Monday, January 21, 2019

M.O. Naked

We were in a tony ,high priced new condo.....And on the floor was a voluptuous ,shapely and attractive black woman, clad in a rainbow colored bra that seemed to be at war with her huge breasts and a matching pair of panties...
My wife Detective Carlotta Rodriguez-Wallace was at the scene of this latest murder...She had on latex gloves..She kneeled over the body and shook her head...

"Manual Strangulation..." she said..
Forensic Investigator, Dr. Hazel Baylor shook her head...she concurred..

"Body is cold, but rigor hasn't set in yet....I'd say she's been dead about six to seven hours...Just an estimate.." she said..

She eased her panties down and used a thermometer to take body temperature..
''Any sign of sexual assault?" asked my wife's partner, Detective Tyriq Pile...
"It looks like it was consensual sex.... No semen in the panties..but it smells like a waxy spermicide.."said Hazel...
''So our doer used a condom.. smart...I'll search the trash cans and waste receptacles." said my wife's other partner..Detective James "Jimmy" Barlow..
"I've got two uniforms doing that...Put a team on the street cameras and the outside cameras Jimmy and see if there are any business cameras or ATM cameras across the street or in the vicinity.."said Sissy...
"I'm on it Boss Lady.."said Jimmy...
"I'll grab a few guys and see if we can find anybody who saw or heard anything.."said Tyriq..
Carlotta looked at Sissy...

"This is exactly like the one we found last week..."said Carlotta...
"I know...Same M.O.  No fingerprints, no DNA...Consensual sex with a condom, that was nowhere to be found and no eyewitness or view on a street or traffic cam..."said Lt. Sissy Van Buren in frustration...
We had been here many times before....I am Assistant District Attorney ,Keith Wallace....I prosecute Major crimes...This looked like it was going to be a major one..Two young women killed in a space of three days...

"This one a working girl too?" I asked..
"Yes...Same agency as the last one.. The last girl was paid for on line...and by phone...Caller used a phony name and an equally phony, stolen credit card...This will no doubt be the same, but I'll check it out. Her name is Cardi Wilson...She's 23...One arrest , Soliticting...Charges dropped.Another arrest, possession of Marijuana, Charges also dropped.."said Carlotta, who had placed her fingerprints on her tablet and gotten the information she needed from the data base...and just like the other one...The drivers license tucked in the waistband of the panties...Almost like he wanted us to identify her.."Also...This was her condo.." she added.
Hazel turned to the C.S.I... people and the people from the M.E.'s office..

"Guys, take this place apart...piece by piece...I need something...Anything...Fingerprints..DNA..Hair,semen..something!"said Hazel, who had said the same thing days ago..and had turned up nothing...She wasn't going to find anything today either...

"They had sex...No fingerprints on the skin?? No saliva on the bra, nothing?" asked Carlotta out loud...

Thinking about she and I a few nights before..making sensuous love...


When we had sex...I left DNA all over her...

 She left it on me too! I mused to myself... Kissing, slobbering all over each other...
Tyriq walked back in the room..He had a smile on his face..

''What's funny Rico?" asked Carlotta.
"I don't know if we can take this guy's word or not...He's in the squad car, but he said about six hours ago..He saw a white male run out of here butt naked...Nothing on but a stocking cap covering his face and a condom ,still on...latex booties and latex gloves...It's a crazy story.."he said..
"Crazy,but it makes sense..."said Sissy...
Jimmy walked in with an elderly woman...

"Siss, this is Mrs. Gardner....You tell my Lieutenant what you told me and the officers." he said , trying to contain his laughter...

The woman peered at the dead body on the floor and jumped.

"Ouuuuu.." she said..

"Guys cover the body..."said Hazel.

Mrs. Gardener blushed...

''White guy...I couldn't see his face...He had a stocking cap on his face, made out of ladies pantyhose...and gloves like you detectives have on and the booties...and a condom....it was hanging from his privates...Whooooooo, he was hung like a mule...Myyyyy lord! " she said..

Carlotta smiled and whispered in my ear...

"That's how I reacted the first time I saw you erect...."she said.
I blushed something terrible..

Sissy and Hazel smiled to each other...
''We are done here..you can bag her up.."said Tyriq..
"Okay guys....let's go...get her to the office."said Hazel...
We all watched as the body was taken out in a body bag on a stretcher..
"Did you know her?" asked Carlotta..

"I saw her around...She kept a lot of male company...Guys with nice cars....Shame she ended up like this.."she mused..
"Yes..it is a shame." I said.

II-
48 Hours later...

We now had two dead women...Both prostitutes....or rather high end escorts...both strangled after consensual sex....no DNA, No Prints...and now two eyewitnesses who saw a naked man leave one of the residents...

Sissy and I wound up in yet another Tony, High end condo and another woman, clad in black panties, black matching bra and black high stilletto heels was lying on the floor...deceased...
This time it was Detective Sirena Pile at the scene of the crime.

She looked over the body...She had on latex gloves..She kneeled down...

"Manual Strangulation..." she said..

Forensic Investigator, Dr. Hazel Baylor shook her head...she concurred..

