"Molly the Border Collie" Chapter 3 Part 3

Nancy Czerwinski By Nancy Czerwinski, 21st May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/58e2dxub/
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Molly and Dad have been called in on a murder investigation. They are at the apartment complex viewing the crime scene. Dad's taking pictures and Molly's looking around the room for clues.

The Crime Scene

Dad got as far as the living room when the caretakers motioned for him to go down the hall and into the master bedroom. Molly followed because she didn't want to miss any valuable clues. When she rounded the corner into the bedroom her heart skipped a beat. The room was a mess. The victim had obviously put up a fight with the murderer. A lamp had been thrown against the wall and smashed into little pieces. When Molly saw that she wondered if this could be one of those crimes of passion cases. Those could get really sticky and especially if there were other people involved. Molly looked over at Dad and he was just standing there looking around the room. He was obviously just as surprised as Molly to see the state of the room. What they saw was a room in complete upheaval. It looked like a tornado had swooped down and landed right in the middle of the room. There was nothing on the dresser because it was all on the floor. The drawers were open and clothes were everywhere. There was a bra hanging halfway out of the top side drawer. That meant the victim was most likely a woman.

Putting together the clues

The condition of the room told Molly that in all probability the murderer was searching for something of value. Molly was almost certain that the victim knew the murderer. For one thing there was no forced entry. That means the victim would have let the murderer in the apartment. From the condition of the bedroom Molly would say a male had been the murderer. She could be wrong but she didn't think so. Molly walked over by the bed and noticed a spot of blood on the night stand. The body was found in the bathroom so either it was moved or the fight began in the bedroom and continued into the bathroom. Only time would tell. As each discovery came out it would lead them closer to the murderer. They'd get their man but it might take some time.

Interviewing the caretakers.

Dad went into the kitchen and put his notebook on the kitchen table. He sat down and began to write down a few notes. The caretakers came into the kitchen and Dad asked them to sit down. Dad asked about the victim. She was about 35 and had lived in the apartment for about a year. She was quiet and reserved and she never bothered anyone. Once a week a gentleman would come to see her and spend the night. The caretaker's wife knew this because she was at the front desk in the evenings. She picked that time to do her paperwork and collect the rent. From what she could remember the gentleman would come on Saturday nights. That was all she knew. Dad asked for a description of the man. The lady said he was about 6 feet tall with dark hair. She said he was a distinguished looking man who always wore a suit. He never spoke to her so she couldn't add anything else.

Returning to the Lobby

When the interview was over the caretakers locked the apartment and they went back down the elevator to the lobby. Dad asked if there were cameras in the building. The answer had been yes so dad wanted to collect the evidence and take it home to view. Molly stood by the desk while Dad signed a paper stating what he was taking and then they walked outside and headed toward the car. Molly wanted to see the tapes when Dad viewed them. She hoped beyond hope that they would see the killer. The only problem was that the only room in the building that had surveillance was the lobby and the elevator area. If the killer knew another way to get into the building that would be a problem.

Going Home

Dad took the freeway home. He was driving way beyond the speed limit and the windows were down. Molly's hair was blowing all over the place. Dad didn't have much hair so it didn't matter to him. She knew he wanted to get home and view the tapes but if he kept driving like they were on the Indianapolis 500 they'd be lucky if they got home alive. At one point Molly was holding on for dear life. She was sliding all over the front seat. By some miracle they made it to their exit and Dad pulled off. They only had a couple more miles to go and they'd be home.

To be continued

"Molly the Border Collie"

"Molly the Border Collie" Chapter 1 Part 2

All pictures shared from Wikimedia commons

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Apartment Complex, Clues, Crime Of Passion, Crime Scene, Disaster, Pictures, Victim

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I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
21st May 2015 (#)

That does it! I am taking Molly home to live with me. Tooooo cute. I feel like I KNOW her. LOL. Great page as ALWAYS, Nancy!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st May 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much for the awesome comment. You are the best of the best. I love Molly too! If I keep writing about Molly I'm going to have to go get another Border Collie.

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author avatar Retired
21st May 2015 (#)

Molly has a fan club. We all love Molly. Excellent!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st May 2015 (#)

CM, thanks for the wonderful comment. You know I think she does have a fan club. I love her too.

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author avatar Shamarie
21st May 2015 (#)

I love the action, Nancy! Good job!!!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st May 2015 (#)

Shamarie, Thanks! I'm so glad you liked this part.

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author avatar snerfu
22nd May 2015 (#)

Nice getting interesting. Good going Nancy.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
22nd May 2015 (#)

Snerfu, thank you so much for reading Molly's story! You are the best!

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author avatar Carol Roach
22nd May 2015 (#)

strange that someone will be allowed to take the evidence. The police would have quarantined the area, and the evidence would be sent to the lab.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
22nd May 2015 (#)

Carol, the police sent Dad working there. They had already done everything they needed to do and Dad is following up looking for anything they might have missed.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd May 2015 (#)

Molly would have picked up some clues but she is not letting Milly, sorry the cat, out of the bag!

Dad is rather reckless - maybe, the tension is telling on him. You keep the plot riveting, thanks Nancy - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
23rd May 2015 (#)

Siva, you are the best. Thanks for being Molly's friend. I think Milly is going is going to sit this one out. She's such a gentle soul. I think Dad is a little spacey so it's a good thing he has Molly.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
26th May 2015 (#)

Smart pooch. Her investigative skills are on point.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
26th May 2015 (#)

Sherri, I was just thinking I should be as smart as Molly! LOL Thanks for the awesome comment!

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author avatar Kingwell
28th May 2015 (#)

Another great chapter. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th May 2015 (#)

Kingwell, thank you so much. You are such a good friend to continue to follow Molly. Blessings to you.

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author avatar Dawn143
19th Aug 2015 (#)

What an intriguing write. You laid this out beautifully.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Aug 2015 (#)

Dawn, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you like Molly's story. Blessings to you today!

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