Posted: Sep 20, 2005 8:54 pm |
Edited by: unfriendly1
Ok, back from an exceptionally excellent lunch at Al's Chicago Hot Dog Drive-Thru. Martel, I'll be sending you an email with photos and a review of what HAS TO BE the best dog in Baton Rouge.
Now back to our reguarly scheduled weirdness.
My Dad & I spent an hour or so looking around my uncle's house for clues, and other than the intial scribbled note from Laurence, all I found was an old address book that had a bunch of phone #'s scrawled in it. I stuck it in my pocket as a potential sorce of info cause we didn't have any idea where my great-uncle took off to after my uncle's suicide. We were concerned cause (like I mentioned before) Laurence is at least 80 years old, and he can't even drive anymore, BUT my dead uncle's car was missing from the house, so we kinda figured Laurence had either driven himself (uh-oh), or got someone else to drive him out of town.
We started calling #'s in the book asking whoever happened to answer the phone if they knew what the hell happened re: Kenny's suicide or if they knew where my great-uncle might've ended up. After a couple of hours of dead ends, I had to head back to Baton Rouge because they still have a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Orleans & Jefferson Parish, and I didn't want to get stuck in River Ridge overnight.
So this morning, my Mom called me & she said she'd spoken to a lady (who had left nola post-hurricane & is currently in Detroit) that identified herself as a 'house-keeper' at my uncle Kenny's house. She said she was hired by my great-uncle Laurence to help out with cooking & cleaning, but that she considered Kenny 'her friend'. She said she was AT THE HOUSE the DAY AFTER Kenny's suicide, and that Laurence didn't even bother to MENTION to her that Kenny killed himself. She said she only discovered it when she went in his room to check on him after she hadn't seen him for 1/2 a day.
Long story short, this lady is convinced that Kenny DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF. My Mom asked her what she meant by that, and this lady hesitated--but finally said that she thought that it was very possible that my great-uncle Laurence may have killed Kenny. She said Laurence was so old that he had 'good days and bad days' and he was 'in and out' of reality--and although she couldn't swear to it because she wasn't there when the shot was fired, she felt in her heart that Kenny would not kill himself. She said she left town because she was scared to be in the same house with Laurence...
Cue twilight zone theme.
At this point, my Mom was (needless to say) curious to speak with Laurence--so she tried to call some of his extended family who live outside of San Antonio. She managed to connect with the San Antonio clan, and they confirmed that they had flown to Baton Rouge & then driven down to River Ridge to pick up Laurence, drive him back to Baton Rouge, and fly him to San Antonio to live with them.
My Mom asked Laurence's San Antoinio family to call us back so we could ask him some questions, and HE WON'T FUCKING CALL US BACK. At least not yet, anyway. So, as of NOW, we don't know WHERE Kenny's car is, WHY he'd been withdrawing $5,000 a month from his checking account since February (his house & car were totally paid for & he was a total recluse so it's not like he was out partying) or WHAT the fuck really happened to him.
More when I have the energy to type it.