Statement of Alice "Daisy" Tonner, regarding the crimes and death of Calvin Benchley. Statement never given.
Martin starts to give a statement to Daisy Tonner, but she interrupts him, saying that she just wants Martin to tell her where Jonathan is. She also reveals that Basira is no longer a police officer. Although she listened to the tape with Leitner's murder, she is dubious, and threatens to pin the crime on Martin. He explains that he does not know where Jonathan is or where he could be. Martin asks about Sasha, but Daisy does not give him any information.
Martin goes to get Tim under Daisy's instructions and she turns off the recorder, which turns itself back on. Tim explains that he does not know where Jonathan or Sasha are. After a brief exchange, Daisy asks Tim to send in Elias.
Daisy asks Elias how to turn the tape recorder off, but he says that Jonathan will want to review the tapes when he gets back. Daisy confesses that they do not know the identity of the body in the Archives. When asked, Elias explains that he does know where John is, but won't tell the detective. She threatens to take him to the station, but Elias explains that she has become sloppy, not following up on leads or taking evidence and that she is just hunting for John with her own agenda. When Daisy threatens to harm Elias, he explains that she will not because of Calvin Benchley. He explains that he knows what she did and he is going to make her statement to prove it, and so John can hear it one day. He also threatens to go public with this.
Elias speaks in first person as Daisy. She is called "Daisy" instead of "Alice" because she has a scar on her back which the doctor described as a daisy. She likes to be called that because it sounds soft, while the scar proves she is strong.
When she was 11 she was friends with Calvin and they would play in a nearby park and old building site. One day, she dared him to look in the building site after they heard a commotion. He did and when he had not returned after 15 minutes, she followed him. In the building she saw her first two dead bodies, which had apparently killed each other, and she felt both afraid and excited. Behind them on top a staircase was Calvin, looking blank. Behind him was a naked, hunched creature covered in bloodless open wounds. Its mouth moved quickly, speaking silently into Calvin's ear, with its a black tongue flicking into his ear.
Calvin ran at Daisy, slamming her into a fence, causing the metal to stab into her back. She lost consciousness as Calvin stood proudly over her. She later awoke in a hospital. Calvin said that she had fallen. At school, he became more moody, got into more fights, and enjoyed scaring people; 6 children were killed or seriously injured by the time he left for university. He was arrested once but nothing stuck.
Six years ago, Daisy beat him up, took him to her special spot and shot him five times. It was harder than dealing with vampires. He was the first human she killed, but not the last.
Daisy has repeatedly implored Elias to stop during the statement. Elias tells Daisy to leave. He is not going to tell her where John is but he will not stop her hunting him, and suggests that if she cannot leave well enough alone, she should kill him quickly, as "there's no telling" what the archivist might be capable of. Daisy leaves.
Outside, Tim tells Martin he believes that John killed Sasha, and if it was not him it must have been Michael.
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