Who Killed Jake Mullett?
Part 1: The Story
Caution: This Mystery Sex Story contains strong sexual content, including Ma/Fa, Consensual, NonConsensual, Drunk/Drugged, Horror, Violent,
Desc: Mystery Sex Story: Part 1: The Story - A celebrity is killed and the police are running the investagation. Who killed him and why? Read the story to find out. Could be a lot more catagories but I don't want to give the story away.
I'm Ray and I work for the local Sheriff's Department in our small community. We usually don't have a lot of trouble here other than the drunks, family squabbles and accidents. Every now and then something big happens. This is one of those stories. It all began in October of 1971.
Almost every town has some kind of celebrity - someone who became famous. Jake Mullett, I guess you can say, was ours. He became a professional football player and was the only one ever from our community. They even had a sign posted outside of town saying "Home of Jake Mullett" along with the Kiwanis, Lions club and other community signs.
Personally I couldn't stand the guy. He was an arrogant asshole in my book and in many of our other classmates' books as well. His father was the bank president and acted like he owned the town. I guess his son took after him.
Jake, of course, played football for our local high school. I have to admit he was good in sports. He was our quarterback and was All-State his senior year. He got a full ride scholarship at a University in Michigan. He eventually was drafted into the pros in the fifth round. He also made it to back up quarterback. Of course it went with a half million dollar salary; something that was unheard of in our part of town, especially back then.
It was at our ten year reunion that the death of Jake occurred. The reunion committee decided to have a combination reunion and Halloween celebration at the same time. Everyone was notified months in advance so we were getting a big turnout. The committee rented out the local grange hall which could hold a couple of hundred people. It was an old converted church with a cemetery out back. It made the perfect place for our reunion/Halloween party.
I was on duty the night of the party so I wouldn't be attending, but I did stop by and say hello to my old classmates. Amy, my wife, was there and said she wished I could stay, but she knew I had a job to do. After saying my hellos and goodbyes I headed out on patrol.
About midnight I was called back to the hall. Someone called in and said they thought Jake Mullett was dead. At first I took it as a prank, since it was my old classmates and a Halloween party, but when Amy came running out to my cruiser I knew something had happened. My partner Jean and I got out to investigate.
We were taken over to a grave that was dug for a funeral the next day and in it laid the body of Jake Mullett with a three prong rake sticking out of his chest. I had to jump in and investigate and at the same time try not to mess up any possible evidence.
I checked his pulse and he was dead. There was blood under his head; I had to leave the rake in his chest till the crime team could investigate. Jean helped me out of the grave and we told everyone that no one could leave the party till we could get their name and address.
Jean had called it in and a couple of crime experts were on the scene in no time. It wasn't like it is today with all the special equipment. They scoured the area and gathered up any possible information they could.
Jean and I spoke briefly to everyone there and got their personal information. There was no way we could question everyone right then. It was already one in the morning and people needed to get home. To my surprise, Jake had brought his wife to the party. I never met her before. She was a model and somewhat of a celebrity in her own right. Her name was Simone; she didn't seem overly saddened by the demise of her husband.
She was staying at the local motel and we took down her information and told her we would see her first thing in the morning. Bob Sees, a vice president of the bank that Jake's father ran, offered to take Simone back to her lodging. The overall reaction from everyone was a little shock but all in all they were more put out about having to be questioned the next day.
Most of the party-goers looked upset. We'd have to talk to them one at a time and see what we could find out. We knew this wasn't going to be an easy task. There was not a lot of evidence and the whole area around the grave was trampled. We had to hope that someone had seen something.
I should mention that one of the reasons that so many of the party-goers were upset is because earlier in the evening the committee announced the members of the class that had passed away since the last reunion five years ago and two of the five deceased class members had violent deaths. John Beal was killed just two days after the last reunion and Dan Abrums was killed about a year later. Two others were killed in action in Vietnam. The fifth person was Lucille Wright who lost her bout with leukemia. A lot of the class members didn't know much about the murders but they were both still unsolved. Now another member of their class was killed and at the reunion.
I dropped Amy off at our house and told her we will get her car later. Then Jean and I went back to the grange hall and possible murder site. We were quite sure Jake was killed there.