"Body is cold, but rigor hasn't set in yet....I'd say she's been dead about six to seven hours...Just an estimate.." she said..

She eased her panties down and used a thermometer to take body temperature..

 ''Any sign of sexual assault?" asked my wife's partner, Detective Tony Hopkins, Sirena's partner....
 "No...Not really. It looks like it was consensual sex.... No semen in the panties..but it smells like a waxy spermicide.."said Hazel...
 ''So our guy used a condom.. That was smart...I'll search the trash cans and waste recepticles."said Hop.
 "This conversation was almost a carbon copy of the conversation two nights ago..When Carlotta, Rico and Jimmy had found a young girl strangled on her living room floor and a few nights before that... I stared at the woman, who was White, Blonde and no older than 23 or 24...

I hated to ask, but I had to..

"This one a working girl too?" I asked..
 "Yeah, her name is Dawn Lyons...24, a string of arrests for soliticting..and possession..."said Sirena..She had just gotten out of County Lock Up a few days before and went back to work at this Escort service.."said Sirena,who had placed her fingerprints on her tablet and gotten the information she needed from the data base..."The drivers license tucked in the waistband of the panties...Almost like he wanted us to identify her..Just like the two Lotta,Rico and Jimmy found.., Also...This was her condo.." she added.

Sirena passed her drivers license and work ID to Sissy...

 "Oh My God....This is the same agency that the two girls that Carlotta, Rico and Jimmy found used......And I'll bet the john gave a phony name and used another bogus credit card.."said Sissy...
"I'll check it out anyway..."said Sirena.."Carlotta and my husband have any luck?" asked Sirena..
"They have two eyewitnesses at the last one who said they saw a naked man running out of here with a stocking cap on his head,made out of ladies pantyhose ,latex gloves and latex booties..but that's it..we have no facial and no forensic evidence.."said Sissy...
"I'll still put a team on the street and traffic cameras and I've got guys doing an apartment to apartment search and a block to block search to see if anybody saw anything...You can't miss a naked man..."said Hop..
Hazel turned to the C.S..I. people and the people from the M.E.'s office

"Guys, take this place apart...piece by piece...I need something...Anything...Fingerprints..DNA..Hair,semen..something!"said Hazel, who had said the same thing two nights ago..and had turned up nothing...She wasn't going to find anything tonight either...
"He couldn't have come in here naked...He had to be wearing clothes when he got here..."said Hop who searched the closets and had policemen searching the dumpsters...


Carlotta,Tyriq and Jimmy had said the same thing and had done the same thing and had found nothing...
''Carlotta's two eyewitnesses said he left on foot...So where did he go? I mean how long can someone run around Naked in this weather??It's not exactly summer...He'd freeze to death."said Sirena..
''And yet he hasn't..." I said, shaking my head...
"I hate to say it...but we have a serial killer on our hands.."said Hop...
"I know and I'm so glad you know who isn't around to exploit that...I want that kept quiet...."said Sissy...
"Let's get her out of here and disperse this crowd..before he does find out.."said Sirena..
"Too late.."said Hop...
Lt. Tragg ,followed by a trove of reporters appeared on the scene as the body was being taken out..
The reporters snapped photos and began pilloring Hazel and the Detectives with questions..
 "No comment guys."said Hazel..
 "No Comment...We don't know anything yet..."said Sirena..
''When we know...You'll know.."said Hop..
"Lieutenant Tragg...what are you doing here?" I asked...
"That Counselor is what I'd like to ask Lieutenant Van Buren..."who never missed a chance to try and upstage Sissy...
"I'm doing police work...You ought to try it sometimes..."said Sissy dryly...'
''Ohhhh, two days ago...Three of your detectives found the body of a working girl, a high end call girl strangled in her condo..One much like this...and three days before that they found another working girl, high end call girl strangled in her apartment...They haven't solved either case...and now tonight...tonight...Two of your detectives have found yet a THIRD GIRL!! SAME M.O.!  When will that one be solved?" he asked ,playing to the press..
who was eating it up...

''At any rate..they'll solve it before you do Tragg!"came a heckler in the crowd...

The remark was met with raucous laughter...
Lt. Tragg stomped his foot...he was furious...
I interjected..

''They are investigating all three homicides vigourously...Right now we don't think they are related.."I said..
"Don't think they are related? All three girls are hookers and all three girls were strangled...What do you mean not related...You've got a serial killer on the loose!" he proclaimed..
''HEY!!! We don't know that yet... Would you cool it with that Lieutenant?...We aren't trying to start a panic, I'd rather that not get out..until we know beyond a shadow of a doubt!!"snarled an angry Sissy...

''Lt. Van Buren is there a Serial Killer on the loose.?" asked a reporter..
"I don't know...I think it's irresponsible for ANYONE to speculate at this time.." she said and glared at Lt. Tragg...
"Yeah, well consider the source." came a voice from the crowd...Followed by much laughter....
"He couldn't arrest the right suspect if the suspect confessed" came the voice...

Followed by laughter from the press corps...
Sissy smiled a little bit..

The reporter's remark drew even more laughter....

