Before I post 13, I have to apologize and ask those of you that are following this story to go back to part 12 and read the last paragraph which I left off in error. Sorry about that. ☺
Clara answered her phone. “Hello”.
“Clara good morning. I just got a report back from Jack. He went over Clem’s body very carefully again. The only mark on his body was a small scratch or cut on his neck, he said it could have been done while he was shaving or scratched himself. No needle marks anywhere on his body”.
“What about his Potassium level”.
“Let me look. It says here it was slightly high but not high enough to kill him. And, his alcohol level was high of course”.
“What about the time of death”?
“Somewhere between eleven-thirty pm., and nine thirty am., when his Handyman called the station”.
“How does Jack know it was eleven thirty pm.”?
“I told Jack that’s the time I took him home. We were at the Black Magic, he had too much to drink and I told him I would drive him home. Beanie offered but I told her I would handle it. I drove him home, he passed out on the sofa. I checked to make sure he was breathing and put his keys on the end table and left”.
“He was with you that night”?
“No, he was there when I got there. He was dancing with Beanie but was already two sheets to the wind. Why”?
“Oh, no reason, you surprised me. I didn’t know you were with Clem that night”.
“I didn’t get there until about ten pm., Beanie said he got there about eight pm., or so”.
“Was Jeffery at the Black Magic”?
“No, not when I got there”.
“Why so many questions Clara. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill and play detective. Clem died of a heart attack, let the poor man rest in peace”.
“I am not playing detective Marcus Kent. I just find it strange that Clem died of a heart attack. He was fit as a fiddle. Is his body being released now”?
“Not yet, Jack is waiting for the rest of the toxicology results”.
“Alright Marcus, thanks for getting back to me”. They hung up. Lena had come into the kitchen at the tail end of the conversation. “What happened Clara”?
“I just found out that Marcus was with Clem the night he died. He said he drove him home from the Black Magic because he was too drunk to drive. He was the last person to see Clem alive. That little shit told me I’m making a mountain out of a molehill. The nerve of him. After all the times we have helped him. I still have a gut feeling there is something more to this than meets the eye”.
“Was Jeffery at the house when Marcus took Clem home”? Lena asked.
“Good question Lena, I didn’t ask, but I will find out”.