The crime people said they didn't have much to go on. They would learn more after an autopsy which they were going to make top priority. Other than that they had gathered up some cigarette butts and a few beer cans. There were two spades and the rake. We wanted all the information we could get before the news people got hold of the story.
Jean and I divided up the list of the people who attended the party. We called the chief and he assigned a few extra people to help us with the investigating interviews. We would start first thing in the morning. We needed to get as much information as soon as we could while it was still fresh on the peoples' minds. Jean asked me if I wanted her to question Amy. I told her that I would ask Amy what she preferred and let her know. Amy and I have been married for six years at that time. We got married when I came back from being overseas in the service.
Amy was still up when I got home. Our best friends, Ron and Susan, were there also. They asked me all kinds of questions but I told them we didn't know anything and that I would have to question them about what went on that night.
"You don't think we had anything to do with it?" said Ron.
"Look," I said. "This is a murder investigation. I don't think the three of you killed anyone but you will have to be questioned. We need to know what everyone saw. The smallest clue might help point to the killer. If you prefer Jean, my partner, can talk with you or I can."
"Honey," said Amy. "You can question me. I don't have anything to hide from you."
"Yeah, Buddy, you can ask me anything. Hell, you know just about everything about me already," replied Ron. We'd been friends for a number of years.
Susan was hesitant. "I'm sorry, Ray; but I'll talk to your partner. I don't want to discuss my personal life with you. I know you guys always want to know about our past and things like that. I just wouldn't feel comfortable talking with you since we dated before you started going with Amy," replied Susan.
I was a little taken aback but she was right. I would have to know if there was ever anything between her and Jake. I know she dated him while we were in high school. We were just friends and I got pissed when I found out she was going to go out with Jake. If any girl would stay still long enough, he'd try to fuck her.
Susan and Ron had only been married for three years. Ron was the best man at my wedding and Susan was the maid of honor. Ron lived in Indiana but came back and joined the fire department. Amy reintroduced Susan to Ron when he moved back and they started dating and before we knew it, they were going to get married. The four of us headed off to Las Vegas for the wedding. We wouldn't have missed it for the world. Susan was one of Amy's best friends. I know they talked a lot and probably had their own secrets.
Ron was two years ahead of me in school, but also lived in another school district. He didn't really know Jake except by reputation. He had told me many times how he despised the man, probably because of his history with women and knowing that he had dated Susan before they met.
I decided that it would be best if Jean questioned both Amy and Susan. That way no one could say that there was bias on my part. Both Amy and Susan agreed with me. I decided to question Ron myself. As he said, I knew a lot about him already.
The next day was like a madhouse. We had five of us investigating the homicide. We talked with everyone who was at the party. We looked for any sign of suspicion and put those names on a special list which we would discuss later. We couldn't believe how many people hated Jake; some because he was famous and others because he was an arrogant asshole. I fell into that second category.
We, the crew of investigators, divided up the lists of party goers and called them in or visited everyone on our list. We would put the information into one of three folders. The ones who we were quite sure could be eliminated or were of no help. A second list was people who might require a second talking to and the third was those who could be prime suspects or that had information we could use.
One thing could be said about the majority of party-goers. They really didn't care much for Jake. There were a few women who had a thing for celebrities so they were on our recall list. We figured their husbands might not be too happy with them. As a whole we eliminated most of the people. We did leave it open that we might need to talk to them again. No one gave us any trouble with that.
It was funny that no one seemed to see anything. I think it was more that no one wanted to get involved. Some were talked to five years earlier about the death of John Beal. He wasn't that popular but he was murdered just outside of our little town near the shopping mall. It was only two days after the reunion. This time I believe the people from out of town just wanted to get home.
I should tell you about the other two murders before telling you more about this one. As I mentioned John Beal was found dead in his new van parked behind the mall parking lot. John didn't have a lot of friends. He and Dan Abrums pretty much hung around together. The girls from our school knew they were pretty perverted and didn't have much to do with them. They usually went out of town for dates.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I wasn't on the police force at the time of the murder. I was away for a few months at a police academy. I had returned home from the service and married my high school sweetheart, Amy. I was an MP (military police) while in the service. When I returned home I tested out for the police academy and made it. Amy was working as a secretary at a local business and at the time of the reunion she was three months pregnant with our daughter, Cindy.