Lt. Tragg saw the reporter and rushed toward him..

"WHYYYYYYYYYY YOUUUUUUUUU!" he screamed..

Several reporters and uniformed policemen got in between the two men and wrestled them both to the ground..
 ''Come on Keith,let's get out of here.."said Sissy..
I shook my head laughing and followed Sissy.

III-
In another part of town...Our other two Detectives...Edwin "Duke" Baylor and Angela Belton-Barlow were looking at an empty safe and talking to Lt. Danny Ho of Robbery -Homicide...
''Duke ,I called you guys because this is the third blown safe in as many days...The first one was five days ago, then the second one was two nights ago and now this one..." he said..
staring at the empty safe..
Duke looked at the safe....

"Damn....this guy was good...He bypassed the very sophisticated security system, disabled all of the cameras in here and blew this safe..." he said..

"This safe was booby trapped...A special gas was supposed to go off that would have knocked him unconscious and it never did..This guy is the best...The absolute best..."said Angie..
"Any prints?" asked Duke..
"No... Nothing....No prints, no DNA....Cameras disabled...security system...best money could buy, disabled and bypassed...The guy got in and got out...Shadow and Glass..Duke, Angie...I been doing this a long time and I have never seen anything like this..."said Danny Ho..
"Naturally, no eyewitnesses..."said Duke..
"Well...This is the damndest thing...The ATM machine across the street from the second heist..caught this..."said Danny Ho, who showed them a photo..
A Naked White male with a Stocking cap on his head, made  from ladies panty hose, latex gloves and latex booties, running down a crowded street at night with a duffell bag!...
"WHOAAAA!!! My goodness!!!!" said Angie, stunned that the man was naked and secretly stunned at how well endowed he was...
"This is our guy?" asked Duke...
"Look at the streets...They're empty....Only drunks and transients around...This photo was snapped and time dated right after the last robbery..It's got to be him.."said Danny Ho..
''But we can't get a facial,No prints, no DNA...And we can't even prove he was actually in the building..."said Angie..
"I know..but that's all we got..I'm bettin that duffell bag has all of the jewelry stolen from this place."said Danny Ho..."He's hit three well to do places in three days and lifted close to 25 million dollars of jewelry....He knew exactly what he was looking for..Look what he left behind.."said Danny Ho..
pointing to diamonds on the floor..

"Stunt Jewelry...our guy knows a thing or two about Jewelry.."said Danny Ho.
''Who are the big time shot callers?"asked Duke..
"Only One who can handle this weight..Do you remember that Drug Kingpin, Minolo Senterro that you guys put away years ago?" said Danny Ho..
"Yeah...He's dead..."said Angie..
"He's got a cousin...Vincenzo Santana..He's got a jewelry store in Northern Liberties...We might want to try him...He does a little loan sharking...Has been known to set up scores, High line merch, no kid stuff.."said Danny Ho..
''We'll start with him..Who do you know that works with all of his clothes off?" said Duke..
 Angie cracked up...
Danny Ho laughed...

"Duke, you'll never change brother..." he said....

IV-
At headquarters...Sissy and the guys sat in the conference room...
''We do have a serial killer guys..but I didn't want Lt. Tragg to put that out there though...He just irks the hell out of me...I wish they'd put him back out on that boat...He was perfect out there.."said Sissy..
''All we know is that our suspect is naked..wears ladies pantyhose on his head, latex booties and gloves.."said Carlotta..

"And stuffs their drivers licenses in the side of the panties...Why does this sound so kinky?" asked Jimmy...

Hop cracked up laughing...
"You missin Angie Jimmy...Here she and Duke come now.."said Sirena..
''Whoever this clown is...He's very careful...Doesn't make any mistakes.."said Tyriq..
"Ohhhh I wouldn't say that...My guys dusted the security camera in the building of your first girl Carlotta and look what we found...coming in the back entrance and leaving out the front.."
said Deputy FBI special agent in charge, Sharon Ferrell-Hopkins..
"Aye Mios Dios..."said Carlotta..
"Good Lord!" said Sissy...
"He's still wearing the condom.." said Sirena..
 "He found a condom that big...Ohhh My."said Hazel..

Sirena and Hazel looked at each other and smiled sheepishly...
"That's him, matches the description Mrs. Gardener and the drunk guy gave at the second scene.."said Jimmy...
"We don't have a single eyewitness at our site...but other things match up...The spermicide, the fact that he was using a condom...method of killing.."said Hop...
"Hey Guys you won't believe this..Danny Ho has us helping him with three high line Jewel thefts...Guy is good. Bypassed security systems ,cameras and even a booby trapped safe..We never seen nothing like it."exclaimed Duke..
''And get this..Our suspect might have been NAKED!"laughed Angie who produced a photo of a Naked man running out of one of the robbed residences..
''Aint that a kick?" laughed Angie..








You should have seen the looks on My face, Sissy's face and the faces of Carlotta, Tyriq,Jimmy, Sirena ,Hop, Hazel and Sharon...
Angie stopped laughing...

''Huh? What?"
"Oh Boy!" said Duke..looking around the room!

(TO BE CONTINUED)