I am completely at a standstill.
We have nothing. Literally, nothing. No evidence from the room, no clues, nothing. Just an empty cell, three missing kids and a suspect that doesn't want to be found.
The camera? Unreliable. It goes dead during that twenty minute time frame between Sam being there and then being gone. I mean, it just FREEZES. The picture doesn't move. It's STILL not moving, and the techies are still trying to fix it. I don't know what happened, miniature EMP maybe? Yet the other cameras in the precinct are fine...they just don't show anything.
The blood? Untraceable. There's a compound in there that shouldn't be in there, and it's making it impossible to figure out whose blood it really is. There are no fingerprints either. Either someone watched Boondock Saints before they pulled this off, or they're just smart.
I'm not a pleasant person to be around today. Even Lizzie keeping her distance. I'm just livid. Another kid is missing and we have nothing to work off of except more tall tales of the Boogeyman.
God damn it...
We pulled more information on Conaghan, and we discovered a connection between him and Sam. Apparently he had some legal issues with his father a few years ago. Mr. Ford, who is a building contractor, was trying to get a city permit to take down one of Conaghan's warehouses to build another aqueduct for the city with some cleaner water, and Conaghan threw a pissy fit and it didn't get built. There's bad blood there, and it's the perfect motivation for this guy to want to get back at him.
The more information we pull, the more I'm convinced it's him. The evidence just continues to mount against him. He's got the ties, and he's got the locations to pull them off. The man's got buildings all over the city, but as far as I can see none of them go to any use. He's probably got bodies stashed all over this city, or people just waiting and praying for either rescue or a quick release.
The more he makes it obvious, however, the harder it is to get a grasp on his location. The man has literally fallen off the grid. We've searched his apartment and found nothing aside from more drawings. The fucking drawings. We see the fucking drawings everywhere we go. If I see one more crossed-out circle I'm going to go ballistic.
Chief is about to make this a state-wide emergency. That's what I was hoping to prevent but with three kids missing and no end in sight I'm starting to agree. His poster is going out to all neighboring cities and towns, and everyone's putting a curfew into effect. It may be premature, but everyone's getting nervous.
I don't know what to do aside from get more evidence so that when we DO find him, we've got a good case to make against him. Lizzie doesn't help; she's just obsessed with the fucking drawings. She pours over the symbol like it's a fucking religious artifact. She's trying to draw a connection to Conaghan with it and figure out what exactly it's supposed to mean. I personally don't care enough, but she's just really into it.
I'm just waiting for Conaghan to screw up. Because when he does, I'm going to be all over it.