This person… He had been one of those involved in the kidnapping case five years ago with Jin Biaohu. He was also one of the victims of the missing persons case three years before.
Since he was Jin Biaohu’s friend, that year Jin Boxiong had hired someone to search for them. However, whether the detective was a private detective or from the police, no one could find any leads. It was like he had vanished off the face of the earth.
But now, the person who had been missing for three years had appeared right before him. His eyes and reproductive organs had been taken out, his body twisted into a scary shape by the nails and the threads, geez…
Jin Boxiong was so traumatized that he passed out on scene.
Liu Mian and the other forensic scientist went forward to begin working on preliminary identification on site. The man checked the victim’s skin, pressing down on the belly and checking the oral cavity.
A stench coming from the oral cavity made him furrow his brows. “The criminal must be a psycho.”
“Isn’t that obvious already, Doctor Zheng?” A young policeman fanned his nose, trying to get away from the unbearable smell.
“No, what I meant was that the criminal must have an abnormal mental state. That kind of psycho,” he explained. He turned to Mo Qianren and pointed in his direction. “Mr. Mo is probably the person that can best understand this kind of thing.”
With that explanation, the people present immediately understood what kind of psycho the doctor was referring to.
“Why is that?” The leader looked at Doctor Zheng. He had also worked on a few cases like this, but those had turned out to mostly be for reasons of revenge. Translated by The Novelst
“This victim has already been dead for at least two years,” Doctor Zheng said, furrowing his brows.
“What?” Liu Mian and the policemen were shocked to hear this.
Two years? How was that possible? Unless this corpse had been put into a freezer or dried out, it wasn’t possible to keep a body intact for so long.
“The surface of his body and his internal organs were processed with formalin. It allows the organs to remain fresh and whole, but needs to be reapplied frequently.
“The reason that the corpse has begun to rot now is likely because it was sealed inside the wall and wasn’t maintained with the drug. The organs that should have already rotted away are not rotting at an incredible speed. Look: the corpse doesn’t reveal any signs of liver mortis that a normal corpse would at such an early stage. It could be said that it is very well kept,” said Doctor Zheng.
There were shocked expressions all around.
“Other than that, we need to perform an autopsy to know any more,” he continued, ordering the staff to move the corpse.
He turned back to his disciple, Liu Mian, who looked a little afraid. “Since you’ve chosen to become a forensic scientist, you should be prepared to confront all kinds of bodies.”
Liu Mian wasn’t young anymore. She had been learning under Doctor Zheng for quite some while and naturally understood her teacher’s temper. She nodded quickly. “I know, I was just… a little shocked.”
Actually, what she really wanted to say was that she wasn’t sure why, but she felt the face on the body was a little familiar.
“Pack your things. I’ll wait for you at the station.”
Liu Mian took a glance around her house, at the one wall that was destroyed, and sighed. The first day she’d moved in she’d found a body. If she had realized a little later, who knew if the next body in the wall would be hers! And to think she had paid such a high price and begged Huo Yalan to buy this house for her!
Liu Mian packed her things angrily in preparation to move out of this haunted place. Seeing the little snake on her bedside, she picked it up to rattle it. She felt again that there was something shaking along inside the body – she couldn’t wait to get back to her old apartment to open it up and see what was inside.
Mo Qianren rejected the leader’s offer to drive him and walked out of the house to cross the road. He stopped for a moment, noticing something.
A girl was passed out along the side of the road. Mo Qianren strode to get to her side and bent down to touch her neck. After confirming her pulse was still beating, he straightened to call out for a policeman.
A police car soon arrived at the scene, a young man disembarking from the vehicle. “Mr. Mo!”
“Over here,” Mo Qianren said, using a tissue paper to wipe the hand he used to touch the girl.
The young policeman lifted the girl carefully. It was obvious she had fallen accidentally and hit her head on the stones. It seemed like she was in some sort of shock.
Once the chestnut-colored hair fell away from her face, Mo Qianren noticed then that this person… wasn’t she the stupid and evil Bai Suqing?
He prepared to put her in the car, but she woke violently from her nightmare right then. “Ahhh, ghost!”
The young policeman was frightened.
Bai Suqing’s chest heaved up and down, her entire body trembling in fear. She… yesterday she was staying inside Mu Rulan’s house when she heard some strange sounds… and a cold hand was placed on her shoulder…. She was so frightened that she ran straight out of the house without thinking…
“Miss, are you okay?” The policeman asked. Translated by The Novelst
Bai Suqing grabbed his arm, lips trembling, “There are ghosts…”
“…Mr. Mo, should I send her to the hospital?” He thought Bai Suqing had gone crazy, so he looked helplessly at Mo Qianren.
Only then did Bai Suqing notice Mo Qianren.
“Do you need any help?” Mo Qianren asked her.
She shook her head quickly, lowering her head to avoid meeting his gaze, “N-No…”
“You said you saw a ghost? Where?” He questioned her.
In Mo Qianren’s mind, purposefully creating mysteries seemed to be right up the alley of someone he knew. Her tricks were so good that she could frighten someone badly. Last time she had managed to scare a man so much he’d become impotent.
Proofread by: Hannah
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