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.
It’s been a few days. All still remains quiet in my little neighborhood. Not that I am concerned or surprised. People here are so stupid. I’m at this shithole of a bar. For a message from a friend. It stinks…bad! As instructed. Third table on the left, by the back window. The bartender will bring only a napkin. Ah, good man, right on time. I’m a stickler for punctuality. And, it seems I’m getting much better at this. I’ve been informed the chap from the other night was a teacher. Teachers can be bad too. Nonetheless, he had it coming. Let’s just say, we all have lessons to learn…
Should I even order coffee? I hate coffee. This place does look like it could serve a half-decent pot. I guess I’ll have to get something just to blend in with these people. Great, now the waitress is staring at me? Does she know? OK, now she’s tapping her pen. I’m really not in the mood for her right now. She’s bringing on a headache. All I can think about is the success of last night. Yes, I drank cheap disgusting booze with cheap disgusting strangers. But, I prepared for that. I did go over the line with killing that guy. Had to though, had to get closer. And, I did…
The town of James Harbour was just a few short kilometres up ahead. Jake Fox, a detective, was hoping the narrowing of the highway was an indication that this god-forsaken bus ride was nearing its end. The eight-hour drive from where the ferry had landed him had finally taken its toll. Looking out his window, Jake was starting to realize how remote this community was going to be. A complete contrast to the big city in which he just came. ‘People actually live out here?’ He mumbles under his breath. Surveying the landscape some more, he couldn’t deny its beauty. Rolling hills and rugged mountains sheltered the tiny hamlet on three sides, tucked away from the mood swings of mother nature. Jake’s view suddenly changed from a picturesque backdrop to a rocky cliff-front. The bus had begun a descent down a steep winding road, at the bottom, a causeway that led directly into the center of town. Continue reading “James Harbour”