CRIME: The Suppliant Stranger

Last year Elzie Hammons bagged two grouse in a wooded area just out side Issaqua, Wash., and so, on the opening day of the hunting season this month, he headed there again. Walking back to his Jeep after scouting the bushes, Hammons spotted what he thought was a human skull lying on the ground. Near by was a section of rib cage and part of an arm. When a passer by heard about the bones and insisted that they must be from an animal, Hammons returned with him for a second look. "On...

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