The paramedics had seen a lot of corpses, but never one quite like this. Robert Wone’s chest was carved open by three deep stab wounds. A bloodied knife lay on a side table. But the high-powered Washington lawyer’s body was laid out neatly on a bed with his arms at his side. The bedding was unruffled and folded neatly at an angle.
There was no sign of a struggle, none of the defensive wounds that might be expected on a man fighting for his life. Strangest of all, there was almost no blood.
Later, the pathologist found something even more unusual: seven tiny needle pricks to Wone’s body that could not be explained by his wife or doctor.