Chapter 9: The Aftermath

Detective Peter Pux sat at his desk, staring at the empty case file in front of him. It had been a year since he had solved the case of Jessica's murder and brought her killer, Alex, to justice. But despite the closure that the trial had brought, Peter couldn't shake the feeling of sadness and disgust that washed over him whenever he thought about the case.

He knew that he had done his job and that he had brought justice to Jessica and her family. But it wasn't going to bring her back, and her family and friends were still struggling to come to terms with her tragic death.

Peter couldn't help but feel guilty for not catching the case sooner. If only he had acted faster, maybe he could have prevented Jessica's murder from happening. Maybe he could have saved her.

But he knew that it was too late for that now. All he could do was try to move on from the case and focus on the ones that were still open.

As he packed up his things and headed home for the day, Peter couldn't help but feel a sense of sadness. He had finally put this case to rest, but he knew that it would always stay with him.

He knew that he would never forget Jessica or the role that he had played in bringing her killer to justice. She would always be with him, a reminder of the importance of his work and the impact that it had on the lives of others.

But despite the sadness that the case had brought, Peter knew that he had done the right thing. He had brought justice to Jessica and her family, and that was all that mattered.