The Baraka chain he had given her for Christmas was missing from her neck. He’d argued with the detective that she’d never taken the necklace off, even when she showered. Someone had to have taken the necklace as a souvenir. But it would take some serious work to convince the detectives of the Independence Kansas Police Department, otherwise. He knew they were only doing their job with the facts they had to work with. He couldn’t really blame them. But he wished they would cut him some slack and look at things from his point of view.
The necklace was missing, which he was hoping would be his lucky break. The killer had to have taken it, otherwise the detectives would have found it in her apartment. Now all he could do was hope and pray that the autopsy would show otherwise.