According to the records, John was found dead in his van. His pants were around his knees and it looked at though he might have been having sex at the time of his demise, seeing his cock was out. According to the report he was lying on his back on the bed in his van. He was hit between the eyes with a meat cleaver. The cleaver minus any fingerprints was still imbedded in his skull. A number of people were questioned but the killer was never found. There were way too many prints in his van since he had taken it to the reunion and gave everyone a ride in it.
It was back at a time when people remodeled their vans with beds, couches and stuff. He was found late that night after a security guard had seen his vehicle parked there after mall closing hours. He didn't pay attention to it earlier since John worked in the record store inside the mall.
He wasn't a well liked person but the old classmates still didn't care to see him dead. He was known to hang around a pretty shady crowd and went with a number of prostitutes. The leads in his case were pretty dried up.
I was on the force a year later when the body of Dan Abrums was found. It happened up in Cleveland, Ohio, which is over a hundred miles away and out of our jurisdiction. I caught the name when it came across our desks. We didn't have much to do with the investigation other than question a few family members and a few of his friends in our area. Our investigation turned up nothing.
Again, like John Beal, Dan wasn't the most popular either. He opened an adult video store in Cleveland. It was in a real seedy part of town. He was found dead in one of his video booths by an employee the morning after he was killed. He was missing his cock and had a butcher knife in his neck.
According to the police report he must have let a woman in at or near closing. A video camera in the store showed a red-haired woman wearing a hat and coat entering and leaving the store. She was probably wearing a wig and never looked toward the camera.
The police surmised that the woman entered a video booth with a glory-hole in it. Dan locked his doors and entered the booth next to the one the woman must have entered. The report went on to say that he must have put his cock through the glory-hole and the woman chopped it off. His cock was found lying on the floor in the adjacent booth. The person must have left the booth and went into Dan's booth and embedded the extremely sharp knife into his neck.
With the quick loss of blood, Dan apparently passed out and never made it out of the room. The woman, if it really was a woman, left the shop leaving the doors open. Of course the place was totally vandalized and most everything stolen by morning. The police looked through the customer list but couldn't find any information to help them in the case.
Most of the party-goers were shocked to hear about the two murders. Many knew about John's death but not too many heard about Dan's.
Getting back to the murder of Jake Mullett, we, the investigators, got together and started our second round of talks. I'll only mention a few here. I don't think you want to read the answers to all the questions of over two hundred people.
We talked with some of Jake's old dates. Some were still in awe about him. I really don't know why. He was a first class prick when it came to women. He treated them like shit and used them. I guess some women must like that.
Mary said that she danced with him a few times till her husband got pissed at her and told her to stop acting like a slut. We talked to him later and he admitted that he didn't like Jake and told his wife to stay away from him. He got pissed off when he saw Jake grabbing his wife's ass and she didn't stop him. He told us he went outside and had words with Jake but he didn't kill him.
Ellen was outside letting Jake grope her when her husband came outside and caught them. He cold-cocked Jake and told him to stay away from his wife or he would kill him. He told us he was glad he was dead but he didn't do it. He hoped we didn't catch the guy who did it. According to Ellen's husband, Jake was a first class prick.
Jo Ann told us she gave Jake a blow job at the grave site. She was always in love with Jake and didn't know who knew and didn't care. She mentioned she gave him a blow job at the last reunion also. Her husband caught her that time and they were divorced a few months later. We questioned Ed about what his ex-wife Jo Ann had said.
"Yeah, I caught her blowing the cocksucker. I filed for divorce the next week. I would have beaten the shit out of the guy if I was able. I'm just not big enough; he told me to give it a shot and he would kick my ass. I was mad enough to kill him, but that was five years ago. I went on with my life without the damn slut," replied Ed.
Of course Ed was at the Halloween/reunion party since he was part of the graduating class. He said he was mad when Jake showed up because Jake grinned at him. He wanted to get revenge on the prick but he didn't. He was glad someone did.
