Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's CSI, But For Real

Forensic Identification taking place right behind my house.

Tonight, straight out of a Hollywood thriller, my street was crawling with police cruisers, SIU Forensic Identification vans, TV crews, and sombre-looking well-dressed men in suits.

The setting sun cast an eerie light on the mystery house, revealing huge blue tarpulins pulled over it. The group of men stared at me as I snapped my photos. For the first time, I felt a little awkward taking pictures.

I could only speculate as to what happened on this quiet street, only a few houses down from my friend Rachel, her parents, and her two sweet puppies that scour the fence separating her yard from ours.

For the time being, rumor on the street is that it was a suicide. However, for the time being, I'm not buying it.

This is NOT a CSI episode.Why? The news van for one. Suicides are not generally covered by the media, unless there are unusual circumstances. Secondly, the blue tarp covering most of the roof was just like a German movie with no subtitles; It just didn't make sense.

With the blue tarp pulled over the roof, I could only think of a few possibilities. The first, was that there had been some sort of explosion inside which had severely damaged the roof, and would allow elements such as rain to enter and upset the "scene".

The second was that something fell, perhaps from an aircraft, through the roof, and killed people inside. Either way, the Special Investigation Unit's Forensic Identification vans proved death was all around.

The unfortunate news, however, is that this was not a movie set.

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6 Comments:

Blogger iSJ said...

Good job on diverting the cops from your house to that one. You can continue your evil house-renovation projects undisturbed now.

1:26:00 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Holy crap, my mind would be going crazy! They don't send all that crime scene people for just a suicide... Your neighborhood is no longer safe, make sure your blinds are all drawn all of the time. Actually the killer will probably move onto another neighborhood.

11:02:00 AM

 
Blogger Michael Manning said...

That is scary stuff, Martini!

2:53:00 PM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

did you watch the news to see if anything was on there?

you sound like a CSI pro yourself! your deductions of the crime scene from afar sound quite scientific! are you sure you aren't an undercover spy?

9:31:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

There wasn't anything on the news, however, there was a small article in the paper which stated the owner of the house heard two gunshots coming from outside in the driveway, so she called 911. When they arrived they found a man dead in the car. They are unsure what happened.

8:19:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

"they" = the police.

8:19:00 AM

 

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