POD: Set in the future
|Appearance(s):||All Fall Down|
|Type of Appearance:||Posthumous reference|
|Cause of Death:||Strangulation|
|Relatives:||Kiyoko Nagumo (sister)|
Eiko Ryan was an elderly woman living alone in the Los Angeles suburb of San Atanasio when she was raped and murdered. She had lived in Marseille Gardens, a somewhat rundown apartment building, for the ten years since her husband's death. When she failed to show up for lunch with her sister, Kiyoko Nagumo, Mrs. Nagumo called and then came over to check on her. She had the property manager unlock the apartment door and the two found her body.
Lt. Colin Ferguson examined the crime scene and found Mrs. Ryan's body in the bedroom with her nightgown hiked up above her waist. The faint but unmistakable odor indicated she had been dead for several days. While needing confirmation from the coroner, it looked like the work of the South Bay Strangler.