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It has been over 10 years since anybody has been in the home of Ms. Emily, other than her loyal and old servant Tobe. After her death and burial, the townspeople decided to take a look around. Things then began getting weird after they entered one room in particular. According to one of the townspeople, the room was “decked and furnished as for a bridal”. It was an older room and covered in dust. the dust was all over the rose-colored curtains and light covers. The dust even covered the old shaving kit that was on the dressing table. It was almost as if the room was frozen in time. The townspeople began to investigate the room. They began to notice things such as a man’s suit, a man’s shirt collar, and also the shaving kit. What a strange room. It appeared that the room was set up as a bridal suite, but Ms. Emily had never married. They soon discovered a CORPSE on the bed. It was the corpse of a man.

The man was Homer Barron, a man from the North. He was a large man with a powerful voice, light colored eyes, and a dark complexion. Upon moving to Jefferson, he won many admirers because of his gregarious nature and good sense of humor. He developed an interest in Emily and would take her for Sunday drives. Emily had also begun to develop feeling for Homer, but the townspeople though that he wouldn’t make a good mate. One day he entered Ms. Emily’s home and was never seen from again, until he was found in Emily’s home as a corps.

One of the townspeople states, “The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace. What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay; and upon him and upon the pillow beside him lay that even coating of the patient and biding dust. Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair."

According to the detectives, this man was Ms. Emily’s lover from many years before, whom she was supposed to marry, which explains why everything was “furnished for a bridal.” This also explains why some of the townspeople were complaining about a rancid smell that was coming from her house around 10 years prior. It was the smell of a decaying body.

As for the indention in the pillow next to the body, according to detectives, Ms. Emily would lie next to him. Psychologist are currently working on determining what was wrong with Ms. Emily or if she had anything wrong with her at all.

Tobe, Ms. Emily’s humble servant, is currently being questioned about the body and and the past events of the house. The scene is still under further investigation.
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