BODY FOUND IN RUNDOWN SHACK
April 4, 1967
YESTERDAY, in rural Idaho, policemen found the body of Gerald Potter, a 75 year old farmer from the small town of Pinecrest. The body was found in a small shack on the property of the victim. Initially, police say that the cause of death was asphyxiation. However, blood loss may also be the cause as multiple lacerations were found on the body, seemingly caused by a rabid animal.
A suspect has been arrested. Alex Zeeta was found unconscious two miles from the scene of the crime with the victim's blood on his skin. However, medical examiners found Zeeta to be in a severely deprived physical and mental state that one doctor, Jack Kaplin, likened to a "prisoner of war". Questionable paraphernalia was found in the shack with the body and an extensive investigation is being conducted.
In 1967, a one Gerald Potter was murdered in the town of Pinecrest. I am one of many investigative reporters covering the story. I intend to dig deeply and find out just what happened and why. Thus far, my findings have dredged up suspicions about the supposed murderer, Alex Zeeta. I do not believe Mr. Potter is the innocent victim that he is assumed to be. I think I might have found something more disturbing then a murder.
Pinecrest is a strange little town. It's located in the middle of Idaho farm land. I drive down Main Street and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end for no apparent reason. There is a fountain in town square that looks strange in this setting. It's an elegant and simple thing that should be in an English garden. When I get out to walk around, I notice some strange inscriptions running around the stonework of the fountain.
The people seem friendly enough but they seem guarded, which is understandable. The town itself is very small. There is one bar that doubles as a restaurant, a small grocery store and gas station, a church, the school, and a farming supply store. There are only a handful of houses in town as the majority of the population is spread out over miles of farm land.