3 A Murder Investigation

42 A Murder Investigation

A murder had been committed in the village of Langdon. The corpse had been found by the river in such a battered state that a young policeman had keeled over at the sight of it. Since the police had not yet caught the murderer, the villagers were getting nervous and angry. Although the local police had subjected several people to lengthy interviews, and although they had been snowed under by information and suggestions from the public, they still had not identified the killer. They had sifted through a lot of the information which
they had acquired. They had even keyed in a lot of it, in case computerized records could reveal that the murder was similar to another one which had been committed elsewhere in the country. The police were irritated by the fact that the several members of the press tagged along wherever they went, anxious for the police to gen them up immediately on any new developments. As the local police were not very experienced in murder investigations, the authorities had asked a senior police officer from the city to take over the enquiry, although the local force had not really wanted a stranger to horn in on their investigation. In the end, the new officer did no better than the locals even though more evidence was considered. After some time, he succeeded in narrowing down the list of suspects, but the police never succeeded in gathering enough evidence to charge anyone.

 

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42 A Murder Investigation

A murder had been committed in the village of Langdon. The corpse had been found by the river in such a battered state that a young policeman had ……      ….   at the sight of it. Since the police had not yet caught the murderer, the villagers were getting nervous and angry. Although the local police had ……… several people ..   lengthy interviews, and although they had been ……    …..   by information and suggestions from the public, they still had not identified the killer. They had ……     …….   a lot of the information which
they had acquired. They had even …..     ..   a lot of it, in case computerized records could reveal that the murder was similar to another one which had been committed elsewhere in the country. The police were irritated by the fact that the several members of the press ……     …..    wherever they went, anxious for the police to …      them    .. immediately ..  any new developments. As the local police were not very experienced in murder investigations, the authorities had asked a senior police officer from the city to ….    ….   the enquiry, although the local force had not really wanted a stranger to ….    ..    ..  their investigation. In the end, the new officer did no better than the locals even though more evidence was considered. After some time, he succeeded in ………      ….    the list of suspects, but the police never succeeded in gathering enough evidence to charge anyone.

 

 

Conversation Questions

 

Have you ever seen anyone keel over due to exhaustion?

What kind of suffering are the poor in developing countries subjected to?

During which period of the year are you snowed under with work the most?

Would you have to sift through a lot of documents to get your hands on your birth certificate?

What do you have to key in to sign into your email account?

What do you think of unwanted friends who always want to tag along?

Why is it important that the school regularly gen parents up on the progress of their child?

Why does the military take over the government in some countries?

How would you deal with a person who was horning in on your conversation?

What process would help you narrow down your options if you had to buy a car?

 

 

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