It was not the first dead body the three of us had ever seen, but it sure was the ugliest. The unfortunate man had died flat on his back like he had been laid out on a gurney in a morgue, except he was on the ground in a forest. It was near impossible to tell the man's age, his head and body were cartoonishly bloated, almost a caricature of a man. His skin was grey and blotchy with what appeared to be black and blue bruising. I'm sure the words murder victim moved to the front of each one of our thoughts.