Initially, investigators thought nothing untoward had occurred, even though an aspirin bottle was discovered near to Martin’s body. Suspecting that the boy could have swallowed the medicine unwittingly, authorities recorded an open verdict. But just two days after Martin’s death, there was another development.
On May 27, teachers at a local kindergarten arrived after the weekend to a shocking scene. Apparently, someone had broken into the school and left behind some threatening messages. “I murder so that I may come back,” read one, in a childish scrawl. “We did murder Martin Brown,” claimed another.