Wednesday, December 08, 2010

After All, Isn't That What Maids Are For?

Los Angeles, CA

When I stay at a hotel I really like to make sure I don't leave too much of a mess to clean up afterward, that the hookers, llamas and midget strippers have all been safely ushered out, some of the more egregious stains on the carpet have at least been soaked with club soda and the occasional head sized holes in the drywall have been covered over with blankets.

And I never, ever leave a dismembered body in the room.

On November 29th, the body of Herbert Tracy White, 49, of Hollywood was found by a maid in a room of the Continental Hotel stuffed into a backpack under the bed.

No, sorry. Part of him was in the backpack. The rest of him was under the bed.

Police are liking Edward Garcia Jr., 36, and his wife, Melissa Hope Garcia, 25 of Pennsylvania for the killing. The current theory is that it's a robbery gone wrong and the couple were in the process of getting rid of the body when they, what, just gave up? Got partway through and went, "Fuck it. I'm tired"?

People really need to work on their follow-through.

1 comment:

Pamila Payne said...

It's harder than people think to cut up a body. Especially if you don't have the right tools. Or you're just lazy.