Bending over a single strand of hair she tilted her head and smiled. Lifting it with one gloved hand she opened a plastic evidence bag with the other. If it was the perps this would all be over. She was sure the one who did this had a record, the reason, there were similar cases in different cities all over the country. The guy really got around, and left nothing behind him. Police departments in almost every country of the United States wanted to bag this guy, to prosecute him in their own states.
Her superiors told her if she could crack this she would have first shot at the guy. All she needed to do was find him. Getting up she stuffed the hair into her pocket when one of the forensic guys walked into the drab and stuffy hotel room. The place had been abandoned for years, why no one decided to keep it up is beyond her. If it had been well taken care of it would have been a great place, even she would have stayed here. The forensic team had not seen what she’d done, good, she was off the hook and told to leave the premises. She was the only one in the hallway as she made her way down to the lobby. There would be TV crews, and reporters everywhere she was sure once she stepped out into the scalding Arizona summer. Already she could feel the heat seeping in through the windows. It was a nightmare.
The last step was off and she tumbled a bit before quickly catching herself so she wouldn’t actually fall flat on her face. Straightening her pants, and blazer she checked herself in a window before deciding it was good enough. Politics, she hated it, if there were no bureaucrats the world would be much better off. That thought had popped into her head more times than she could count when in the end she came to the same conclusion. If there were no one to uphold the law then she would be out of a job. Whether or not that was true she didn’t know but at the same time she really didn’t care.
Finally stepping out into the heat she felt like the wind had been knocked out of her. The drastic change in temperature astounded her. Inside they had turned on the air conditioning to help keep the body at least somewhat fresher than it had been. There had been no distinguishing features to suggest who, or what gender the person had...