The Corpse Hopped at Midnight: Part Two

Continuing where I left off in Part One.

The investigation continues...

DI Cheung, Baak-Long and his sergeant, Lam, Zi-Coeng, are trying to solve the murder of a young publishing house employee. Is it the victim's ex-girlfriend? Her current boyfriend? Or could it be the mysterious woman that none of the victim's friends or family have ever met? Who is she? And where has she disappeared to? So many questions that just lead to more questions. Then there's the victim's corpse suddenly coming back to life...wait, what?

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12. Chapter Fifteen

When I got back to the station, Lam was still at his desk working on his computer.  With the amount of time he spends on that thing, it’s a wonder he doesn’t need glasses.

‘I’ve got you a couple of sausage rolls and a cup of coffee, taam-zeong.’

‘Black?’

‘Of course.’

I hung my jack on the back my chair and sat down. Lam had left the rolls and coffee on my desk in front of my keyboard.

The sausage roll was the kind you could buy from any small bakery.  It wasn’t anything extravagant, just something to fill the stomach on a busy day.

I wandered over to the evidence board as I chewed on a roll.

There were a lot of photographs pinned up.  They were mostly of the crime scene that the Crime of Scene investigators took, the pictures that Miss Lau took of the victim when she caught him with the mystery woman, and a few identity photographs of persons of interest; Miss Lau, Mr Tsui, and the victim’s brother and sister.  There was even one of the fox, though he had a very weak connection to the case as the current boyfriend of the victim’s ex-girlfriend.

Under each of them were notes about them; what they did, their connection to the victim, whether they had alibis for the time of the murder and so on.

During the time he was dating Miss Lau, he had taken up with another girl and yet no-one seems to have met or even seen her.  Someone had to have seen her.  Maybe…maybe they had seen her but they didn’t actually meet her.  They had to have seen her somewhere that the victim went when Miss Lau wasn’t out with him but when he was with his friends.  With his friends…

That’s it!

I hurried to grab my jacket from my desk chair when I’d hung it.  ‘I want to have another talk with Wan’s best friend and co-worker,’ I said, shrugging my jacket on.

‘Do you want me to stay behind, taam-zeong?’ Lam asked, looking up from his computer monitor.

‘No, I want you to come with me.  You might catch on to something that I might miss,’  I replied.  Given his age, Lam might be a bit more knowledgeable about the clubbing scene.  ‘And bring the photographs that Lau loh-si took.

Hó a, taam-zeong,’ he said, sounding very happy to get out of the office.

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