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The two of them were seen together on Thursday night, at a disco in Strabane. " I nodded, unsurprised. " "Might be worth asking for toxicology reports from the state pathologist," I suggested, though I suspected Costello had already done so. "I spoke to her earlier," he said, trying to place the spoon back on the saucer as gently as possible. "The manager of the Cineplex saw Angela there on Friday afternoon with her sisters. They bought tickets for a children's matinee but went to some horror thing.
She pulled a face, finally looking at me. " "No. " "Who, Muire? Think. " "I dunno. " A shake of the head. " She bit her bottom lip and frowned in concentration, but again couldn't answer me. "The bus stop, just. " "Good girl, Muire. That's going to be very helpful," I said trying to sound sincere. "One other thing, Muire, and then I'll go. Did Angela have a fight with someone the day before? On Thursday? " Muire shook her head, but would not look at me again and busied herself with her dolls.
I thanked her and offered my condolences again as I made my way downstairs and outside to arrange for Johnny Cashell to identify the body. He was still standing in his front yard when I left the house, picking the last remaining deadheads off a florabunda rose bush. The heads themselves were heavy and brown, hanging low. He broke them off with his hand, clasping fists full of dead petals. " I said, shaking his free hand. "There is one other thing. " "Jeans, probably. A blue hooded thing her ma bought her for her birthday, I think.