You: "Thank you for waiting... I understand that you were a relative of Dolly Thump."
Ted Thump: "Yes. My name is Ted... Dolly was my sister. When I got the phone call about what had happened I flew in from out of state so that I could talk to you personally."
You: "When was the last time you saw your sister alive?"
Ted Thump: "I have not seen her in over three years. However, I did speak to her over the phone on the 13th of this month - It is now the 29th - So it has been 16 days since I spoke to her last."
You: "Were you the one who filed the missing persons report?"
Ted Thump: "Yes... I became very concerned after Dolly called me and then I was unable to get ahold of her for a week."
You: "What was the nature of the phone call?"
Ted Thump: "She called to ask me if I had received an important letter that she had mailed to me (three days earlier) on the 10th. I told her that I had yet to receive the letter and she became very upset. She said there was something very important in the letter and that it was a matter of life and death."
You: "What was in the letter that was so important?"
Ted Thump: "I'm not sure. She did not say. Only that she was in big trouble with some guy named "Baldy" and that it was important that I call her back as soon as I got the letter."
You: "Did you ever get the letter?"
Ted Thump: "No. So on the 16th I called her to tell her that it must have gotten lost in the mail and to ask her what was in the letter that was so important - but her roommate said she was still not home from work from the night before. I called again on the 17th,18th, and again on the 19th. Still no word from her. On the 20th I filled a missing persons report. Earlier today I received word that Dolly's body was found. I was told that her identity was confirmed by comparing dental records."
You: "Is there some other family member that Dolly might have called?"
Ted Thump: "No. I am her only surviving relative."
You: "You said that her roommate said your sister did not return home from work on the 16th. Where did she work?"
Ted Thump: "I'm using the term 'work' as a euphemism. My sister was a prostitute."
You: "Oh.... You mentioned that when she called she said something about someone named "Baldy"? Could Baldy be her pimp?"
Ted Thump: "As far as I know she did not have a pimp. I got the impression that "Baldy" was a customer of some kind. My sister also was a drug abuser so it is possible that "Baldy" could be her dealer."
You: "I appreciate your candor in this matter and the fact that you came all this way to speak with me. Is there anything that you want to add before I conclude this interview?
Ted Thump: "Yes. I know my sister was not exactly a "model citizen," but I certainly hope you will investigate her death with the same enthusiasm as you would with anyone else's death.
You: "You have my word. My department will do everything in our power to solve this case."
Ted Thump: "Thank you. Please keep me informed."
You: "I will. Good bye."
You enter the room and find a man waiting for you.