Friday, September 28, 2007

yet to be named.

they found her yesterday.

nailah franklin.
28 years old.
naked and partially buried.
badly decomposed.

a week before she disappeared, nailah filed a police report that a man she had briefly dated had recently called and threatened her life multiple times. another woman filed two police orders of protection against the same man within a week - the second on the day before nailah went missing.

he has yet to be named a suspect.

we know this story. we know the end before we even hear the beginning. but still, she looked at me - looked right at me through the screen, half-smiling, as if i was about to impart some small, interesting kernel of the why of it - and i didn't know what to say.

i didn't know what to say to her.

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