Police Shocked by Swiftness of Crime
CHICAGO, October 27 -- Police and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation once again have an October murder on their hands.
One year after striking in Boston, the World Series Curse Killer has claimed another victim, the Curse of the Chicago White Sox. The attack happened last night on the city's South Side at approximately 10:30 p.m., after the White Sox ended an eighty-eight-year-old drought as baseball's champions.
"At this time, we don’t have any leads," said Captain Karl Leujinski of the Chicago Police Department. "We are completely flabbergasted that this happened."
Federal officials were called in once the Chicago White Sox reached the series. "Last year, we thought we might have been dealing with a lone incident," said Special Agent Peter Johnson. "Once these playoffs began, however, we started receiving tips and information that a similar incident could occur. Seeing as this matter now crossed state lines, the Chicago PD deemed it prudent to seek our help."
Members from the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit were present at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, searching for clues. While acknowledging that the agency believed the same killer was behind both the Boston and Chicago Curse killings, they were reluctant to label the perpetrator a serial killer.
"So far, what we do know is that the killer is male, he works very quickly, achieving his results within as few games as possible, and he shows a preference for American League targets," said Agent Johnson. He refused to confirm a rumor that the killer could be a designated hitter.
However, investigators are now reopening the case of the infamous New York Mets case of 1986 to see if that was the work of the same individual. "I can’t comment, but we are reviewing the similarities," said Johnson.
The killings have taken a large personal toll as well. Larry "Sully" Sullivan, a Boston native and close, long-time acquaintance of the Red Sox Curse, recalls how shocked he was by last year's brutal attack.
"All my life, I’ve been around the Curse, you know?" said Sullivan, his voice trembling with emotion. “You never thought this day would come where you couldn't see it no more. It was a part of us. And since it’s been gone, it’s like...you can’t describe the hole that leaves, the void where you used to complain about your team and moan about the dumb front office and the stupid coaches. The Curse brought us together, made us feel special. Now we’re just like everyone else."
The murder of the White Sox Curse does not seem to have quite the same effect, as that Curse lived a more isolated, lonely life. But LaMar Harrison of Joilet, Illinois, a White Sox fan, still can't believe what he witnessed. "If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I’d say it was crazy talk. It makes me nervous. If the White Sox Curse isn't safe, no Curse is safe."
The FBI refuses to confirm or deny reports that the World Series Curse Killer has left a clue about his next victim, a red “C” in a toilet at U.S. Cellular Field. According to Agent Johnson, "We will get this guy before he strikes again. We are pursuing leads nationwide. It is my sincerely belief that next year, we will be celebrating the Series in Yankee Stadium instead of conducting an investigation in Wrigley or Jacobs Fields."