Mrs Ashby gasped, the words reminding her of what they’d done.
“He died of natural causes.”
“You hit him with your stick.” A tear rolled down her face.
“It's natural to hit something with a stick if it is attacking you. We can’t bring him back to life. This is a load of media nonsense. Don’t you think the police have better things to do than exhume a dead goose? It’s just a goose, it’s not like we killed a person. Now just go home, get some rest and don’t worry. If, and I don’t believe for one second they will, but if they do try to exhume the body, then we say the killers must have come back and stolen the evidence. Okay?”
Update 5/3/2016 http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Sandon-goose-update-Bird-shot-police-confirm/story-28861231-detail/story.html