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“Do you have the note with you?” Freddie asked.
Foster reached into his jacket and pulled out an envelope. He held it out for Freddie to take.
“If you could take it out and read it to me, that would be better. We don’t want any unnecessary fingerprints on it.”
“Oh, yes, of course.” Foster took the note out of the envelope and unfolded it. He turned it around so Freddie could see it. Like something out of an old movie the letters had been cut out of magazines and pasted on the paper. The note read
Pay up or she comes back a piece at a time.
Freddie looked at Foster. “May we keep this? It will help with our investigation.”
“I guess so. Can you get Jane back? I don’t know what to do.”
“First tell me a few things. Do you have any enemies, anyone that would want to harm you or Jane?”
“No, I can’t think of anyone. We’re just a regular couple living in the suburbs with plans to get married and start a family.”
“What do you do for work?”
“I’m a manager at a one of the department stores in the mall. Jane’s a dental assistant.”
“Do you have a photo of Jane that we can use?”
“Yeah, I keep one on my phone.” Foster pulled his cell phone out of his pocket and tapped a few buttons. He swiped his finger across the screen a few times until he came to a stop. He held the phone up. Freddie took it from him. The photo was of a young brunette sitting on a bench in a park.
“Can you e-mail this to us?”
“Yes, of course.” Foster took the phone back. “Can you get her back? I’ll do anything just as long as I can get her back unharmed.”
“Don’t worry. My partner and I will do everything we can to see that she gets returned safely.”
Freddie took down the relevant contact information and showed Mr. Foster to the door. “We’ll be in touch.”