I stood a little away from the body.
I didn't want to get up close and personal so to speak.
In his face......because......um......he didn't have a face!
According to the Forensic Pathologist who was still scurrying around the body like one of Nature's carrion species, it had been here for roughly 20-26 hours. She couldn't provide a more exact time. The weather that we had been experiencing over the last several days throwing out any reasonable estimations.
Bitterly cold southerlies, squalling showers and rain periods.
Perhaps a more accurate time of death could be provided during the post-mortem.
Local wing type feathered birds were already tentatively pecking at the corpse, mainly the bloodied head. Flies and blow flies had already marked out their reservations o...