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We were home working on a slide presentation for her class. She’s studying to be a nurse practitioner,” Dr. Greineder replied. “She went to bed about eleven, but I stayed up until twelve-thirty and got up at six. I usually only sleep six hours a night,” he added. Foley found the doctor’s extraneous detail somewhat odd. ” Foley asked. “I made breakfast,” Dr. Greineder replied. “I cut up some fruit and we had muffins. She got up around seven and we cleaned the house after breakfast. The house was a mess because we were spending a lot of time on her slide presentation.
Just send someone,” he pleaded. “I, someone inside with her, there was someone else walking his dog, and I, he went in there. There’s a runner here,” Dr. Greineder stuttered. ” Parillo asked. ” “No. I don’t see anything yet. Do they have a key to this gate? Because they can’t get in unless they have the key. ” Parillo interrupted, again halting his rambling. “Yeah,” he responded. “What I’m gonna do is, I’m gonna hang up the phone with you. I want you to keep an eye out for the ambulance and the police officer,” Parillo instructed.
Foley’s football-playing boys, Tim and Dan, would be watching the games without him. He was needed in the town of Wellesley, the dispatcher told him; the local police were requesting he respond to Morses Pond. Foley jotted down some directions, and with an entrance to the Massachusetts Turnpike right down the street from the ME’s office, he was quickly rolling west toward Wellesley. A seasoned trooper, Foley had investigated white-collar crime for eight years while assigned to the Massachusetts Attorney General, but he had been in Norfolk County for less than a year and had never worked with the Wellesley Police Department.