Comic 580 - Look at the body

Posted on 14th Nov 2017, 7:07 PM in Ghosts
Look at the body

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Morgenstern 14th Nov 2017, 7:07 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You carefully approach the body.

Slowly

hesitantly

you check to see if he's still alive.




He is not.

His eyes and mouth are sewn shut with red thread. He's propped up against some sort of large, metal canister. The lid to the canister is detached, and sitting a little further down the hall--whatever was inside is no longer there.

You check his pockets. You find a wallet, with no money but an ID. He was Lawrence Shaw.

He was a federal agent.

Comments:

2FABZ 14th Nov 2017, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh SHIT
Nayru9572 14th Nov 2017, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
That explains what Jury was doing here, at least: accompanying this guy.
Otherwise: second the reaction above.
rufiangel 14th Nov 2017, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oh no.

Inspect the metal canister further?

Red thread, huh...
Mochi 14th Nov 2017, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
well fuck. i guess that probably rules jury out pretty solidly as the party responsible for this. i mean, unless she killed the guy, and the mutilation happened after.

can we tell how he died? was he shot, stabbed, anything like that? are there any identifying markings on the canister or it’s lid that might tell us what was in it?
Akasha 14th Nov 2017, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
Akasha
...Are we dealing with a serial killer? Because this definitely seems like the kinda shit a serial killer would do.

Maybe make a quick check on Michelle and Caius just to make sure there's nothing sneaking up on 'em, then go and peek through the window of the door that has blood on the handle.
Swagner 14th Nov 2017, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
Morbid thought: would injecting a dead brain let you learn what he new? I recall dead bodies weren't as... receptive as live ones, but still.
For lack of that, identify cause of death, and whether or not it is still a threat (it probably is).
Bluhx2 14th Nov 2017, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Bluhx2
For all intents and purposes, we'd be injecting a slab of meat and nothing else. No memories.
rufiangel 14th Nov 2017, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
(Could we tell the others about the find, including details on the red thread? Maybe this is a signature of a serial killer that someone's heard about? >_>?)
Cuttlefish 14th Nov 2017, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Pocket the federal ID and inspect canister.