This was how most of our interviews were going. We got a slight break when one of the interviewers said we should talk to Elgin Moore. Elgin was still single, never married. We weren't sure if he was gay or not but we did know he was a peeping tom. He got arrested for it twice. The investigator told us that Elgin could verify a lot that went on that night. He spent the whole night watching everyone.
"Okay, Elgin, tell us everything you saw," I said as Jean and I listened.
He started mumbling all kinds of stuff when I finally told him to narrow it down to Jake and what he observed.
Elgin related, "Jake made a grand entrance with his wife. My God, that woman was dressed wicked. She had on a low cut dress that showed her tits and was very short. There were no sides to her dress. It was just like string tied in little x's holding the front and back together. All you could see on the sides were skin. I watched her most of the evening, whenever I wasn't watching everyone else.
"Jake didn't really have a costume either. He just wore one of his jerseys with the number twelve and his name on the back. He was always such a showoff. He always called me queer and I didn't like it. I'm not queer, I like women and his wife got me hard looking at her."
"So, what did Jake do most of the evening?" I asked.
"He danced with a few of the women. He also danced a few times with his wife. He tried to get the cheerleaders to dance with him but they told him 'No!' and to leave them alone," replied Elgin.
I thought "cheerleaders?" Amy, Susan and their friend Molly all dressed like cheerleaders. I remember Amy telling me that they had to get new outfits because their old ones didn't fit anymore.
They had white sweaters with a big R on them and all three wore an orange skirt. Amy showed me that she had on orange shorts underneath. I remember her saying, "We have to keep our modesty," as she smiled. Molly had gotten them all little white gloves with a little orange R on the back. Molly had said she couldn't pass them up since they went with their outfits.
Elgin continued, "He was a mean man. Did I tell you he always called me a queer? He's an evil person. I'm glad he's dead."
"Is there anything else you can tell us, Elgin, outside of him calling you names?" I asked.
"My God, yes. He was talking to that guy, Bob; his wife was dancing with him all night. Did you know he was dressed as a death angel? Maybe he's your killer. Anyway, I overheard him tell that death guy that he was going to get him a cheerleader that night. Your wife was dressed as a cheerleader. Maybe she knows something."
My stomach curdled when I heard that. I knew that Amy despised Jake. If I saw him trying to put the make on her, I'd have killed him myself. I know that Ron probably felt the same way. I knew I'd have to talk to Amy later.
"What else did you hear or see, Elgin?" Jean asked.
"I saw Molly dance with Jake and he kept trying to feel her up and she pushed him away and went back to talk with other people. I was on the porch and saw him stop Susan as she was walking by. I don't know what he said to her but she hauled off and slapped him right across the face. After that I saw him grab Susan by the arm and she looked mad. Her husband, who was dressed as Crocodile Dundee pulled a knife on him and said if he ever touched Susan again that he'd cut his throat. Maybe he kept his promise."
"Thanks, Elgin. You have been pretty helpful," said Jean.
"Don't you want to hear about his sexy wife and the dead angel guy? It's pretty juicy," asked Elgin.
"What about them, Elgin?" I asked.
"He was the only one that the sexy lady danced with other than Jake. When Jake wasn't around he had his hands all over her and I could tell she really liked it. I heard him ask her to dump Jake and marry him. He said he loved her and would be willing to kill Jake for her. He wanted her so bad. Later in the evening I saw the two of them sneak into one of the back conference rooms and I followed them. God, the woman was beautiful bent over that big chair and he took her from behind.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing. There was this gorgeous woman being fucked by the death angel and loving every minute of it and her husband was just in the other room or outside. It was one of the best peeping sights I have ever seen. When she came, I quietly closed the door and went back into the main hall."
"Elgin, did you see Jake anytime after that during the evening?"
"No, I don't think I did. I just watched the cheerleaders dance and of course that gorgeous temptress in the black dress with the dark angel."
"Elgin, at any time during the night did you not see the dark angel or Jake's wife?
"Oh, there were lots of times. It was a big Halloween party and it really was lots of fun till Jake's wife and the death angel came running in saying it looked like Jake Mullett had been killed."
