“I worked the homicide beat in Baltimore for twenty years before coming to Hobbs End and I’ve never seen anything as disturbing as this,” said Police Chief Phillip Howard about the grisly discovery found in a Marshside neighbood ranch home on the morning of November 1.
Hobbs End police were called to check on the home after neighbors reported an unpleasant smell emanating from the residence where Ward Dexter (43) and his wife Asenath (38) have resided since 1996. Upon entering the home, the investigating officers found that the walls of the foyer and front room had been sprayed with a thin film of what was determined to be human blood. “Imagine if someone loaded the compressor of an industrial paint sprayer with blood and spun in place a dozen times,” said Chief Howard. “That’s the only way I can describe it.”
The police are hoping that the results of DNA tests on the blood will reveal more about the fates of the Dexters, who have not been seen since the night of October 31. As for the reports of strange symbols scrawled about the crime scene, Howard stated “That’s something our forensic people will be looking into once they return to work. There’s been a bout of the flu going around the station since the beginning of November. I think of got a touch of it myself. Hey, do you hear that buzzing noise?”
Recommended listening: Twilight Ritual – What Rooms Are For (from Rituals, 1986)
Chilling whispers from the ghost of a dead era.