It was a problematic home sale: a failed retaining wall, the ground infilled with unopened bags of mulch, wallpaper concealing holes in the walls, the backyard slipping away into the nearby creek and an unpermitted porch structure on the verge of falling away with it.
Zonte had dropped his 4-year-old son off at a friends home and went to run an errand, but he never returned. His car was found that day still running with bullet holes in it, but there was no body. Four days later, his body was found in a nearby alley.
It's a new holiday tradition of sorts that has been going six years strong. On Thanksgiving day, two strangers who were brought together by a mistakenly-sent text message reunited again for Thanksgiving.