Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The remains of a dead chicken have been found near a dumpster off Highway 99, Edmonds Police said.
Authorities first believed the victim jumped from the side of the dumpster in an apparent suicide attempt, but further investigation revealed multiple stab wounds and a missing leg.
CSI units stated the victim, whose name has not yet been released, was stabbed repeatedly in the breast and thighs with a plastic knife and fork late Monday night in the parking lot of an Albertson’s store.
One of the witness who found the remains also saw a fork nearby
The Chicken, a 3-hour-old Lemon Pepper Flavored Pre-Cooked Deli Chicken had been staying at the Albertson’s Deli with friends before she disappeared.
A witness found the chicken’s body laying prone on the pavement, a fork and unopened packet of ground pepper by her side and called police about 6:30 p.m.
EMTs at the scene tried to resuscitate the chicken and apply BBQ sauce, but it was too late.
The victim was found stabbed near this dumpster
“It smelled really good,” said Alec, a 9-year-old, neutered Domestic Short Hair. “I know it’s sad, but it made me hungry.”
Police cordoned off the area surrounding the dumpster for further investigation. “It’s not a pleasant thing to deal with for everyone involved,” police said.
Since the Albertson‘s Deli began serving hot, ready-to-eat Chicken some years ago, more than 2,000 Chickens have lost their lives, causing the area near the deli to sometimes be locally referred to as “Suicide Ridge.”
"It smelled so good" stated a witness
In 2002, the store underwent a $10-million renovation that included the installation of a multi-Chicken rotisserie oven and two new hot deli counters.
No further details were available at press time.
Sharyn Thoma-Guay reporter-at-large
Sunday, April 25, 2010
A local cat is in custody today after DNA evidence linked him to the apparent murder of a dinner fork found today.
Early Sunday morning, according to Lynnwood Police reports, a local cat was jogging on his usual route when he came to a fork in the road.
The victim, a 10-year-old, Stainless-Steel Dinner Fork, had been reported missing from the Pine Cone Cafe Friday night.
Witness Ellie reported the sad finding of the murdered fork
Sadly, the fork was found smashed flat onto the pavement of 64th street in a quiet Lynnwood neighborhood.
“I was shocked…absolutely shocked,” said witness, Ellie, a 4-year-old, spayed, Domestic Short Hair after discovering the fork. “I’d never seen such carnal violence.”
Police arrived and brought with them a mobile CSI unit which immediately identified traces of peanut butter on the tines of the dead fork, thus labeling the incident a wrongful death.
Cory is a known felon and peanut butter addict
Police have released DNA test results from the peanut butter residue which are an exact match to a local cat named Cory, a 12-year-old neutered Long-Haired Siamese Mix. Police also said Cory is a known felon and peanut butter addict who was seen in the area recently with peanut butter smeared on his face.
"Technology has made this an open and shut case," said forensic investigator Mark Graham. "In this case, it led us right to the doorstep of the killer."
The name of the missing fork is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
The scene of the crime was preserved by police for CSI investigators
Police believe the unnamed fork was walking home from work eating peanut butter when either robbed or assaulted.
Whether the murder was accidental or planned will determine the sentence given to Cory, who is now in police custody on $250,000.00 bail.
Sharyn Thoma-Guay reporter-at-large
Fork Photos: Sharyn
Cat Photo Courtesy: Cory's mom, Lori
Thursday, April 1, 2010
An April Fool’s Joke gone awry has sent one local cat into depression and has angered his friends and family.
On April Fool’s Day morning Jared, an 11-year-old Domestic Short Hair male, was eating an apple fritter and watching his favorite actor and notorious cat lover, Billy Mays, guest star on ‘The View’ when he heard a knock at the door.
“I looked out the peephole and saw two ducks standing there.” said Jared. “One was holding a book and they both had name tags on.”
Jared opened the door and was pleasantly greeted by the male duck, who introduced himself as Sinclair. The duck then said he was a member of the Church of St. Sebastian and asked Jared if he had ever considered becoming a duck.
The ducks were in Indio on an extended migration
Sinclair, a 1-year-old Mallard Drake, reportedly gave Jared reading materials covering the benefits of being a duck.
Sinclair told Jared that if he became a duck he would be joining a group of nearly 10million ducks in America, be able to take flight from water almost vertically, and fly up to 70 feet per second.
“I have always really liked ducks.” said Jared, “I had never really thought of ever becoming one, but the more I listened to what he had to say, the more I realized what I was missing.”
Friends said Jared is sleeping with a stuffed duck at night for comfort
“I grew up Catholic, so I have the whole guilt complex thing.” said Jared. “The more I thought about becoming a duck, the more I could see myself being free and happy.”
Sinclair and his traveling companion, Betty Lou, told Jared that another benefit of becoming a duck is the comfort of a monogamous relationship and extended vacation periods, or ‘migration’ seasons.
Mallard Ducks usually have the longest migration of any duck, extending from late summer to early winter. They usually begin their migration back to the breeding grounds in March and April.
The ducks said they represented the Church of St. Sebastian
“Imagine having that much vacation!” exclaimed Jared, “I have been working for the same company for 5 years and all I get is three weeks a year. It really sounded great to me. I asked them why ducks fly south for the winter and they said it is too far to walk.”
Just when Jared agreed to go with the ducks to their church, the ducks laughed and shouted “April Fool’s!” leaving poor Jared at the door, in tears.
“They ran off…” Jared said, “They just left me standing there, full of hope.”
Jared called his mom and told her about the incident. She immediately called the Lynnwood Police Department and filed a complaint, but said that Jared is ‘inconsolable.’
Friends who tried to reach Jared said he is not returning phone calls and one friend who went to visit Jared stated that they found him alone, sleeping on the couch.
Sharyn Thoma-Guay reporter-at-large
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