There were many stories about the night he had been killed.

Some said it was a drunken brawl gone too far. He always did have a temper, which only got worse after a few drinks.

Others thought it was a case of mistaken identity; a darkened alley at the wrong time.

The official report, which few believed, said it was a mugging gone wrong.

There were even those who thought it was the wife who did it, though there was never any evidence for that.

The only ones who knew for sure were the crows, and they weren’t telling anyone.