I still remember the look on his face when I told him what happened. He had been in the crime investigation field for years. He was the greatest detective the police force had ever seen. H e had seen things that would scar most people for life and yet he hadn't been bothered at all. But this particular event was different because the victim, was his daughter.
"Where was she seen last," the detective asked. His face was stolid yet I could hear the pain and panic in his voice.
"Uh I'm pretty sure she was seen at the theater sir. She was uh on her way to work." I couldn't concentrate on my words. My mind was in so many other places. I felt like a mother whose baby just died. His daughter was my best friend for life. I hadn't fully come to terms with the fact that she may be dead. I won't believe it until I see her corpse.
"I'll start my search there. We won't lose hope that she may still be alive, but don't lose your sense of reality either." His voice had a coldness to it and his face looked like someone whose life was taken out of him.
"Let's go," I said with more enthusiasm than I actually had. I realized now that I was the only person who could keep his hope up until we found out the truth.
We arrived at the theater that was filled with many people. Everything seemed normal. It was obvious that no one seemed to notice something had happened. We decided to go to the back door where the employees enter. Hopefully we'd find evidence of something.
The detective walked ahead of me. He walked with such determination and speed that it was hard for me to keep up. The detective whose breathing suddenly deepened, stopped in his tracks. He was looking down at something, extremely focused. I ran to catch up and see what it was and when I got there I almost fell to the ground.
There she was, the detective's daughter, lying on the ground in a pool of blood. Her purse which had her things pouring out of it, was on the ground a few feet away from her.
"It looked like someone tried to mug her and when she said no, decided to shoot her in the back." The detective whose voice was now completely emotionless said.