Saturday, September 7, 2013

Journal Entry #26 - Breaking the chain

03:50 am

I was not happy when Walters told me he didn't know anything about rat poison on this or any other case because Browing did the chemical testing. I asked if he was a certified forensics specialist, and he said he was. I told him that was good, and then added, "I hope you don't have any plans tonight. You're gonna run a few tests for me."

I set Walters to task, utterly ruining his Friday night. Early the next morning I get the call for a body in a bar parking lot. The vic is one of the bartenders. Young, pretty. Like the others. 

Field ME Johnson is already there. He asks about Vecchio and has a look of expectation. I tell him she's sick and he deflates. Why does everybody think she's so hot?

I tell Johnson that Anya Effiel was killed with rat poison, but the forensics results on all the other vics were industrial grade cyanide. All identical, except for Eiffel. I gotta wonder about that. I ask Johnson to run his own set of tox screens on this latest vic. I want to compare them to the tox lab tests and see what we get. He reminds me that it won't hold up in court. 

"Breaks the chain of evidence," he says.

Yeah, I know.

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