Chapter Three: Putting Things Together.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 120 posts
Fri 21 Nov 2014
at 22:27
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Kat looks at the guard "Oh, hi. I am Cadet O'Connor. I was just checking on where they where keeping the zombie guy. I was out there that night and wanted a better look at him" she shows him her ID, which she probably has to wear in the station.
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 101 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Sat 22 Nov 2014
at 11:11
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Hello. Ms. [last name]? I'm detective Alannah O'Malley. I can see you are busy, but could we talk for a moment?"
GM
 GM, 82 posts
 NPCs, location
Sat 22 Nov 2014
at 19:27
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Kat

The cop guarding the lock up didn't look all that thrilled. "Yeah, we got him. Nothing really to see." He pointed at the cell, he's in. The prisoner was lying on his bunk. "He ain't going anywhere. I guess we've got him dead to rights."

Ali

Mrs. Wanda Lester looked a little nervous. "What's this about? Is everything okay?" She shifted the baby to the other arm. "Something's wrong isn't it?"

John

John goes about his day until he meets the others this evening.

Jane

Jane continues with her school day, feeling put upon that she can't do what she wants to do.

James

James is in the interrogation room with Sanchez.

"So he might be someone you might have seen. Maybe. And you're sure you heard him say something about his boss last night. So let's go to last night. When did you see him? Where was that and what was he doing? What else did he say?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:14, Tue 25 Nov 2014.

Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 102 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 14:08
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Yes, it's about your brother. Would you like to take a seat first?" Ali tries to make sure Mrs. Lester isn't in a position to possible faint while holding her baby. She also would rather give Mrs. Lester a little privacy instead of telling her in her doorway. Once she gets to what she thinks is the best for Mrs. Lester without dragging it out too long, Ali tells her about her brother, sparing grizzly details. She tells Mrs. Lester that her brother was murdered at work, the morgue at which she can see her brother, and that the police are actively searching for his killer.
Mrs. Lester
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 14:31
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Mrs. Lester took the words like a kick to the belly. "He can't be dead. I talked to him this morning. We were talking about Linea's birthday party and then he had to get off the phone because someone needed the super. He told me he'd call me tonight. He can't be dead." She put the baby down next to her on the couch. "He can't be."
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 103 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 14:50
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"I'm really sorry, Mrs. Lester... Would you be able to tell me what time you were talking to your brother - it might help our investigation."
Mrs. Lester
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 14:55
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"I don't know. This morning...." She paused and reached into her shirt to take out the phone stored in her bra. "Let me check... Ah, here it is. I called him at six. He gets up early, especially today. It's trash day there."
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 104 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 14:58
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Thank you. Can you see how long the call lasted, too?" She hated getting information from his sister at this of all moments, but this was too important. Once she had that she asks, "Is there anyone I could call for you?"
Mrs. Lester
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 15:31
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Uh..." She looked to the phone. "It says we talked for almost seven minutes. I didn't even tell him that I loved him." She teared up and started to sob. The baby snuggled up against her and the toddler looked confused from across the room and looked like he was about to cry, but didn't seem to be sure why.

"I'll call some friends," Mrs. Lester said, between sobs. "Can we talk later?"
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 105 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 16:17
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Sure. Call me any time." Ali hands Mrs. Lester a business card (with her desk number that she usually has forwarded to her cellphone). While not rushing out, Ali lets Mrs. Lester guide her to the door and leaves with a last comforting word or two.

After at getting at least a block away Ali calls CJ. "Hi. How's the paperwork? Looks like the perp may have arrived very close to 6:07. Maybe we can find some surveillance footage from anywhere nearby close to that time. I'm on my way back to the station now."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:19, Tue 25 Nov 2014.

CJ Miles
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 16:38
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Good job," CJ said. "We still haven't gotten a ToD from the coroner yet. "I'm not sure what we'll have from surveillance in that neighborhood, but that gives us something we can use on the timeline for Coolidge. See you when you get here."

As soon as she came above ground by police headquarters, she got another text from him. "Coroner called. If you get this in time, head over there, rather than to your desk."

The coroner wasn't in police headquarters. His offices were in the basement of the Empire City Hospital. It wasn't far from the police headquarters.
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 106 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Wed 26 Nov 2014
at 22:11
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Ali texts back, "Will do. Be there shortly." She turns and heads toward the hospital.
James Popper
 PC, 109 posts
Sun 30 Nov 2014
at 22:09
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
In reply to GM (msg # 116):

OOC: Lol! How did James end up talking to the cop and Kat meeting with the zombie leader? I think we didn't do this right...

"You alright detective? You look like you got a headache or somethin'." Nobody had ever noticed him snooping on their thoughts before, but he swore that this guy somehow caught him.

