The police car parked in front of an old building.
Of course, the two police officers who drove here had left the vehicle. They were in the second-floor unit of this building, with several forensic officers accompanying the team.
There was no doubt that this was a homicide. In common sense, this kind of murder scene should have at least several times the number of manpower deployed here.
But, this time, there were more forensic personnel searching for evidence than police officers maintaining order and looking for clues. As for the so-called maintaining order, there was just a cordon installed by the stairs, even unguarded.
The reason for this wasn’t that the police officers who maintained the city’s order were lazy. Although the city had always been noted with poor public security, the truth was that the major hostage-taking incident last night involving the senate put the situation in chaos. The senate president was assassinated on his way home. At the same time, Bureau Chief Jose was shot and killed by thugs in the theater. At this moment, the entire police system had become chaotic, with the majority of the human resources deployed in other areas.
Various reasons resulted in the arrival of only two police officers.
“Mrs. Riley, please repeat. You’re the master of this house, aren’t you?” A police officer was facing Mrs. Riley with his voice recorder at this time.
Mrs. Riley said, “Yes, my husband left this house to me. There are currently four tenants in total.”
On the other side, the second police officer questioned Arnold, the unit’s tenant, where the murder unfolded.
Of course, the inquiry process here was much more careful. The police officer turned on the recorder and even took down the important clues with a small notebook.
“Are you sure you didn’t know the deceased?” the police officer asked.
“No, I have never seen this woman.” Arnold shook his head.
The policeman snorted coldly, “You said you didn’t know the deceased, so why did she appear in your house? We have checked the door that came in, and there is no trace of damage. Yes, this place isn’t high, and even possible to climb in from the outside. Let’s assume that the dead woman is a thief. But in your room, the only valuable should be the air conditioner in the bedroom, right?”
“Police officer, please listen to me. I don’t know this woman, let alone knowing how she came into my house.” Arnold said hurriedly at this time, “I was at school all night, and I left this morning. The guard can testify for me!”
“Did I ask you this?” The police officer snorted coldly, “What are you so anxiously trying to explain?”
“I…” Arnold swallowed his saliva, and subconsciously supported his black-rimmed glasses, not daring to speak.
From the outside, Arnold wasn’t a college student with a flamboyant personality who liked to chase the trend but like a nerd.
At this time, the communicator worn by the police officer rang.
After listening for a while, he looked at Arnold again and said, “Through the ID card left by the deceased, we found the deceased’s personal information. Guess who this woman is?”
Arnold curiously asked, “Who is it?”
“She’s called Livia. She used to be a sex worker. She has been arrested before. It’s not necessarily her career now.” The police officer stared at Arnold’s eyes and suddenly said, “Sir, do you have a habit of prostituting?”
Arnold was taken aback for a moment and then looked stirred up, “What the hell do you mean? Do you suspect that I’m the murder? Mrs. Riley was there at the time. We both saw someone climb downstairs from my house and escape. It was a woman!”
“Quiet!” The police officer snorted coldly. “You only need to answer the questions I asked. Stop spouting nonsense! Answer me, do you have a habit of prostituting!?”
Perhaps the police seemed overwhelming, Arnold paled and said quickly, “No.”
At this time, another police officer who took Mrs. Riley’s transcript came over, and the two discussed quietly.
Then, the latecomer looked at Arnold and narrowed his eyes. “You said you don’t know the deceased? Then, why did your landlord, Mrs. Riley, tell me that she saw a woman walk out of your house several times?”
“Impossible!” Arnold shook his head, “I don’t know this woman.”
“Really?” The police officer sneered, “In fact, it is simple to prove whether this woman has been here before. There are surveillance videos in the nearby streets, and we can investigate the previous records. At the same time, there are many shops downstairs. If this woman has been here several times, there will be someone who has an impression of her. Don’t you think I’m right?”
Arnold’s face changed slightly at this time.
“You’re lying!” snorted the policeman coldly.
Arnold’s face turned pale. He hesitated, “Police officer, I do have something to hide, but can I tell you alone?”
After the two police officers exchanged glances, they brought Arnold out, “Well, if you are smart, you should tell us the truth!”
“Police officer, I swear, I don’t know this woman.” Arnold swallowed saliva at this time and then hesitated, “But I think I might know why she appeared in my house.”
“You don’t know her, but you know the reason?” The police officer growled after hearing that, “Boy, are you toying with us?”
Arnold shook his palm quickly, “No, no, please listen to me. I have a brother. He might know this woman?”
“Your brother?” The two police officers frowned.
Arnold sighed and said, “Yes, my brother…we are twin brothers. This is true. You should be able to find records in this regard. My brother’s name is Hailey.”
The police officers quickly made an investigation. With the information Arnold provided, the information about Hailey was quickly found out.
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