I'm not one for making blogs. If the guys in my department found out that ole' Zeke Strahm was pouring his heart out on a freaking online journal, then any credibility I've ever had to being a male goes right out the window. Ironically, it was my partner- who happens to be female- that suggest I keep this up. You see some cruel things being a detective; keeping a journal of any kind was cheaper than seeing a shrink for your feelings. I'll do it, but I don't expect to be all emo or whiny on here.
The chief assigned us to this new case today; some disappearance around Point Hope. Nothing really out there besides the cliffs overlooking the ocean and a few thousand acres of woodlands, so it's not that unusual that someone goes missing out there. Either someone goes for a piss out in the woods and gets lost, or some suicidal teen decides to take the last step off the cliffs towards the grave. Again, nothing all that unnatural.
All that he presented me with are the facts: sixteen-year-old girl walked out of the house at around one in the morning according to the alcoholic mother and doesn't come home. No note, no bags packed, nothing. The chief says that the lack of a note rules out suicide, but I don't hold the same thought; if I were going to off myself, I'd want to leave it a mystery. Let THEM try and figure it out.
Lizzie thinks it's a kidnapping case. I doubt it. The house where they're located is literally the middle of nowhere; just their house and about seven miles of woods. No hunting shack, no free-roamers, just bare-ass wilderness. If this girl was going to visit someone without the car, or if someone was coming to visit her, they'd better have had one hell of a good pair of hiking boots on them, because a seven-mile walk in the pitch dark is not something I'd do willingly. The only ones living there are the kid and the drunk mom, and the mom says she was watching TV when she heard the door open and close.
Unless something else comes up, I really don't see this being a serious case. Cut and dry.
I guess I'll keep this updated if something comes up.