Ronald and McCheese found Grimace like that: stripped to the bone, skeletal structure exposed and glistening wetly in the marshes below the Chocolate Shake Volcano.
"Who'd do such a thing?" Ronald whispered.
McCheese shook his massive head. "No clue, Ronald. Birdy spotted him from the air, didn't see nobody else. She's
kinda messed up now. Not talking much. You understand."
"Yeah, I can imagine." Ronald stepped carefully around the body, knelt near Grimace's surprised face. Whoever did this left him intact above the shoulders. Weird.
Officer Big Mac broke through the bushes then, wading back up onto dry land. Ronald had never seen such a grim look on his hamburger lips, even during the worst of the Hamburglar's crime waves.
"Anything, Chief?" McCheese called.
Big Mac scowled. "Not a clue. No footprints, no artifacts, no murder weapon. Honestly, it's