The offices of the Santa Ramona Chronicles have been temporarily closed today after the editor, Venus Mari Zapedzki, received what appeared to be a death threat. The threat took the form of a padded envelope containing a bullet for a sniper’s rifle. The bullet was wrapped in a playing card – the Queen of Diamonds – with the word “CEASE” in capital letters written on it. The envelope, marked “Personal” and addressed to Ms Zapedzki was delivered to the Chronicles offices early in the morning.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating. This is the second incident involving Ms Zapedzki this week. On Sunday an anonymous caller drew her attention to a casket which turned out to contain a rattlesnake. Anyone phoning the Chronicles will have their call forwarded, so we are hoping for a minimum of disruption.