Peng Sijue was startled. “How did you find him? Long'an is so big, I don't think it could have been an accident, right?”
Chen Shi told Peng Sijue about the three photos: “...The photo of 'me' in there was actually not me. Zhou Xiao wanted to uncover my false identity. At that time, Wang Daji was arrested for patronizing a prostitute, and I found him that way.”
“You’ve lied to everyone.”
“Aren't you also involved?” Chen Shi smiled.
“If Zhou Xiao wanted to uncover your identity, the best way was to let Wang Daji die. You wouldn’t have been able to explain it away, if his body were to show up at the bureau, even if you had a hundred mouths… But Wang Daji was killed by Hou Yue? Wait, Wang Daji had a suspicious burn on him. Do you think... “
“Zhou Xiao found him!”
Peng Sijue immediately ran out and Chen Shi got into his car as well. On the way back, Peng Sijue said, “Dongxue is a bit like Han Luoxi.”
“How so? One is a rookie and the other was the top student in the police academy.”
“I’m talking about her looks. Didn’t you always like this type? When you were in the academy, you liked to chase these type of girls.”
“Woo...” Chen Shi was speechless. Peng Sijue really understood him the most.
“I still remember once-”
“That's fine!” Chen Shi quickly stopped him, “Song Lang is someone from the past. Don't mention him again.”
The two arrived at the bureau and found that Tao Yueyue was actually doing her homework in Lin Dongxue's office. Lin Dongxue said, “I have to work overtime tonight, so I picked her up.”
“Any progress in the case?”
“We found something in Hou Yue’s computer...”
“Let's talk later. There’s something I have to do with Old Peng! ... Yueyue, I'll pick you up and bring you home later.”
Lin Dongxue suspected that she had heard wrong. Wasn't he very enthusiastic about the case before? Why did his interest suddenly change again?
Looking at the backs of the two people walking side by side, Lin Dongxue thought sourly, the two of them weren’t in a relationship, right?
At the morgue, Peng Sijue transported Wang Daji's body and belongings to the forensic laboratory with a cart. Looking at the dead Wang Daji under the shadowless flat lighting, Chen Shi said with emotion, “Brother, rest in peace. ”
“Actually, even if he wasn’t killed, he wouldn’t have lived long... Advanced kidney cancer.”
Chen Shi widened his eyes, and seemed to have realized something.
The two examined the burn on Wang Daji's body. Peng Sijue held a magnifying glass and said, “It was made shortly before death. At first, I thought it was some hot object that the killer had bumped into while moving the body.”
“This length is very close to that of the brand of shame!” Chen Shi concluded.
The two began to examine Wang Daji's body carefully, inspecting his nails and clothes. Finally, Peng Sijue discovered something in Wang Daji's soles. He looked at it with a microscope and said, “It looks like human skin.”
“The burn was on the abdomen. He should have been lying on the floor and kicking Zhou Xiao's face at the time.”
“Anyway, I'll take it in for testing!”
Chen Shi was excited for a while. This would be a breakthrough in catching Zhou Xiao... Of course, according to his speculation, if Zhou Xiao was a gang of people, he would just be catching one “Zhou Xiao”.
Chen Shi took Tao Yueyue home. The house was the same as when he left yesterday. Chen Shi checked it inside and out. Tao Yueyue had put away all the cups, bowls and things that Wang Daji had used and bought. He praised her for it.
Tao Yueyue said, “Uncle Wang has left you a cell phone.”
Tao Yueyue took it out and Chen Shi played the video inside. In the video, Wang Daji was crying with snot and tears all over his face. He said, “Officer Song, I lied to you... My brother died in a gang fight. It had nothing to do with Yuhua Company. We weren’t security guards and there was no USB flash drive. All the things that I told you were things I had found out while investigating.”
“I was diagnosed with motherfucking cholecystitis several months ago. I usually eat and drink too lavishly , but it wasn’t something that could kill me. As a result of using the fucking medication for a few months, the doctor suddenly told me that I had kidney cancer! I'm only in my thirties! I didn't believe it at first. I ran to several hospitals to check and found out later that this company had killed people on the Internet. But this medicine is still being used all over the country. I've been hacking people with my big brother since I was 16. I have gone through countless storms in my life, but I ended up in this fucking state. I don’t want to resign myself to this! I really don’t want to!”
“I wasn't going to investigate Hou Yue that day. I was going to fucking kill him, and then kill the boss of the Yuhua Company to save society from their crimes... It didn't work out, but I met you later on. I think this is God's will. Officer Song, I know you're terrific, but you only investigate murder cases. I had hoped that you could help bring justice for me, so I made up such a lie! I'm so unwilling to meet such a fate...” Wang Daji cried so much that he couldn’t speak. Eventually, he squeaked out, “Thank you. When you see this video, I would have already left Long’an. I plan to find a beautiful place to die peacefully.”
After watching the video, Chen Shi couldn’t speak for a long time, and finally said, “Fool, why didn’t you tell me the truth!”
If it wasn't for Wang Daji's lie about the USB, Chen Shi wouldn't have gone to Hou Yue to try and obtain information. Hou Yue wouldn't have gone to kill him. Everything is a butterfly effect, but Wang Daji's death allowed Hou Yue to be convicted.
In the midst of it, maybe there really was a God who may be making arrangements.
Although they had only been together for a few days, Chen Shi had some feelings for Wang Daji. He watched the video again before he clicked to delete it.
Tao Yueyue said, “I don't like him... But he is so pitiful!”
“I will fulfill his last wish and bring him justice.”
With complicated feelings, Chen Shi fell asleep early and was awakened by his phone the next morning. Lin Dongxue said eagerly, “We have found Hou Yue! But...”
“He was killed!”
Chen Shi rushed to the bureau immediately. A corpse was lying on the dissection table. It was Hou Yue whom he had seen once that day. His face was branded with the mark of shame. It was the classic “Zhou Xiao-style” killing technique. Peng Sijue said, “It seems that the motivation for this target is very clear this time. He had taken his ‘prey’, so he went to vent his anger.”
“This guy seriously has some skill. He actually found Hou Yue before the police... Old Peng, don’t say 'prey' and so on in front of the team.”
“I know how to behave myself.”
Lin Qiupu and Lin Dongxue came in together. Lin Qiupu had just received the notice. He was shocked when he saw the body, “This is the second time. Why did he eliminate the police’s suspect? Is this guy turning around now and starting to become a vigilante?”
“The truth will not be clear until he is caught,” Peng Sijue said lightly.
“It seems this case is over. How are we going to deal with that?” Lin Dongxue asked.
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