No, I'm not going into graphic detail here for you people.
The ME called Robert's family into the morgue. Since I wasn't family, I had to wait outside, but they briefed me in full when they came out.
This is where it gets really fucking weird.
According to the ME:
-Robert's been dead about 6-8 hours judging by the body temperature.
-There were markings on Robert's hands and feet, indicating he was bound somewhere before he was killed. The ME couldn't identify what kind of markings it was though; he did say it was "too smooth to be rope".
-There were no markings or injuries to his body other than the impalement on the tree. Yes, you heard me. Someone - or something - got Robert's organs OUT of his body with surgical precision(according to the ME) without a fucking scratch on him.
-What's worse, the ME believes that Robert was ALIVE while his organs were being removed.
What kind of sick fuck does that? No, I'm wrong - what kind of sick fuck CAN DO what was done to Robert? You can't just remove someone's organs without making some kind of a mark on his body. That's just not fucking possible. Naturally, the ME has ruled Robert's death "homicide via unknown methods".
Well, I should say - it shouldn't be possible, but...with what I know, I'd say it's plenty possible.
I'm going to be staying with Robert's family for the next week or so as they adjust to all this shit - it's the least I can do.