Its bedtime for me here in Kyle, Texas. I hope you enjoyed reading my posts. I will return tomorrow for our last day of the annual TRS St. Patricks Day party. So until then, thank you and good night.
After his initial examination of the bodies, the ME said he was unable to rule on the cause of death or what sex the torsos were, but said if one man committed both murders, it was “during a great rage” and by someone with something “very personal against one, or both of the victims.”
When officers carried a body bag from the river, Chief Barstow approached “the quiet couple” and Vernon calmly asked, “Is it them?”
At first the officer did not know how to answer, but then admitted it was two individuals. “It may be a young Columbus couple reported missing around the same time as Shaun and Lorena,” he said, as not to alarm the pair.
“Well, that gives me and Helen a speck of hope, know’n Lorena might still be alive,” said Vernon, as Helen nodded in agreement.
“Can we view the bodies? We need to know if it’s our daughter,” she said.
“Not right now,” said the chief.
“Are they all chopped up?” asked Vernon.
“Why would you ask such a thing?” The chief found the man’s cold remarks repulsive.
“’Cause I’m psychic,” said Vernon. “I told Malloy and Thomas that, now I’m tell’n you. My visions tell me things.”
Chief Barstow was taken back with the man’s “strange statements and unemotional attitude” concerning the discovery of two murder victims, with Vernon again suggesting officers should search the cornfield.