Chapter Three: Putting Things Together.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Crime Scene
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 16:48
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
There's no computer, tablet or address book. But in one of the closets, she found a box for a laptop that doesn't seem to be present. There's a table by the kitchen that has a surge protector with nothing plugged in it.

The officer from the hall comes in to tell them that they may have an ETA. One of the other tenants is saying that she saw the building manager alive a few hours ago at 5:30, when she was on her way to the gym.
James Popper
 PC, 100 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 18:00
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
James waited silently as Kat talked on the phone, then followed her lead to the station. She was running things there, he just had to remember that he'd seem something, and somehow get close to the man while they questioned him.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 112 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 21:41
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Kat takes James to the police station and goes to the desk sergeant, hoping it is the one she knows.
Police Station
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 21:49
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Kat and James walk past the reporters setting up. The desk sergeant isn't at the desk, so they're stuck on the other side of the door before they can be buzzed in.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 113 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 21:52
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Kat waits to see who is on duty as she buzzes for someone to come. She looks at James. "OK, if I nod at someone, scan them. I want to know about the zombie guy and this one officer, I don't trust him"
James Popper
 PC, 101 posts
Mon 17 Nov 2014
at 22:08
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Yeah, aight. I'ma just follow you 'round, trying to get what I can. It's only surface thoughts though, so it might help if you ask them questions about wachoo wanna know. Makes em think about what you want em to think about, see?"

He looked nervous, this wasn't really his environment and he knew a lot of people were looking his way.
Desk Sgt
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 00:28
Re: Chapter Three: Putting Things Together
"Hold your damned horses!" shouted a voice from the back.

It was another five minutes before he showed up. He was a heavy-set older man with a limp. He scowled at both of them.

"What?"
John Wayne Olafson
 PC, 20 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 02:47
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John was a bit taken back.  There were times he knew things, so he couldn't completely dismiss what she was saying, as strange as it was.  Maid and matron?" he said, the confusion evident in his voice.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 114 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 03:00
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Kat grins at him "Hi, you probably don't remember me, I am Officer O'Conner's daughter Katherine" she shows him her ID. "I am a cadet now working on the Zombie case. I have a witness that I need to look at the suspect"

(ooc she tries some fast talk)
James Popper
 PC, 102 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 04:43
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From the tension that Kat felt from him, James recognized the desk sergeant, and probably didn't like what he saw. He looked like someone who wanted to get out of there any way he could. He knew he couldn't go invisible, too many people watching would notice a man vanish. So he slumped down, hunched up his shoulders and tried not to make eye contact, hoping the years would dull any recognition.
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 98 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 11:31
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"Well afterward, then. It may well be to cover something up. I'm guessing not a friend, otherwise the person probably would have known which apartment and wouldn't have had to get the super just outside. But so much information seems to be missing. Hopefully the techs can tell us more... We should also check the super's place. At very least he may have a cat that needs to be fed. But he may well have information on tenants." If CJ is good with that, they can make their way down. Otherwise it seems like waiting for forensics is the number one thing.

Eventually, when she gets back to the station, she has a lot of paperwork to do between last night and this.
GM
 GM, 77 posts
 NPCs, location
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 13:21
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Ali

They found out that the super, Todd Coolidge lived alone in a cluttered basement unit. No pets, but there were pictures of his grandkids covering his fridge. The call to his family wouldn't be a pleasant one.

CJ agreed there wasn't much they could do until they got more information from the techs to delve into the murder and why the body wasn't hidden. The techs promise to get back to you within a few hours with their initial information, the uniformed officers should be done with the initial canvassing in an hour or so.

Ali and CJ headed back to the police headquarters. They heard on the radio that there was going to be a press conference soon about last night's event at the cemetery.

Kat and James

Kat did her best to try fast-talk the desk sergeant and it was going over like a kid trying to explain that her dog ate her homework in elementary school.

"So you're a cadet, not a police officer. And you're working the zombie case? Are Scoobie and Velma helping you, too?" He crossed his arms and leaned his bulk against the desk. He looked over at James, but he didn't show any sign of recognition, before turning back to Kat.

A tech of some sort walked in behind them. "Does Balucci want to do a few minutes with Linda before the press conference? Or does he just want to talk with her after?"

The desk sergeant turned away from Kat and James to snap at him. "I don't know. Go back and ask."


John

"Go to her!" she said. "Follow the star, past the pie, alone she will sit, and will answer with a lie. Go now!" She pointed toward where his car is parked.

