It was late October 2012 in central Florida when Marie (as she was known ) showed up nude at a small gathering of current and retired law enforcement officers. She dangled a large silver cross above her head and muttered something about the antichrist before she disappeared into the woods across the street.
Just as a little note, I have to check up on stories like this to make sure that one of the ex's hasn't gotten herself into a scrape. I have a slew of these in my files and in time you'll probably see a few of them. Anyway...
Marie Swanson, 42, was shot dead less then an hour later when she returned, still nude, with a weapon.
My trade takes me all over the country and I have to tell you, I've seen Marie. It was late one night on a lonely Florida road. At first, I saw her from behind. I slowed down wondering if the woman needed help. She turned and in the headlights I could see her wounds. Her eyes were cold and empty. I grabbed a gear and never looked back. Afterwards I did some research to see if there was anything that might explain what I had seen that night. When I came upon this story it all fit.
Happy Halloween, y'all
*illustration Harry Bennett