The helicopter landed on the spacious platform. When Olivia stepped out of the aircraft, she could feel a heatwave from all directions.
Ethan held her hand carefully and said, “It’s hot outside. You should wait for me in the helicopter.”
Olivia was determined to get off the helicopter. Avery had also gathered a lot of men. He tried to suppress the fear in his heart as he asked, “Olivia, where did you see the body?”
Olivia found the boat she got on when she fell into the ocean from memory. “It’s that one. The body was still there then. But it’s been six months. I’m not sure…”
Before she could finish her sentence, Avery was already running toward the boat. He disregarded Bryce’s words.
“Be careful, Mr. Avery. Don’t forget that you’re not in good health.”
Avery didn’t listen. He had been looking for his sister for so long. Now that he had a lead, it was about
Avery, who was usually calm, felt like his legs were about to give way. His mind was in disarray. But still, he moved forward.
The wind was howling in his ears as he climbed up the boat. The bodyguards got up to the boat before him. Everyone had their flashlights on as they entered the cabin. Before long, they could smell the pungent scent in the air.
The wood had been soaked in water for a long time. It became moldy and smelly. There was also the
smell of rotting meat.
Bryce said, “Mr. Avery, the smell is putrid. Maybe you should wait outside.”
Avery ignored him. He turned on his flashlight and walked faster. His heart was beating erratically,
and his forehead was covered in sweat.
A loud voice came from inside the boat. “We found it. Over here.”
Avery’s knees gave out. He almost fell to the ground, but Bryce was able to catch him in time.
“Don’t worry, Mr. Avery. Even if there is a body, it might not be Ms. Fordham. Her necklace was gone, so maybe the earrings and ring were also bought by someone else.”
Avery wanted to say, “I hope so”, but no words came out.
He trembled as he ran toward where the voice came from. The closer he got, the more unpleasant the
He finally saw the body under the light of several flashlights. After six months of decay, the body had
been reduced to a partial skeleton, and some clothes were scattered on the ground. The diamonds were shining under the glow of the flashlights.
“Mr. Avery, it’s indeed the rose diamond earrings.”
One of the men wrapped the jewelry in tissue and picked it up. There were the earrings and the sapphire ring.
Avery took a look at them. It was precisely as Olivia described. He should feel lucky that this area had been abandoned, which was why the scene could be preserved.
Although he had found the jewelry, he still couldn’t prove that the body was his sister. Avery steadied himself and said with great strain, “Secure the scene. If this is the primary crime scene, there will be
“Yes, Mr. Avery. About that body…”.
“Bring it back. Let forensics examine it carefully. I want to do a DNA test.”
Avery hobbled off the boat. His mind was wandering, and his eyes were out of focus.
Olivia saw the body being wrapped in white sheets. She knew that the body had been found.
“Are you okay, Mr. Avery?”
Avery came back to his senses and looked at Ethan. “Mr. Miller, I’m afraid I need to ask for your
Ethan looked at Olivia, and he didn’t refuse. “Tell me what you need.”