Jane

Jane was used to using the computer to dig things up for papers and such, but she did need to rely on the school librarian to get access to the Empire City Post's online archive. She found that the Post won a pulitzer for their coverage of the Thanatos Disaster. They had done some good work covering the destruction, the impact on the city, and the lives of the lost, the afflicted, and the survivors.

She downloaded a lot of this, but it would take a while to read through it all.
Jane Doe
 PC, 38 posts
 An adopted orphan
 turns into warrior woman
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 13:50
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Jane saved all sorts of documents and dumped them either a thumb drive or her tablet, if she could. She had a lot of reading to do, if she was going to get a handle on all of this.
Alannah O'Malley
 PC, 99 posts
 ECPD Detective
 Knightfall
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 16:19
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OOC: Can I assume Ali and CJ are headed back around lunchtime? It must have taken a few hours to search around and take statements.

On the way back to the station she tells CJ, "I'm going to be swamped in paperwork this afternoon. I've got reports to file from last night, and they're already holding an official press conference. We also have to fill out paperwork on this morning. And then there's calling the Mr. Coolidge's family." Most likely Ali was the better talker between them, and they would both know it at this point. "I'll talk to the family if you want to file the paperwork for this morning. I can grab lunch and head over to the family. I'll race back to the station to get on those reports from last night afterward. This was already going to be a long day before this morning happened..."
John Wayne Olafson
 PC, 21 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 16:27
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John smiled warmly as he rose.  It helped to remember this was some one's mom and grandma, and how he would want his mom treated. "Yes." he agreed, nodding. "Follow the star, past the pie.  Good bye, Doe, I'll see you later."

He made his way back to his car, thinking about where his mom's sweaters were packed away.
On the road
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 16:41
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John pulls out of the parking lot of the hospital. He sees a van with the following logo on it heading left.


This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 16:42, Tue 18 Nov 2014.

John Wayne Olafson
 PC, 22 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 16:55
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John's shoulders slump, in disbelief. "Aww. Hell no." he mutters to himself, before turning left behind the van.
High School
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 17:14
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The moving van drove across town toward the Harrows. They must have been taking a lunch break, because they pulled into the Empire Pizza lot. The pizza place was down the street from a high school.

It was lunch recess and the students were out in the yard, talking, playing and eating.
John Wayne Olafson
 PC, 23 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 17:29
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"You've got to be kidding me." John scoffs.  He sings to himself "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie That's a---more.  And I was thinking cherry". He looks beyond to the high school.  "Maid, matron.  I suppose a wedding is next."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:30, Tue 18 Nov 2014.

Jane Doe
 PC, 39 posts
 An adopted orphan
 turns into warrior woman
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 17:40
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Jane is alone by the fence, waving her phone and trying to get reception. Finally, she got a signal and she sat back against the fence to check her messages and see if she heard from the others about the other guy that Ali mentioned or about the zombie stuff from last night.
James Popper
 PC, 103 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 18:06
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"Who the hell is Linda?" he whispered to Kat as the desk sergeant was distracted.

"We ain't getting past this guy like this, and he's bound to recognize me soon, and that ain't gonna go well."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 115 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 21:31
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Kat nods to the sergeant and shrugs at James like she doesn't know what his issue is. She looks at sergeant "Hey, I spoke with Detective Cody earlier, but I will let him know you didn't want to let us in." she said nicely even though she really want to punch him as he leaned on the desk.
Desk Sgt
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 21:56
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He snarled, "You should have mentioned a real cop's name first." He buzzed the tech in to walk around the station, before reaching for the phone to call Cody. "Idiot kids," he muttered.

When someone picked up on the other end, his demeanor was all business. "Charlie? I'm looking for Cody. Ah. Yeah, I got someone here for you. Yeah, a witness. Okay, I'll send 'em in."

He buzzed the door for them to come in.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 116 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 23:06
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She still wants to punch him but smiles "Thanks. See you later." she says as she goes in with James. She goes back to where she would normally see Detective Cody.
GM
 GM, 78 posts
 NPCs, location
Wed 19 Nov 2014
at 12:55
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Ali

Ali and CJ head back to the station. They get there around lunchtime and her partner, CJ is already tossing out lunch ideas.

Kat and James

Kat and James walk through the gate, as it's buzzed open. Kat leads the way in to the bullpen.  They can see the tech that walked in before them walking over to one corner of the room, where Balucci is holding court. Cody's desk is empty, as is expected -- he said he was going to court, but Kat saw Cody's partner, Sanchez. Sanchez waved her over.

John

John followed the moving van to the Empire Pizza next to the high school. He could see students in small clusters and a few young women sitting alone.

Jane

Jane sat alone engrossed with her phone.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:55, Wed 19 Nov 2014.