Posts tagged Twins
Posts tagged Twins
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Times like these made me wonder if he was even human; if, when he claimed to be a “high-functioning sociopath” he hadn’t been simply exaggerating. Two girls had been found murdered in a warehouse down near the docks. Twins, only eleven, still children, cause of death was strangulation. Sherlock was practically giddy.
They were identical, the twins, with matching pink dresses, fringed with lace, long red hair plaited into braids, pink gloss on the lips. Sherlock happily pointed out that they had been dressed up post-mortem. My stomach twisted. I couldn’t imagine what sort of person would do this to two innocent children, what type of monster it would ta-
“The twins were dressed with care, there are tear marks darkening the fabric: The one that placed the bodies had an emotional attachment with the victims, enough of one to cry over their death and to pay special attention to how they were laid out. The suspect didn’t want to leave. The bruising around the neck shows a rough estimation of the size of the killer’s fingers; large, rather bulky. Most likely a male. If you’ll note the tracks in the dust-I am so glad that you’re starting to realize the importance of calling me in before you ruin evidence with your clumsy team, Lestrade. If you’ll notice the tracks, you’ll see that there are two sets,” he pointed to the footsteps. “The twins were killed elsewhere, and carried to this location. One set of footsteps is marginally smaller than the other. The larger pair appear to have been made with a certain type of work boot, the other with a common tennis shoe. The boots reach the placement site, and then quickly turn away, while the smaller set can be found around where the bodies lay. The mother placed the bodies, the father is the murderer. Interrogate the mother first. She feels guilty about what has happened and will admit to it within an hour.”
God. Times like these made me wonder where we would be if Sherlock wasn’t on our side.