Chapter 29: No Matter How Much You Struggle, Fate is Fate

The suspect said that Big Tiger was killed. They found out today when they went back to the company. He died terribly. His head was beaten so badly that his brains oozed out.

In their line of work, they would definitely have lots of enemies, but they couldn’t exactly call the police. It is reasonable to say that they should contact the big brother of Big Tiger. However, the bunch of them thought about it and figured they’d just take all of Big Tiger’s money. Once they finished negotiation, they took away the 10 million yuan from the safe and were going to take the body of Big Tiger to bury him in the wild. Wouldn’t it just look like Big Tiger took all the money and went on the run? Even if those above were to investigate, he was already dead and couldn’t testify or anything. In this way, they could just split all the cash. Even if the body of Big Tiger was found one day, the higher-ups wouldn’t suspect them. It would naturally be blamed on people that hated Big Tiger. 

They originally planned to bury the body and transfer the money to hide in a safe place. Lugging this huge sum of money around obviously wasn’t practical, so they were uncomfortable. That’s why they brought a few pistols with them just in case.

However, fate would have it that they would be stopped by the traffic police. You really can’t fight the wills of the gods. In the panic of the situation, they made a decision to fight.

After confessing, the suspect mused, “Ah, this is life. It seems that we are destined to be unable to make indirect side-fortunes. The old saying is not wrong. If your life is destined for 7 feet, you should not force for 10.

Lin Qiupu looked at him coldly and then smiled. “Story, keep making up stories!”

The suspect panicked and trembled, making the handcuffs clatter noisily. “Government, I can swear to the Gods, if there is even half a dishonest word in what I’ve said, I’ll get killed by a gun! Originally getting corrupt money in the world of darkness is a life-risking job anyway. I don’t ask for forgiveness. I only ask one thing. Do not let others know about this. Or we will be finished.”

At this time, Peng Sijue came over to their department, “Is Captain Lin inside?”

“Yes!” Lin Dongxue replied.

Peng Sijue picked up the phone outside the interrogation. The phone inside rang. Lin Qiupu picked it up. Peng Sijue reported, “Captain Lin, we have looked at the body. The cause of death is a closed intracranial injury caused by a blunt force trauma to the head. The estimated time of death is estimated to be three days ago. The fingerprints of these people were found on the clothes of the corpse, but from the distribution of the prints, it should have been left during the handling. In addition, the hands of the corpse show signs of resistance. The murderer must have some bruises on them.”

Lin Qiupu nodded and hung up the phone. He then asked the suspect, “When did your boss die?”

“I don't know. When I went to the office in the morning, I found him lying on the ground with his head split open.”

“Doesn’t your office open during the weekend?”

“We do open during the weekends, but we have been collecting accounts for the past two days.”

“Collected for two days?”

“The other party is an enterprise in another town. This sum is relatively large. The boss told us that we can get 10% commission if we can get the debts back. That’s a lucky break. So, we went to collect the money and put the money on the boss’s account. We took the money we got as commission and played around for two days. We came back on Monday.”

“Huh, you guys had such a good time.”

“Government, you misunderstood me. Our loans are not easy. We often come across people who just won’t pay their debt. There is also the kind of client who would rather have money than their lives. Once we were in JiangXi and I got stabbed by this guy who didn’t want to pay his debts. I almost got my head cut off.”

“I’m not asking you about this. When was the last time you contacted Big Tiger?”

“Last Friday...” The suspect looked at the ceiling and recalled, “About six or seven in the evening. The boss asked us if we had arrived. I told him that we did. That’s all we talked about.”

“Who do you think would have killed Big Tiger?”

“So many people!” The suspect listed a bunch of names, and the minute-taker recorded them all down.

The interrogation ended and Lin Qiupu asked people to take him out. As he was being taken away, he was still pleading, “Don’t let anyone know; please!”

Lin Qiupu came outside, rubbed his neck and looked at the face of the police officers who had eager faces. He asked, “You have all heard it. What do you think is true?”

Everyone was thinking when Peng Sijue chimed in, “The things this kind of person says can’t all be true, but one thing you can trust is that the murder was not done by them.”

Lin Qiupu frowned and furrowed his brows. “Escort them back to the cell. We need to verify their absence during the time!” Then he turned and left. Unsure if it was her illusion, Lin Dongxue thought that her brother's back was a bit gloomy and depressed, perhaps because the lead had been lost.

The biggest lead that they had hoped for suddenly died, and it was before the family massacre, meaning that this investigation needed to be started again from the top.

The police officers also stood still in silence until someone urged, “Scatter, let's get to work!”

Lin Dongxue took out her mobile phone. Chen Shi still didn't reply. She started to dial Chen Shi's phone and it rang a few times. Chen Shi answered with a yawn, saying, “Sorry, I fell asleep in the car.”

There was the sound of a car driving over the phone. Lin Dongxue scolded, “You’re sleeping while you are driving the car?!”

“Look at you. You’re just assuming that your thoughts are correct. Can’t I be a passenger in a car?”

“Where are you going riding a car? Why didn’t you message me back? I thought you went missing!”

Chen Shi changed the subject, “How is the case? Is there a breakthrough?”

“No, the lead is lost.”

“That’s to be expected. Oh yes, do me a favor. Convince your brother to do something for me.”

“What?”

“Immediately check all the records of routes leading out of our city for a certain person. I don't know his name, but his appearance is very similar to the deceased.”

“What are you on about?”

“Just be obedient and go okay?”

Lin Dongxue hung up on the phone unhappily and groaned. “He’s pretending to act oh so mysterious!”

She immediately went to Lin Qiupu’s office, which wasn’t closed. Lin Qiupu was sulking in his seat, messing with his hair. He was holding the photo on the table and mumbling to himself, “Senior, if it were you, how would you investigate it?!”

Lin Dongxue knocked on the door and Lin Qiupu immediately sat up straight, reverting his tone back to normal. “What?”

“Chen Shi said that he needs your help...”

After she explained, Lin Qiupu raised his eyebrows. “Looking for someone who looks like the deceased? There is no name, no ID number. This is too much work! No, I can't use so many public resources just because of his words!”

“But brother...”

“Don't use this tone with me. Although our lead has been lost, we are not at the point of rushing to random hospitals for medical emergencies!”[1]

“Why don't you believe him?”

“I still want to ask you, why do you want to believe him? Is the aura of a lucky amateur more credible than the instincts of so many police officers?”

“You’re just jealous of his abilities!” Lin Dongxue did not turn back after spitting out these words ruthlessly.

“Dongxue!” Lin Qiupu extended a hand and wanted to make her stay, but it was already too late. He turned back with a frustrated and gloomy expression and said to the photo. “Senior, it would have been good if you were here. I don’t know what to do! I’m helpless.”

Lin Dongxue was so angry that she kicked a trash can in the corridor. She picked up the phone and prepared to tell the situation to Chen Shi. She didn't expect him to send a message. “I’m starving to death. Can you help me order a takeaway? Must have meat in it.”

Lin Dongxue was so angry that she laughed. “And where do I take it to?”

“The station. I will come right away!”

1. Doing anything recklessly in panic. If you went to unknown places without credibility in order to heal yourself, it would be an act of recklessness. 

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