Monday, February 7, 2011

Speaking of too soon, how many of you remember this tragic night?  I was a young investigator on the forensics squad at the time and I was called to a house party in Vancouver to investigate a highly suspicious death.  Apparently this young girl (she was only 17 at the time) had ingested quite a large quantity of anti-freeze and was now laying, dead, on a bed upstairs wearing only her underpants.

Why was she in her underpants?  Nobody knows.  It seemed like the body had been moved a few times, maybe in order to establish that she was actually alive...but it was pretty clear from looking at her eyes that she was dead.  I've seen a lot of dead bodies in my time and I can tell when a corpse is a corpse.

I tried to talk to the people at the party and get more information (they were witnesses, after all) but by and large I found them to be quite hostile to conversation bout this subject.  Many of them called me by a homophobic slur for even bringing up the death (as though it shouldn't be investigated!).  Others said they didn't want to talk about it anymore...even though it had just happened two hours before!  Others claimed they had no idea someone had died and then got made at the ones who didn't want to talk about it.  It was very confusing.

So, I guess we will never know why Mary Ann Rialab drank that anti-freeze.  I know a lot of people have told me not to mention this story; not to ever speak of it again...but I refuse to suppress the truth!

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