I waited a while after knocking and I thought I heard someone say "come in." I opened the door and Mrs. Write was in the rocking chair. I said I came to see if John wanted to put in a telephone, and she just laughed. I asked if I could see him and she said no I asked why and she said because he's dead. I asked where he was and she just pointed upstairs.
She said he died of a rope around his neck. I called for harry and we went upstairs and there he was. We went back down Mrs. Write still rocking in her chair. I asked if anyone had been notified and she said no, I asked who did it and she said I don't know, and that she was a sound sleeper.
I guess that's all I know.
and you think there is nothing here that points to any motive?
No there's nothing here but kitchen stuff.
These quilt stitches are a little messed up, i'll fix them up for her I know how hard it can be being a farm wife. I wish I had came to check up on her more, I should have.
I wonder what she has a bird cage for. (opens box) Oh my it looks like this birds neck was rung. She must have wanted to give it a proper burial so kept it, no need to tell them of the bird it can't have anything to do with John's murder.