"OK, it's like this. I heard a commotion in the graveyard. There was a ladder on the wall, so I climbed up to see what was goin' on. That's where I see the zombie guy and his crew. And I dunno, somethin' about him looked so familiar to me. He was leadin' them out and over the ladder, takin' them out. He says somethin' there about... shit." He looked embarrassed suddenly about dropping profanity in the police interrogation, stopped then started again. "I mean I don't know, he says something like the boss won't be happy, or the boss isn't gonna like this or somethin' like that. I cain't remember the exact words, sorry. But it was about a boss."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 121 posts
Sun 30 Nov 2014
at 23:45
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Kat walks over towards the cell.

(ooc- is the cell with bars, so she can talk to him or is it a room?)
GM
 GM, 83 posts
 NPCs, location
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 12:57
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
(OOC: I'm so sorry, I don't know what happened to the response I sent out on Tuesday.)

Kat

The cell was a secure room with a secure door. From the window in the door, Kat could see the guy from the cemetery sprawled out on the cot. His laceless shoes were on the ground next to the cot.


Ali

Ali is heading to the hospital to talk with the coroner and her partner about Coolidge.

John

John goes about his day until he meets the others this evening.

Jane

Jane continues with her school day, feeling put upon that she can't do what she wants to do.

James

Sanchez just looked at James. "Let's write that up and you can sign your statement. I'lll make sure that investigating detective  will get this and he'll bring you in, if he needs you."

Press Conference

Outside, the press conference is just starting.
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 107 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 13:30
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
When Ali gets to the hospital she heads to the coroner's, not sure if CJ is there or not.
John Wayne Olafson
 PC, 30 posts
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 18:04
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
John clicks on the TV, and turns to the need conference.  Then he did down at the computer and searches for what he can on the history on zombies, even if that means wading through crackpot websites.
James Popper
 PC, 110 posts
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 21:59
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
In reply to GM (msg # 128):

"Thanks," James replied, obviously not too excited about it. He stood up and set to leave, looking for Kat.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 122 posts
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 23:05
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Kat goes up to where James is and finds him.
GM
 GM, 85 posts
 NPCs, location
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 13:36
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Ali

Ali got to the hospital and headed downstairs to the coroner's area.  When she got there, CJ and the coroner, Dr. Florence Gale were talking about Coolidge. They turned and brought her back up to speed.

Coolidge was killed quickly. There were no signs of defensive wounds. There was bruising on his arms and his neck and it looked like his neck was wrenched. There were signs of necrotic flesh on his clothing. Gale sighed and said. "More zombies."

The rest of the day was spent doing the paperwork from last night and today.

When she got back to the station, she found out that Balucci said that the guy last night was probably a metahuman that could control zombies and that he's gotten the guy from last night to confess.

John

John watched the press conference. Det. Balucci was introduced and he gave a statement about last night. There was a single individual that seems to have been a metahuman with the ability to raise and control zombies. A small group of zombies were put down last night by a small group of Empire City citizens. No, it wasn't the Dark Avenger, he answered in response to a shouted question. The city is not at risk. The police department has control of this.

After that, his research brings up all sort of information on pop culture zombies: radioactive waste, magically produced, but in both cases zombies spread from zombie wounds on others. Beheading and headshots seem to dispatch zombies nicely.

Jane

Jane continues with her school day, feeling put upon that she can't do what she wants to do.

James and Kat

James finished up with Sanchez and found Kat. She tries to get him back downstairs to get close to the guy from last night, but after his press conference, Balucci is with the prisoner and she can't get them into the viewing room to watch the interrogation. The two of them end up leaving without actually getting some mind time with guy from last night.



* Five O'Clock *

(OOC: Please post any last daytime things you'd like to see dealt with and getting to the meeting with everyone in the Chapter Four thread.)

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Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 108 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 13:54
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
When Ali has some time between the hospital and doing paperwork she sends separate texts to each of the supers she's been dealing with. She asks them all to meet in a field at a park  in the Harrows at dusk (assume that's 5:00 or maybe just a little after?).    Then she turns to her hours of paperwork, being delicate about the witnesses/vigilantes from last night.

Before going to the park Ali will have to make sure all her stuff is ready for her gig  later on in the evening. She doesn't want to be too rushed leaving the park to get there, and she needs time to warm up.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:56, Thu 04 Dec 2014.

James Popper
 PC, 111 posts
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 21:14
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
He shrugged at Kat, clearly disappointed at not being able to get next to the suspect.

"You know there's one other way to get me next to the guy. Get me arrested. If we're in the same holding area, I'll be able to read him. Course then I'm in jail, so there's a bit of a flaw there."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 123 posts
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 23:28
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Kat just gets a look of astonishment on her face "Ya, if you get locked up, how we going to talk to ya? We might have to ask Ali if there is something to get arrested for and they just let you go, like protesting or something"
Jane Doe
 PC, 48 posts
 An adopted orphan
 turns into warrior woman
Fri 5 Dec 2014
at 13:30
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
Jane responded to Ali's text.
GM
 GM, 86 posts
 NPCs, location
Fri 5 Dec 2014
at 13:35
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
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