The Truth in the Lye

2.05 “The Truth in the Lye”

Brennan: I’m sure Rebecca isn’t your only choice for satisfying biological urges.  *smiles*

Booth: *smiles and cocks eyebrow as if to say ‘you?’*

Brennan: *smiles a little more*

(Me: *squees, then yells at Angela for walking in and ruining the moment*)

The Cases of Bones 2.05 ‘The Truth in the Lye’

Crime Scene: Construction site - unfinished bathroom, USA
Number of Bodies: 1 full set of remains
Victim:

  • Name: Lawrence Seaver / Turner
  • Age: 35
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Sex: Male
  • Occupation: commercial electrician

Cause of Death: blunt force traume to the head
Time of Death : 2 to 3 days prior (27-28 February 2009)
Autopsy Report (i.e.: Injuries, Deformations, Special marks on the bones, etc.): right femur’s pitted and brittle; marrow’s practically gelatinized; the lack of collagen in the marrow cless indicates osteogenesis imperfecta (O.I.) which is brittle bone disease; skull fragments show blunt force trauma; marks on the fragments indicate the weapon is roughly “V” shaped and a corner of a 2-by-4; specks of blood at the fragments at the point of impact indicate lethal blow; inside of the skull is pitted - the holes are void of blood meaning they were caused perimortem;
A/V Evidence: N/A
Entomology Evidence: N/A
Ballistic Evidence: copper bits originally thought to be fron the tub are bird shot (compressed copper that’s frangible so it breaks apart on impact)
DNA Evidence: the hair on the junction box is a match to Lawrence
Fingerprints:  ring finger from the left hand print pulled from the finger of the rubber glove -> not a match to the wives but a match to Chloe Daniels;
Toxicology: corrosive culprits: Sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid;
Documents: under the name Seaver Lawrence had a half-a-million-dollar life insurance policy but under the name Turner he had a living will leaving everything to Lila Turner and their daughter;
Trace Evidence: N/A
Other evidences: hip replacement - chemicals burned off the serial number; victim’s wallet completely emulsified; wedding band made from gold and platinum; ivory chopstick to hold hair with Chinese letters on it; short tubular item found wedged under the tub’s drain stopper is a finger from a rubber glove; junction box with a single brown hair embedded fron the crime scene across from where the bathtub had been matches the trauma wound;

Suspect 1:

  • Name: Pete Valero
  • Age: N/A
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Sex: Male
  • Occupation: Development contractor
  • Relationship with the Victim: Lawrence’s boss
  • Evidence Againts Them: he fronted Lawrence 85 grand to cover electrical supplies but the inspector still charged Pete for the use of cheap materials

Suspect 2&3:

  • Name: Gayle Seaver and Lila Turner
  • Age: N/A
  • Race: Caucasian and Hispanic
  • Sex: Female and Female
  • Occupation: N/A  and  8th grade science teacher
  • Relationship with the Victim: they were both Lawrence’s wives
  • Evidence Againts Them: confession

Suspect 4:

  • Name: Chloe Daniels
  • Age: N/A
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Sex: Female
  • Occupation: Valero’s secretary
  • Relationship with the Victim: 14 weeks pregnant from Lawrence
  • Evidence Againts Them: confession and the chopstick found in the tub was used by her

Killer:

  • Name: Pete Valero
  • Age: N/A
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Sex: Male
  • Occupation: Development contractor
  • Relationship with the Victim: Lawrence’s boss
  • Evidence Againts Them: he fronted Lawrence 85 grand to cover electrical supplies but the inspector still charged Pete for the use of cheap materials; at the end the squints find a crown in the tub that belonged to him; his confession
  • Motive: Lawrence ripped him off and disrespected him

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the path is one that many share
but does it lead to black
or something more
our memories restored would you rifle through
to find what happens on the other side
where do we reside after the passing of the loved
where do we go after we die
are bibles lies in daughter cries
these are just moments from finger tip landings of fire flies
the only thing that can tell the truth
lye behind darkened eyes