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Tony slowly trudges back inside the house. Tears continue to stream down his pale, sunken face.
"I can't believe they left me. My family left me," He sobs.
"After all I've done for them too. Why did they have to abandon me like this, why? Don't they love me anymore? Don't they want me to be a part of the family? Are they ashamed of me because I went to prison? Maybe I embarrass them because I'm not normal, like them. I thought they loved me. I thought they really loved me," he blubbers.
"Maybe it was all a game to them, making me believe they loved me so I'd keep on supporting them. What about all the fun times we had, all the laughter, the hugs, I love you's we shared? Was that all lies too? No, it couldn't have been, it just couldn't. They do love me. I know they do. I
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Can you remember anything else he'd said about the boy? A name perhaps?"
"No, I can't remember his name but dad said that he lived on a farm out of town."
"Did your dad use to drive a pickup?" The son laughs.
"Yes, he drove that beat up old thing until the day he died. Mom has a picture of it somewhere. Come to think about it I think she has a picture of the boy and dad holding up a large catfish too."
"Could you fax me a copy?"
"The pictures would help your investigation?"
"It'd be very helpful."
"I'll send it in a few minutes."
"I'll be looking forward to receiving the photo. Thank you so much for your time." Hanging up the phone, she turns towards the two ladies.
"That's great news, detectives!"
"The first real break we've had on this case. Now to see what I can do about the house."
"Can't you search the property detective?" Wanda asks.
"Not without a warrant and I need probable cause for that. If I can prove that Tony purchased the house using proceeds from illegal activities that might be enough. Let me go to talk to my captain, see what he

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