Someone bursting into the Sheriff's office woke him with a start. Outside it was light again and there was a bustle of activity. It wasn't early morning then. Shit.
"Sheriff, come quick!"
A couple more people burst in as Sheriff Cole registered it was Eddie Sherman speaking, trying to remain calm above the hubbub of noise behind him.
"It's that Cody girl!"
"She's dead?" The Sheriff didn't really want to hear the answer, so he turned his back on Sherman as he grabbed his coat.
"Come on, let's go!" he ordered, pushing everyone outside. "Where to, Sherman? Tell me everything."