Chapter 357 Investigation!
Chapter 357 Investigation!
Tang Li Xue appeared one hundred meters away in an instant under the tree shade with the maid outfit, imperial guard uniform, and imperial guard's armor in front of her.
Tang Li Xue did not bring any space pouch with her right now, so she certainly could not bring all of these clothes with her.
She immediately decided to abandon the imperial guard's armor because she could not even carry it with her mouth or pair of claws since she was still in her fox form right now.
Tang Li Xue took a deep breath and spat out the deep blue colored flame of pride from her mouth.
She used [Fire Breath] skill to burn the imperial guard's armor into nothingness in less than a second and quickly disperse the flame of pride before it spreading and burn any other thing.
When Tang Li Xue wanted to bring the maid outfit and imperial guard uniform with her mouth to the safer place, she suddenly groaned and complained in her mind: 'Uerrrggghhh... This imperial guard uniform stinks so badly! Just how long has it been since he last washed his clothes?!'
'Here I think to keep it with me as my spare clothes... But the stink of this uniform is really too disgusting and unbearable! Sigh... It seems I will just keep the maid outfit.' Tang Li Xue thought as she decided to burn the imperial guard uniform into nothingness with her flame of pride too.
Tang Li Xue picked the maid outfit with her mouth and ran as fast as she could with her [Moonlight Flickering Flash Step] to find a safe and remote place.
When she was in her fox form, Tang Li Xue's overall stats were three times higher than when she was in her human form.
With her current speed, the human cultivator at the Acupuncture Opening Stage or below would not be able to see any of her movement right now.
As the real Tang Li Xue did what she needed to do, her perfect copy did not remain idle.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy was still staying beside Elder Yang while carefully examined the crime scene and the dead bodies of the serial killer's victim there.
"The several bruises from palm, fist, claw, and kick… There are also strangle marks and the fatal wound from the sharp weapon… The causes of their death are so varying and strange. It looks like they killed each other rather than got killed by the serial killer." Elder Yang stated the result of his autopsy on the dead bodies in the crime scene.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy did not feel it was strange at all since she already knew some information about the serial killer from Instructor Mei Lan that the serial killer could use illusion-type divine abilities to confuse her enemies and could easily make her enemies kill each other.
"In my opinion, this serial killer can use some martial art or spell to confuse the victim, such as creating the illusion, mind control, or hypnosis. Since the serial killer was using indirect art like that to kill all of the victims, it will be more difficult for us to track it since we cannot find any clue or evidence. What a troublesome opponent…" Elder Yang frowned deeply and muttered the result of his deduction.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy widened her blue topaz eyes in surprise when she heard Elder Yang's words.
She glanced at Elder Yang in amazement and asked: "You can find out that much just from looking at the dead bodies?"
Usually, the other people would think that the victims fought with many people at once, which caused those various wounds on the victims' dead bodies.
Elder Yang looked back at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and chuckled while replied: "There are so many things we can get from the dead bodies if we looked at them carefully. From the cultivation stage of the ones who killed them to their last moment before their death..."
"From the state of their wounds, the cultivation stages of their killer are quite similar to them. If their enemies overwhelm them with more numbers, then they should not have made this kind of expression at their last moment… Their expression right now shows disbelief and anger… as if they were betrayed by someone near to them. But all the victims are here, died. So, no one can betray each other. Moreover, there are no traces of other people being found here, which means..." Elder Yang started to state all the clues he got from his observation to Tang Li Xue's perfect copy.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy dropped her jaw in shock and thought: 'The brain of this Elder Yang is so unbelievably bright! As I expected from a genius of the human race! No wonder Instructor Mei Lan always reminded me to be careful around him… and Instructor Mei Lan also said to find the right opportunity to kill him before he becomes a nemesis for Beast Race in the future.'
While Elder Yang tried to impress Tang Li Xue's perfect copy with his deduction, the urge for killing Elder Yang hidden inside the heart of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy got thickened.
Of course, she would never do that before she managed to complete the mission to catch the serial killer and brought the serial killer back to Myriad Foxes Academy.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy pondered for a few moments before decided to tell Elder Yang about something she knew to exchange it with some information from him.
"I really did not get it why do you need to do it this way… I think it is pretty clear that the serial killer's target to enter Imperial Palace is to assassinate someone from the Royal Family. Why did you not just guard the Feng Royal Family and wait for the serial killer to jump out of its own?" Tang Li Xue's perfect copy asked in confusion.
Elder Yang laughed out loud after he heard the words from Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and replied: "Your question is really looking down on the serial killer's intelligence. You better not look down on this serial killer, because in fact, this serial killer is much smarter than you think."
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy showed a confused expression to Elder Yang, so he could explain it more clearly to her.
Elder Yang smiled smugly and asked: "Why do you think the serial killer killed so many people last night?"
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy tilted her head cutely to think, and it made Elder Yang wanted to pinch her soft-looking cheek so badly.
Elder Yang shook his head to clear his mind from distraction and explained again: "Honestly, I can already guess the serial killer's target yesterday before the massacre incident, so I told some of the elders from my Immortal Sword Sect to guard the Feng Imperial Family earlier yesterday."
"But it seems the serial killer knew about my intention, so that serial killer deliberately massacred so many people last night. As if the serial killer tried to tell me: 'So what if you guard all the Feng Empire's Imperial Family. I can still kill as many people as I want, so you better catch me soon before I kill every last person in this Imperial City.' Well, the serial killer's hidden message is probably something like this…" Elder Yang continued his explanation while approached Tang Li Xue's perfect copy.
"In short, that serial killer challenged me… or maybe even forced me to catch it first before the serial killer kills many more people later." Elder Yang concluded his explanation.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy became speechless after she heard Elder Yang's explanation. She dropped her jaw and stared weirdly at Elder Yang.
'What the hell?! Is this the duel between the serial killer and a genius detective?! Oh no… I mean between the two geniuses! Damn! Even with all of my upgraded skills, my current level is still quite far from them!' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy thought in admiration.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy cleared her throat to calm down herself before asked again: "Then what would you do right now? Can you really find the serial killer to stop or even catch it without any clue like this?"
Elder Yang pondered for a while before shook his head and sighed in resignation.
"This is a really thorny problem. Who knows if that serial killer might even already infiltrate between the Feng Imperial Family right now and only need to wait for me to let down my guard to finish all the people in Imperial Family in one go." Elder Yang said with a frustrated tone.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy became even more surprised when she heard Elder Yang's words and asked again: "Eh? What?! Why do you think like that?"
Elder Yang chuckled in irony and answered: "Imperial Family has so many secrets and dirty deeds that they do not want us to know, so guarding them closely for twenty-four hours every day is impossible. It was the same for last night. It would not be strange if the serial killer already disguised as their close guards or servant while waiting for the right opportunity."
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy took a deep breath and stopped asking for more questions while processing the information she already got carefully in her mind.
"Let's go! We will go to the next crime scene. I hope we can get some important clues this time." Elder Yang smiled at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and led her toward the direction of the next crime scene.