“Victim is a white female, approximately twenty-seven years of age,” the young police officer replied as he stood over the nude body. “At first glance it would appear as if the victim was tortured before she was killed.”
“That is stating the obvious, Rookie.” A detective dressed in a black suit stood beside the uniformed cop. “Every crime scene has a story to tell. What is this one telling you?”
“I-I’m not sure, Lieutenant Williams.” The young officer looked into his eyes and quickly looked away. Not many could stand the lieutenant’s stare for long and he understood why. In that brief second it was if the detective had burned a hole in his skin straight through to his soul.
“I’m not here to bust your chops. Take a deep breath and tell me not only what you see, but what you believe the victim is telling you.” Lieutenant Williams took a step back