But this one was different. .As I looked around I tried to image what had happened here. The other detectives and tech guys started to fill in the room. The set up their lights, and took pictures. Every square inch of the room was photographed in glorious high definition digital images. For future pouring over at the labs.The guys in white suits dusted for prints and looked for microscopic forensic evidence . He knew there wouldn't be any. But they had to go through the motions anyway. Hell. there wasn't even a body.
My mind said; No Body; No Crime. But there seemed to be something about this case bothering me more then just the rash of disappearances and the way they were done done, It seemed to too perfect, Whoever was doing this had left virtually no evidence of the crime. Not even a body. Only a Note delivered to the police station by a unnoticed delivery person sometime it had been delivered by a kid, sometimes by a man or a woman, several time it had just appeared on the chief's desk mysteriously. No one had as yet been able to figure out out how it got there. All the notes said was a date and time.and location. When the police got there, there was no body. But the area had been sanitized. clean as operating room.
The profiles were very busy trying to work up a profile on this guy. He was definitely very smart. had access to police headquarters and have the means and know how to make people disappear completely without a trace. It goes without saying that the families and communities are upset. So far there had been over 24 victims . All ages, races, both men and woman.
As lead detective on this case it was my responsibility to come up with answers. I had no answers. What I privately told the chief, and the press were essentially the same thing We don't know a thing.
What I didn't tell the chief, was I did know who was doing it. He would not like to hear it.
Proving it was another mater. and getting people to accept it was going to be even harder. It has suspected that there was something going on that was not of this world for some time. People had reported hearing noises . Jet noises, and there was no jet, see lights where there should not have been. It was getting "weird" and weirder, as the months went on. But I still hadn't been able to find the source of the happening that have been plaguing the town for the last several months. Everyone is on pins and needles scared to leave their house, and even go to work in many cases. People just vanish without a trace .Almost without a trace. Just the note.
I know who wrote the notes. I did. It was easy for me to sneak into the chiefs office and leave it on his desk. A few times I got someone to deliver it, just to keep things interesting. The reason there was no forensic evidence is because the bodies were never there. it was just to keep them running in circles. I also know where the bodies are. and what the noises and lights they have been hearing for the past several month are.
It was finally over. I met my boss. The ship came down low out of the sky . Landing not far from me, and the bran I was standing near. He came out.
"You got them?"
"Right Here." indicating the inside of the barn.
We went inside. There were the 24 plus bodies frozen and ready for transport.
A couple of other beings came out of the ship and carried them into it. stowing them for their journey to their now home.
"Here's your earths cash. Theses will do very nicely in our Zoo. You sure you don't want to come along? "
"No, I've got a lot of work to do here."