Emily exclaim's at the city authorities that she has no taxes in Jefferson.
Homer Barron and Miss Emily have started to be seen on Sunday afternoons driving in their buggy.
Miss Emily buys arsenic from the druggist, without explaining what she intends to use it for.
Homer Barron disappears without a trace, making everyone believe that he had left. Miss Emily was also not seen for some time, other then through the windows of her house.
Miss Emily dies at the age of seventy four in one of the downstairs rooms of her house.
Once Miss Emily dies and is buried, the room that was not seen in forty years is opened and there lays the corpse of Homer Barron, who Miss Emily killed all those years ago, and beside is the indentation of a head in the pillow, as well as a strand of gray hair. Therefore Miss Emily was sleeping beside the corpse of her dead lover all those years.