"Why were people going out to the grave, Elgin? I mean before they found Jake's body."
"Mostly smoking. They didn't allow smoking inside the hall so people wandered outside to have a smoke. I don't think Jake smoked but he was out there trying to feel up a few of the ladies. It was pretty dark out there. I can't understand why he was looking for other women when he had that sex temptress on his arm. He was just an evil, evil man and you know he always called me queer. What business was it of his what I did? I'd have killed him myself if I would have had a gun. I hope they never find the killer. I bet it was his wife. I get hard just picturing her. She's a model you know. I wonder if she does nude photos? I'd buy them, I really would," said Elgin.
Elgin was a nut case but we believed he was telling the truth. I sure hoped Ron wasn't involved in this. Hell, he was my best friend.
We talked to Molly after talking to Elgin. She told us that she did dance with Jake, just to be nice but he couldn't keep his hands to himself. Finally she just pushed him and walked off the dance floor.
He had called her a bitch and she replied, "Maybe I'll show you what a bitch I can really be." She did say she told him he was nothing but a pervert and if he was dead the world would be a better place.
"I didn't kill him, Ray. Yes, I told him what I told you but I was mad at the time. I was just trying to be nice to an old classmate but you can't just be nice to Jake."
Next, Jean and I talked about her discussion with Susan.
Jean spoke first. "Susan despised Jake with a passion. She did say she dated him a couple of times in high school after you started dating Amy. She said it was to make you jealous because she knew you didn't like Jake."
"Jean, Susan and I weren't that close. We went on a date or two and kissed like most teenagers but we weren't in love; we never had sex." I replied.
"Susan understands that now but at the time it was puppy love for her. By the way she is madly in love with her husband and would do anything for him. I believe she's being honest with me," remarked Jean.
"What did she say about Jake?" I asked.
"I need to go back to the reunion five years ago to explain her feelings toward Jake," replied Jean.
"You were at the academy and didn't attend the reunion. Amy was pregnant with your first child so she didn't attend either; so Susan went alone. She wasn't dating anyone at the time. Anyway, Jake showed up and they danced. I guess everyone was going for rides in that fellow John Beal's new van. Susan said she drank too much and let herself go too far with Jake and he had sex with her in the van. After that Jake acted like she didn't exist. He got what he wanted.
"Susan went home after that. She said she got over it pretty quick but gained a great dislike for Jake. It wasn't like he took her cherry or anything, but she didn't like being used. When he came to the reunion this time she tried to stay clear of him but he grinned at her every time he saw her.
"When she stepped outside, Jake grabbed her and wouldn't let go. She said she screamed out and Ron came out and told him to keep his hands off his wife. It was very similar to what Elgin had told us but it's like she was protecting her husband. Susan called Jake names and said she hoped he died for being such an asshole. After that he walked away laughing. Susan said that she and Ron went back in to enjoy the party."
It all sounded pretty believable to me. I did wonder who did get her cherry. I was kind of glad it wasn't Jake. I did have to wonder what Ron had to say. I was still a little scared that he could be involved. I know how much he loved Susan and he would die for her if necessary. Ron and Susan have been Amy and my best friends for quite awhile.
One thing about Amy and Susan was that they were outspoken women. They could hold their own in most any situation. It was now time for Jean to tell what my wife Amy had to say about the party. Since she had recorded the conversation, she played it for me.
Amy said, "At the beginning it was nice seeing a lot of our old classmates. I didn't recognize a lot of them since they were wearing costumes besides not seeing some of them for ten years. Of course, I knew about the different deaths since the last reunion. It's odd that, after someone whom you hardly know dies, they are almost wiped from our memories until someone brings up their name. I find that kind of sad.
"I was having a nice time but I wish Ray could have been there. God I love him so much. He's been my boyfriend since our junior year in high school. Sharon and I are best friends and both liked Ray. Luckily I won out. Other than our three kids, he's the best thing that ever happened to me."
"Amy, let's get back to the party. Did you see Jake there?" asked Jean.
"Of course I did. You know that. Do we really have to talk like this, Jean?"
