General Manager Ole Torvaldsson fires Gil, accusing him of snooping around and scaring farmer-customers. At that point, it was discovered that Sollie Finkel had disappeared into one of the facility’s concrete storage tanks with the sweep auger running. Gil discovers that Sollie’s lockout/tagout device had been removed from the auger controls with a metal cutter and his lifeline atop the tank had been cut. Ambulance, fire department, and police first responders are called. Sollie’s lifeless body is recovered from the tank, and Gil suspects murder. Even though he officially is barred from the elevator’s premises, he finds some evidence the grain temperature monitoring system may have been tampered with and no evidence of out-of-condition corn.