It was getting darker and darker as the night sets in, people were leaving one by one until I am the only one left. I decided to work until morning, since I was left with documents to do and cases to solve.
I walked towards my office after I got myself a cup of coffee, my eyes set on the end of the hallway until I arrived on the usual door that leads to my office. I slid the door open, seeing my name engraved on the wooden stand just before the table.
An exasperated sigh escaped my mouth, realizing that a lot of people’s safety depends on me as the chief police of the town. I must be attentive and responsible enough to be considered as a real one, for everyone’s future.
Without further ado, I sat down on my somewhat huge chair and started flipping through the folders which were the previous cases from last year that I haven’t reviewed. Analyzing each one of them, I noticed it was just burglary and some other minor crimes, which is a good thing since there are no murders and such.
After that thought passed my mind, I eventually found a worn out folder placed at the very bottom of all the folders. I opened it and saw a picture of a girl which seems like in her mid teens attached at the upper left corner of the paper and underneath the photo was some of her information.
Name: Park Young Ji
Case #: 001294-23E-2013
My eyes were scanning the whole paper, wondering what could this girl had done to be in one of the cases, from the looks of it, she doesn’t look strong enough to even lift a knife or carry a gun. But my questions was eventually answered after my eyes landed on the words
Date of Death: February 13 2013
Place of Death: School restroom, 4th floor
Time of death: Body temperature, rigor and liver mortis, and stomach contents approximate the time of death between 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Immediate cause of Death: Hypovolemic shock also known as hemorrhagic shock, bleeding from serious cuts and wound from the wrists and blunt traumatic injury
Manner of death: Suicide
I was left puzzled after I read the first page of the folder, some part of me is questioning why this case is considered as a suicide when its obviously not judging from the photos in the crime scene where her body was sitting on the toilet, her head hanging low and her eyes wide open as if she had a blunt shock. There were a lot of cuts and bruises on her body, blood stained her white uniform and her hair also soaked in her own blood. There were also pictures of her when she was being examined in the autopsy room, her body completely beaten to pulp… weird.
This is not a suicide.
So I decided to call the officer in charge for this case to answer a few of my questions through a phone call, I probably lost count at how many times I tried to contact that officer but it seems the call wasn’t reaching, but after a while, he finally answered.
“Ugh. Hello?” his voice a bit worn out and husky, probably just woke up.
“Officer, it’s me the chief” I answered back, I heard tumbling sounds from his line and heard his voice tremble.
“Chief! Good evening sir, what can I do for you?” there was a change in his voice from tired and husky to a bit cheerful.
“Ah yes, I was wondering if you could answer a few questions regarding with this case which involves a high school girl who committed suicide just last year.” I said, still scanning the folder and reading her autopsy report.
“Suicide?” He asked in a puzzled voice. “Oh you mean that girl found in the restroom?” I heard a sound of flipping pages, probably him digging through his previous cases he worked on.
“Yes that girl named Park Young Ji” I replied
“Ah yes, found her. What is the matter with this case sir?” He asked
“Well, can you state everything you found in the crime scene?”
“Umm sure. Her body was first found by the janitor who goes to school at 5am every morning to clean, but he reported that there was an odd smell inside the girl’s restroom so he looked inside to find a pool of blood at this certain cubicle so he immediately called for help. After some investigations and interrogations from her classmates, we have come to a conclusion that she committed suicide.”
“Yeah I see, but according to her autopsy report, she received multiple sharp injuries such as a blow on her head, there were several deep cuts on her wrists and ankle, darkish bruises on her back and a pulled tooth, it was also stated from her laboratory results that she was sexually assaulted. Can you explain why this is somehow considered as a suicide?” I said a bit mad judging from the tone of my voice.
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