"I'm sorry, Amy, but this is how I have to do it. When did you see Jake at the party?"
"Well, he came in with a beautiful woman on his arm. Damn, she was beautiful. We found out it was his wife and she was a model or something. Why he would chase skirts with something like that at his side is beyond me," replied Amy.
"What do you mean chase skirts, Amy?"
"He tried to put the make on every woman there just about. I mean he's a real snake in the grass. He's worse than I can ever remember. Maybe it has something to do with his celebrity status. I really don't know."
"Did he try to put the make on you Amy?" asked Jean.
"I tried to stay away from him most of the time but he always gave out snide remarks when he knew no one else might hear. You know, stuff like, 'Damn I bet you're good in bed.' things like that. I was out smoking a cigarette; I'm trying to quit but it isn't easy. Anyway, I'm standing there and he reaches down and grabs my ass. I was shocked and hauled off and slapped him, the damn pervert. If Ray would have been there, Jake would have been a dead man. Oh, I guess he is anyway. Sorry about that last statement.
"I called him a few choice names and went back inside and pretty much hung with Susan and Ron."
"Anything else you want to tell me, Amy?" asked Jean. "Anything that might help us out."
"This is Ray's department, figuring out crime. I will say that Jake's wife and Bob were a little too close for just being friends. Everyone saw them playing grab ass while her husband was busy doing the same thing. I'd put my money on a shameless marriage. I know if Ray acted like Jake, he'd be a dead man. Oh, shit, strike that remark; I could never hurt Ray," replied Amy.
"I know where you're coming from; we all want to protect what's ours. I know I would do whatever is necessary to protect what's mine," said Jean. "Of course it would have to be within the law," she smiled.
"Is there anything you want to say about Susan or Ron?" asked Jean.
"They're my best friends. I know they dislike Jake as much as I do; maybe even more since Susan did date him a few times." replied Amy.
"Amy, do you know if Susan ever had sexual relations with Jake?" asked Jean.
"What? Jean, how could you ask me anything like that? I'll tell you that I never did and if you want personal information like that about Susan, you can just ask her yourself," replied an angry Amy.
"I'm sorry, Amy; it's my job to ask. You'd be surprised how many people like to gossip about their so-called friends."
"Look, Jean, I like you and respect you but anything you want to know about my friends, you'll have to get it from them. Is there anything else you want to ask me about the party?"
"Did anyone like Jake Mullett?" asked Jean.
"Not too many people, but I don't think they hated him enough to do him in. I should say, he won't be missed," answered Amy.
Next, I had to talk with my friend Ron. There was no reason to beat around the bush so I came out and asked him. "Ron, for the record, did you kill Jake Mullett?"
"No, I did not. I do have to admit that I wasn't far from stabbing him with my knife," replied Ron.
"Please explain what you're talking about Ron," I said.
"Bullshit! Ray, we both know that you have witnesses telling of me pulling a knife out at Jake. He laid his hands on my wife and if there weren't any witnesses, I'd have cut him wide open. We're made from the same cloth, Ray. I know if someone laid their hands on Amy that you wouldn't just stand by and watch. I protected my wife just like you would have done. I don't have to apologize for it," replied Ron.
"Ron, I know you better than anybody. You're on our list because of pulling the knife and saying you would kill him if he bothered Susan again. I believe that you would be capable of doing it. Look me in the eye and tell me you didn't do it."
Ron stared straight into my eyes and said, "Ray, I didn't kill the damn bastard, Jake Mullett. I will also say that I'm glad he's dead."
I believed Ron. Not that it would mean anything if he were charged but I knew him. He was right when he said the two of us were cut from the same cloth. We were two good family men with kids and good wives and would do anything to protect our families.
I said thank you to my friend and told him I would keep him updated on the case.
We're now going to tell you what Bob Sees and Simone had to say. I want to say before they tell their story that we didn't talk to these people in the order that we explained here. Bob and Simone were the first two that we talked to. We actually talked to them three times but they stuck with their stories.
Bob came in first while Simone sat in our waiting room.
"Bob, tell us about your relationship with Jake Mullett and his wife, Simone."
"They're both friends of mine. I am the vice president of the bank that Jake's father runs."
