Max had been missing from the house for more than a day, which wasn’t unusual.
No one told me for fear I’d be in hysterics (!), and I’ve only just been informed after my nephew’s birthday party.
Someone had either killed Max, or saw Max dead, took the trouble of bagging him and putting him in the garbage bin outside. (One of our household saw the bag in the bin, and saw a bit of what was inside).
I am flabbergasted.