We had to contain the risk of this getting out, or we faced a public catastrophe, like the psychic predicted would happen in her premonition. Silently and solemnly, the officers took their places behind the crime scene tape when the forensic team arrived.
The LAPD had seen several cases of torture previously, but none had created such widespread panic. A quick scan of all the officer’s faces told the Captain there would be no peace until they had apprehended this killer.
Forensics checked for traces of DNA on the remains, hoping for biological stories about the perp. There were none.