I sent an abrupt email saying I was sorry and thanked her for letting me know.
Her response: “I have lots things to do. Help her family to come here. Hire probate lawyer. Contact police department for the investigation result. Her body still there.”
I’m sorry the death of her best friend burdened her with all that responsibility, but it sounds like there may have been something other than natural causes at work.
I caved in out of morbid curiosity, I suppose, and inquired if she was suggesting that S*S* had been killed. The body still where? The coroner?
Her response confirmed the coroner and that the details of her death were still a mystery. It happened after a night out dancing, and she added: “I should look after her, but when she asked me to go with her, I was too tired from stock and options trading early morning.”
My goodness. Imagine if these exchanges had taken place in person. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.