Deadlands Reloaded: The Weird West
Pinkertons Found Murdered
DENVER, CO—While riding into the outskirts of Denver yesterday afternoon, a small wagon train chanced upon the remains of two bodies. According to Walter Thurman, the group’s guide, he noticed a strange-looking mound off to one side of the road, partially obscured by some undergrowth. Curious, Thurman rode over and discovered the first of the corpses. He quickly rode into town and fetched the sheriff. Upon returning and searching the area, a second corpse was discovered. The remains were identified as those of Christopher Dawson and Geoffrey Harris, two Pinkerton agents stationed at the Denver office. The cause of death for both was determined to be a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
When asked what he though might occurred, senior Pinkerton official of the Denver office, Laurence Cross offered no comment. “This is an internal agency matter and will be handled as such. If anyone has information that might assist in out investigation, that will be taken into consideration. We are working closely with the local authorities, and are confident that this matter will be closed shortly.”
To this reporter, however; it seems that the investigation is finding little. No murder weapon has been found, no motive is known, and there don’t even seem to be any suspects. But knowing the enigmatic Pinkertons, it is quite possible that all facts are being well concealed.