"What were you doing at the reunion/Halloween party? You didn't graduate with this class or even from this school."
"Jake asked me to come along and help keep Simone company. He was going to try and get a little tail while he was here. The reunion committee said they didn't mind so long as Jake came. He was a celebrity and they wanted him at their reunion."
"Did you kill him, Bob? Did you kill Jake Mullett so you could be with his wife?"
"Alright, alright, I hated the bastard and the way he acted like he was the cock of the walk. He left Simone by herself all the time and flirted with other women right in front of her. She deserved a lot better than him, but I didn't kill him. In fact, I spent most of the night with Simone by my side except for the few times he danced with her. You can ask her; she'll tell you we were together most of the night."
"Do you love Simone, Bob? Would you kill to have her for your very own?"
Bob sat quiet for a few seconds staring at us. "Yes, I love her and, yes, I would do anything to be with her but I didn't kill Jake. We went out looking for him when we... umm, after we... didn't see him for awhile at the party. Someone said he had been spending most of his time out back in the cemetery. We walked over to the open grave and saw a pitch fork sticking in his chest. Simone screamed and we rushed back into the party and called the police."
"Thanks for talking with us. Please let us know your whereabouts so we can keep in touch with you," I said.
"You guys have to believe me that I didn't kill Jake. Yes, I'm glad he's dead; yes, I'm in love with Simone, but I didn't kill him. I know it looks bad but there is no evidence that I fought with him or was near the grave except when we found him," replied Bob.
Our talk with Simone was very similar to our talk with Bob. When she walked in I have to say she was one beautiful sexy woman. I had to agree with others who couldn't understand why Jake would want anyone else when he had this woman in his bed. Then I heard her speak. Her personality was horrible. It was all about her. She was a female Jake Mullett when it came to a personality; that sucked. They deserved each other.
She walked into the office and I asked her to sit down. "Mrs. Mullett," I preceded to say when she crudely interrupted me.
"I don't go by Mullett. I prefer to be called by my single stage and professional name of Simone," I was told in no uncertain terms.
"I'm sorry, Simone. Would you tell us about your relationship and marriage to Jake please." I tried to act professional.
"I met Jake at a party about three years ago and we dated a little and then got married. It was a marriage of convenience."
"Could you please explain what you mean by convenience?" I asked.
"We didn't love each other; I don't really know if we even knew each other that well. I was his arm candy. You know, he wanted a well built, good looking woman on his arm when he went to parties and socialized. I, on the other hand, needed to be noticed more in my career. By marrying a pro football player I was noticed and it was a big boost to my career as a model."
"Did you and Jake ever make love?" I asked.
"That's rather a crude question. Jake never made love; we had sex. Jake only worried about getting himself off. He really never cared if I came or not."
"Did he still see other women, Simone?"
"See! Ha, that's a laugh. He'd fuck any woman that would hold still long enough. It's one of the reasons he came to the reunion or party if you prefer. He wanted to show off how he could still pick up the women. He had his eye on a few old classmates. Why would he want any small town hick girls when he had me, I just don't understand."
"Did he mention any names? What classmates he might be interested in?"
"No, he would fuck any woman that would let him. The funny thing is that's he's such a lousy lover. I doubt any woman would even want him a second time," laughed Simone.
"Tell me about Bob Sees. Is he your friend or Jake's?"
"Bob hated Jake. The only reason he came to this party was to be with me."
"Did Jake know that he was your lover?" I asked.
She hesitated before answering. I know she wasn't sure what to say. "Simone, you were seen having sexual relations with Bob in one of the back rooms of the Grange hall. Do you want to verify or deny it?"
"Bob and I are lovers. We make love, not just have sex."
"Did Jake know about you two? Is that why you killed him?" asked Jean.
"I didn't kill the bastard and I don't care that he is dead. As far as Bob goes, I don't know if Jake knew about us or not and I really don't care. Every time we went out I had to watch him put the make on different women. Other than when he wanted me by his side at a photo op or needed a quick fuck, he didn't know I existed."
"We all noticed that you didn't act like a woman who had found her husband dead recently. We also found out that he had a two million dollar life insurance policy and you were the sole beneficiary. Did you know that?"
