Don't you know, they called the police in
HeadsUp: The Blog is embarking on a late-night campaign to stamp out the Police investigate headline. Praiseworthy. And the Police investigate lead sentence should follow it out the window.
As fev points out, the act that the police are investigating is pretty much always going to be of more interest to the reader than the police investigation—particularly one that has not yet turned anything up. And there’s the awful monotony of that formula turning up day after day in crime story after crime story.
Besides, if a woman is found dead in the yard of a southwest Charlotte home, after being dropped off at the unoccupied residence by a friend, who you gonna call, Ghostbusters?
Once fev has stamped that one out, perhaps he can turn his attention to the zebra mussel, the emerald ash borer, and starlings.