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“I wish I had a picture to show you how beautiful this woman was,” says the owner, actually co-owner, of a small town jewelry store in the Northeast. “She was perfect.” Tall and blond, with skin “like glass.” She’d been a model. She carried herself with the authority of acknowledged beauty. And dressed, well, exquisitely. “If she was wearing a robin’s egg blue suit, the jacket, purse, and shoes all matched. Every outfit had a coat to go with it.” She was considered a regular customer before she came to work at the store. “She and her husband bought a lot of jewelry. She loved jewelry. Which is the best kind of salesperson.” Looking back, it started maybe six months after she was hired. “An older woman, Betty, worked here at the time. One night two guys came in. Betty opened the case to show them some wedding rings. The next day, two trays of rings

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