"Of course I knew. I was his wife and knew of our personal affairs. He bought the policy last year. The team he played for picked up the cost for it. Does that make me a prime suspect because I'm receiving money? I told you I didn't kill him and you're going to have a hard time proving differently. I know about the peeping tom watching us. I guess it works in our favor seeing we were being watched making love so we have an alibi," laughed Simone.
"Just so you know the peeping tom didn't watch you the whole night. So there was still time for you or your boyfriend to kill Jake."
Two days later we got the reports from the crime lab. Jake was hit on the back of the head with the shovel. He must have then been pushed into the grave and the rake thrown into his chest like a spear. The rake did enter his heart. The cause of death was loss of blood due to both actions. Either one in itself would have killed him but by both happening so quickly he was lucky if he lasted a few minutes. There were no fingerprints on either the shovel or the rake.
Jean and I went over and over the evidence we had. We took it all to the prosecuting attorney and showed him what we had. We explained to him that we felt that Simone or Bob probably killed him. We figured they might have even worked to get the job done.
He agreed with us but said that it just wasn't enough evidence to take to a jury. A good lawyer could show reasonable doubt. If we tried the case and lost and later found more evidence, they couldn't be tried again because of double jeopardy.
Jake's father was livid that we didn't find the killer of his son. He posted a half million dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who were responsible for his son's death. It didn't help. No one came forward with any more evidence.
It's been over twenty-nine years since Jake's death. No one was ever prosecuted for the murder. The same goes for John Beal and Dave Abrums. All three are sitting in the unsolved murder file cabinet. Maybe you'll see them on the television show Cold-Cases.
Jake's father and mother have both passed away so the reward was canceled at their death. Even though we didn't care for Jake's dad, we did feel sorry for him. Anyone losing a member of their family in a violent manner has a hard time adjusting to it.
Simone did get her moment in the spotlight, as well as the insurance check. She was hounded by the press after the death of Jake. A year later she married Bob and the two of them moved to California. We heard through the grapevine that they were divorced two years later.
The rest of our town just deals with it in their own way. To be honest the only time it's mentioned is when someone comes into town or a kid asks, "Who was Jake Mullett and what did he do?" His name is still on a sign when you come into our community. "Hometown of Jake Mullet," it reads.
He's more known for his death than his achievements on the football field. His records in high school have already been surpassed by the younger generations.
Susan and Ron are still our best friends. Like us they had three kids and they have seven grand children. We have eight and spend our free time with our family.
We haven't been back to a reunion since the ten year one. Amy said she just didn't care to go and if we weren't going; neither were Susan and Ron.
I know how they felt being at a party and someone you know being killed. It's something that sticks with you a long time. I know; I see people I've known die every month. When it's an accident or a murder it's just different. It's not something that Amy and Susan will ever forget. I know Ron deals with the same type of losses when he was on the fire department.
Our fortieth reunion is coming up and the four of us talked about it and think we will go. We see a lot of our old classmates around the community all the time but it will be good to see the out-of-towner's again.
The last we heard, about two thirds of our class is still alive. Most of them have replied that they will be there at the reunion. There isn't going to be any costumes since we are all getting kind of old for that sort of thing. Amy did ask me to wear my police uniform and I told her I would, since I'll be retiring this year. She has supported me and my profession my whole life. I know it's hard for a policeman's wife to watch her husband leave for work everyday, hoping for his safe return.
Ron is going to wear his also. Or at least part of it. He belonged to the fire department and retired last year. Susan has been the best thing that ever happened to him. They have always been a loving couple.
I remember the song, "Stand By Your Man," by Loretta Lynn. That's the way it has been for Ron and Susan, also for Amy and me. No matter what we do in life we know that they are standing right there by their man.
Note from the author DG Hear:
I was going to stop the story at this point and let the readers decide who they thought killed Jake Mullett, but in the past my editors and some comments asked me to finish it and write an ending. So, I'm writing an addendum to this story. I'll let you know who killed Jake Mullet.
It will be told by Amy's best friend Susan. As Paul Harvey says, "Here is the rest of the story."