Maybe these people were a little too frugal
Holly was everything a girl would die to be, popular, smart, and gorgeous. But if there was one thing she wouldn't let people in on, it was her family's money problems.
When the Spring dance came up, boys were flocking to her side. Not wanting to disappoint her peers, she garrenteed she'd be there. She told her parents about the dance, and they said of course she could go. But her mother suggested that they rent a dress for the evening, so it didn't empty their wallets.
The next day, before the evening of the dance, Holly went to the dress shop. Immediately, she found a beautiful white silk dress in her size and was amazed at how cheap it was. Her mom payed the bill for it and they went home to get ready.
Holly arrived early at the dance and had the time of her life. Dancing and chatting and on and on. All the spinning lights and noises, *she couldn't think, couldn't breathe. Holly stooped over and threw up. Knowing something was wrong, Jess, her best friend, rushed her home.
Holly was sweating like crazy when she helped her into bed. But she didn't change her out of the dress because she was too tired. Before she left, she was doing much better.
Holly's mom came into her room the next morning to find the dead body of her daughter.
The police did an autopsy to determine cause of death. There had been traces of embalming fluid on the dress. While sweating, it seeped into her skin and poisoned her. They asked the dress shop owner where he had aqquired the silk dress. He admitted to buying the dress off an undertaker's assisstant, who stole it off a young woman's body shortly after her funeral.