Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An Absence of An Autopsy

My Wife Sepia took Jessica Sarber's sudden death a lot harder than her husband, Mike Sarber.
He was so cold and clinical when I called him to give him the news that it got my suspicions up.
I drove to the medical examiner's office myself to see what was up. I had a pass to get in that had been given to me by Lt. Sissy Van Buren of Philadelphia Homicide. I was supposed to have turned this pass in a long time ago but had never done it. You never knew when you might need a pass for an office like this.

I asked the Assistant Coroner to let me view the body and he did. Micheal Sarber was nowhere to be found.
He uncovered the body and I gave it a look see..Her breasts were huge...I know that this was a strange time to notice something like that...but it made me wonder. The Assistant Coroner must known what I was thinking ,because he shook his head..

"No...they are real...100%....I thought they might be silicone too, but they weren't... Dr. Sarber was a lucky man....I'm sure she gave him lots of pleasure...." he said. I couldn't agree more.

''Well Doc....There isn't a scratch or a bruise on her...doesn't look like foul play." I said.

"Nope...It looks like Mrs. Sarber died from cardiac arrest." he said.

"Cardiac Arrest? She was 33 years old...She played Tennis with my wife for god sakes...She's a
beautiful, young and healthy woman.." I said.

''Was a beautiful healthy young woman....now she's just dead." He reminded me.

"This doesn't make sense...After the autopsy, we'll know for sure." I said.

"Autopsy? There isn't going to be one." he said.

"What do you mean there isn't going to be one?" I asked incredulously.

"Her Husband said that there is no need for one, since there was no foul play and that we were to wait here for the undertaker...The funeral is tomorrow." he said.

"Tomorrow? She just died yesterday!!!!!!" I said.

"Hey, he's the boss....I'm just doing what he said to do..." he said.

I just shrugged my shoulders and walked away. I mean , there was no sign of foul play, but a young woman like that just didn't go into cardiac arrest and drop dead...No, there was something deeper here..I knew it....but without an autopsy, there was no way I could prove it and once she was embalmed and in the ground...that was going to be it.

When I got home, I told Sepia about the conversation I had at the Morgue and even she thought that this was a bit odd. She told me that she was going to go over and talk to Mike Sarber herself. I thought that maybe I should go with her too. Then I thought better of it...The Funeral was after all, tomorrow...Yet I was wondering why everything was so rushed.

Sepia and I walked across the street...No Sooner than we got on the steps of his house we heard, the unthinkable....

"Ohhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhh my Goddd....Doctor Sarber....give it to me...give it to me...ohhhhhhhh ,good lawd you're so big...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...ohhhhhhhhhhh Doctor
Sarber...ouuuuuuuuuuuuu...." said a female voice.

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, give me morrrrreeeeeee...ummmmmmmmmphhhhhh." came a second voice, a male voice.

There was the sound of a bed squeaking and pounding hard against the walls in the front bedroom....Their moaning and the squeaking of the bed was so loud that you could hear it in the street. The Doctor wasn't trying to hide the fact that he wasn't too broke up over his wife's sudden death.

"I don't beleive him...Jessica's body isn't cold yet and he's got a woman in their bed." said Sepia
in disgust.

"Yeah ,I know...lucky bastard." I said.

"What?" asked Sepia.

"Nothing...Nothing...I don't understand this guy.." I said. That much was true....I didn't...I smelled a rat here, but unfortunately..I had absolutely nothing to go on.

I took Sepia's hand and we walked back across the street..We heard something that sounded like a glass break...then-

"Ohhhhhhh don't worry about that girl, just keep doing what you're doing to meeeeeeeeeee...
ummmmphhhh ,oh you feel so damn good.....ohhhhhh.."

"Oh Doctor Sarber, you don't know how long I've waited to do this.....oh my goddddd...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...ouuuuuuuuu baby, I love you so muchhhhhhhhh!!!."

Sepia just shook her head in disgust as we both walked up the steps and into our house. Deep in my heart I just knew that there was a lot that wasn't right about this.

My phone rang around midnight....I was still up...so was Sepia....

"You expecting anybody?" I asked her.

"No, you?" she said.

"No..." I shrugged.

'Well, see who it is." she said.

"Hello." I said.

There was dead silence for a moment, then a woman's whispery voice was heard-

"Jessica Sarber was murdered...you know that....why aren't you doing something?"
came the voice.

"Who is this? " I asked.

"Who I am is not important....you know she was murdered...Don't let them put her in the ground
without examining her body."

"Who is this?" I asked.


"Who was that ?" asked Sepia.

"I don't know...." I said.

There was a lot I didn't know...and I was damn sick of it.

"Sepia, go put some clothes on." I said.

"Now that's a first..usually this time of night, you're trying to take my clothes off." she quipped.

"Aren't you gonna ask me why or where we are going?" I said.

"Nope...I know it has something to do with Jessica's death and I want to know is much as you do." she said.

We dressed and we went out to my car....In the background, I could still hear Dr. Sarber and his lady friend making love. I took off...It was late, but I knew of a Doctor who might be able to do the kind of test I needed and some other shady folk who might be able to help me get the information I needed.

(To Be Continued.....)


James Perkins said...

Ouuu Weee you got a pot boiler here!

Toni said...

It's so obvious her husband did her in...What is the mystery??

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