In the story a group, called The Blood Market, was detailed. Their purpose was to be contract killers that would remove the organs of their victims once they were dead. As it turns out that was very much true. Shortly after the first article was published, the first body appeared. A mysterious 911 call alerted the police to the blood drained body at the now defunct 'Work it out Gym.' The call also warned of additional deaths. It is even believed that reporter Melanie Jones was being groomed to be a new member of the group.
The second murder was reported in much the same way, by a mysterious 911 call. This body was discovered in the lighthouse. As with the first body, all the bodily organs had been removed. This second body was in response to a rumor that the AP Times was about to publish another article on the group. In fact, there was a second article written, but never published per the request of the APPD. The AP Times withheld the information for public safety because both 911 calls warned of retribution if the existence of this group were ever made public or if any other media attention was given to them.
Chief DeSanta and the APPD immediately jumped into a full investigation. Authorities discovered that this group exists in several states including Lousiana, Michigan and now here in AP. They exist as a presence on the dark web and were a business organization who dealt with high end contract kills, but made money on the side by harvesting the organs of victims to sell them on the black market. Despite being a nationwide organization, not much was ever known of their structure until now.
Tonight, however; the AP Times is happy to report that the APPD under the command of chief DeSanta has three members of The Blood Market in custody, including a man named Sully Zahm, the leader of the group. Zahm was captured thanks to an anonymous tip to the police force. One additional member was killed in an attack on a bystander this morning. While not all of the names are being released, DeSanta feels strongly that this is the last gasps of breath for the organization.
"The organization is collapsing in on itself. I think it came to Asphyxiation Point to die. I'm happy to have the pleasure of overseeing that." DeSanta told the Times."The Blood Market are a national organized crime group who were responsible for two murders in Asphyxiation Point. Working at speed and relying a lot on specialized intelligence we managed to track down and capture the majority of the group identified to be working here in Asphyxiation Point. The diligence of the Police Department's Officers, coupled with collaborative assistance with the DA's office has once again made sure the citizens ah AP can sleep safe in their beds at night." DeSanta continued.
With the upper echelon of The Blood Market either in custody or dead, the national threat that this group posed seems to have come to an end.
Reported by Pen Dragon