The weather was moody as always. Sheriff Langdon slowly drove his police car through the narrow road in the woods. A small clearing with a crowd of anxious people and press popped up in his view. He wished he didn't have to deal with the press now. He cursed himself and stepped out of the car.
" Sheriff do you think that it is the carelessness from you department that has led to another murder?" A blond woman from press lifted her microphone up to Langdon and stood there waiting for an answer.
"No comment" Langdon pushed passed the woman and the crowd to Deputy Miller standing near the body. Nearby him he could hear whispers of critics. He felt weak,it was the third murder in the row, he had failed his own people.
"Sir" Deputy Miller turned to face Langdon. Langdon waved his hand asking Miller to tell him the details."It's the same sir, no head just the body.The victim is Robert Loius, the bar owner age 42. The is no connection with him and our last two victims but we are still looking sir."
Langdon exhaled, even though it pained him to tell it, he had to."Miller this has gone out of our hands..call the FBI, there's nothing more we can do."
"No buts, just do it"
John knew this decision was going to be very difficult but Alex would be hard,he knew,she would never agree.He made his way to his chair.
"So partner,Devil's Creek it is then huh?" Sean tuned on his chair to face John. His face pulled into a wide grin.
"Easy for you to say,I don't know what to tell Alex.All her friends are here."
"She's seventeen, she'll make new friends.Teenagers adjust fast ." Sometimes John wondered how his partner could give family tips with he himself not having one.All John did was nod his head. He knew it's been hard on his daughter with his job, and now moving was likely going to break her, but he had no choice.