Graveyard Shift … 0246 hours
Weather … clear/full moon
Location … Abandoned factory Hwy 666
Victim … Unknown/TBD
Suspect … Unknown/TBD
“Caller reports seeing light, possibly flashlights, inside the abandoned factory on Hwy 666.”
“10-4. I’ll check it out.”
“I’m close, 2012. I’ll meet you there.”
Cracked asphalt drive.
Tall weeds pushing through jagged openings.
Brick consumed by vegetation.
Owl hoots in distance.
Rats scurry through honeysuckle.
Lopsided door. One rusty hinge.
Fallen wood and metal.
More glass. Shattered.
A hallway to the right.
A painted sign.
SHIPPING and RECEIVING
Double doors on left.
Tall, and short.
Fat, and skinny.
Rust and oil stains.
Mouse on metal table.
Roaches, the size of gumdrops.
Flashlight in the distance, beneath a closed door.
Shards of glass.
Crunching and cracking beneath shiny shoes.
Water drips from above.
Plop … plop … plop.
Sweat on forehead.
I to the right.
He to the left.
Light, a yellow triangle across floor.
Water dripping. Rats scurrying. Owl hooting.
Heart, beating like a drum.
Far away train whistle.
“I love you, dear wife. ”
“I’m sorry I failed you and our beautiful little girls.”
“Tell them I love them too.”
“This is the only way.”
“Always remember the good days.”
Cause of death … possible suicide.
Weapon … shotgun.
Victim … unknown due to extent of injuries.
Next of kin … a wife and daughters … somewhere.
*Images by Maryland photographer Sunday Kaminski.