"Or it could be the same..."
Later, Sheriff Cole sat alone and spoke into the cold night air of his empty office.
"...the same motivation."
Zeke did them. All three murders.
Nope. That's not what happened. Not Zeke. Not Samuel, either.
Or, McGinley murdered the women? Left his son to take all the blame? That is possible. But is it very likely? Is McGinley capable of that?
Or, McGinley got his hired hand to murder the women? Hand leaves, job done. Son gets the blame because he just happens to be there? Possible.
But why John Bowen?
Why an axe?