"Well, we got a call from a frightened Ms. Leimbach who lived on the forth floor
of the Pleasant Valley Apartment building," Lieutenant Henderson said.
"So......? What'd she say?" I asked.
"She said there was a body lying in a safety net that some construction crew had
left outside her back window," Lieutenant Henderson said.
"So what'd you do then, LT?" I asked.
"Hey Miller why don't you stuff a doughnut in this kid's mouth so I can tell my
tale." and turning to me, he added "Patience young man, patience."
Flicking an ash from the end of his Dunhill toward the aluminum foil ashtray in
front of him and missing, he continued, "Anyway, Sergeant Richards took the call, and the
info that he got outta Ms. Leimbach was sorta vague. She said that she couldn't tell who it
was because the face was covered in blood, but she estimated that it had happened within
fifteen minutes before calling us.
She said that she had finished the dishes at her sink in
front of that window just before The Tonight Show started at 11:00, and the body wasn't
there then. When she called us at 11:15, she said she had just gotten up to make herself a
cup of tea when she noticed the body.
"At first, me and Richards wondered if that old coot hadn't been seeing things
again. After all, this was the same Ms. Leimbach who had called us about four months
before this, screaming something about her Hoover attacking her."
"What ya do about that?" Detective Miller asked.
"Well, first I called her doctor and had him meet me there with some sedatives. I
decided to bring a starter pistol loaded with blanks. When I got there, she was locked in
her bathroom, and the...