I say? This stuff happens in our world. You signed up for this. Now, stop your whining. Take a look in that folder. It’s what we know so far. You’re going to owe me Cap. Promise me an extra three weeks right here on the spot and I’ll do an about-face. We won’t have to discuss anything further and I’ll do my job and hopefully save my marriage at the same time. We’ll talk about it Frost. No promises. Remember, I am your superior. I can just order you. Alright, alright…let me see the damn file. Geez, why can’t serial killers be like teachers and take the summer off? Yeah, about that Frost. The vic… …he’s a teacher.