The Investigators, Inc. The Accidental Murder Case. Chapter 6. Information.

We waited for Galyna and Angel, and they arrived safely. We then brought them up to date on what is happening. They told us there have been some complications with Tuva and it is not looking good at the moment. We were all tired, so we all went to bed. “What is that thing?” asked Sky. “It is an alarm,” I explained, “by putting them on the window and door, no one can get in here without us knowing. When either is opened, it sets off these alarms which are very noisy.

I am putting one on this secret door too, that way no one can surprise us during the night.” “Great idea,” said Sky, “I was a bit concerned about that secret door especially.” The night passed too quickly, but at least all was quiet. After breakfast Annelie phoned so I went to our bedroom to talk. She had some interesting information for us.

“Mandi is right,” she began, “Alonzo has not worked for nearly 3 years and mainly just stays home. But he does make regular trips to that town close to you and the city to the south of where they live. He is married, no children, his wife is 35, Alonzo is 28. She works as a legal secretary at the only law firm in town. They live well beyond what she earns each month. He sells drugs to smaller dealers so would make quite a bit of money with that.

He also is good with a gun and sells his services for quite large sums. He has been paid up to 5 million euros for one hit. He always carries 3 guns and one knife which is hidden on his lower left leg. He has been timed at pulling his gun and shooting, accurately, in 1.2 seconds.” “Well, that is certainly good to know,” I said, “I am definitely not that fast.” “Mandi is worth around 100 million euros now after David’s death,” she continued, “David was also mixed up with underworld connections and made most of his fortune that way.

But the police could never find enough evidence against him to put him in prison. Same goes for Alonzo. There used to be 3 police officers in that town, but they went missing 4 years ago and were never found. The 2 present officers took their place. Word is out that they are playing both sides.” “Thanks Annelie,” I said, “that is good information. It also shows that Mandi is not being fully honest with us.”

“Yes, and she was not pressured by her family to marry David,” she added, “just the opposite in fact. Only David pushed her to marry him, it is likely that he and David knew each other. Oh, and Mandi was not the only recipient of David’s fortune. He also left sizable sums to his ex-wife and their 2 children. She has not remarried and lives in that town nearby you.” “Hmm, it might be interesting to visit her,” I said, “providing she would be willing to talk with us.”

“I will let you know if I find out anything more Steve,” said Annelie, “but you have enough to let you know this is not a small matter and you need to be very careful. I was surprised that Mandi was not hurt worse, considering what that car looks like.” “I want to see that car too,” I said, “but in person.” I then got everyone together and told them about the news from Annelie. “What now Steve?” asked Angel. “I am not really sure,” I said, “but I want to go back to that hidden room and look around some more.

Galyna and Sigurbjorn, I would like you to stay with Mandi and quietly ask her questions from time to time. She is not being totally honest, perhaps because she is scared of someone, but we need to know.” “Okay, we can do that,” said Galyna. “The rest of us will do some exploring,” I said, “those 3 skeletons in that hole are likely those police officers that disappeared, but we will check on that a bit later.”

We went back down to the hidden room and looked around some more. We found a lot of fingerprints that were from Mandi, so she lied about not being down here. Someone stays here at times, but who? I am thinking that this castle was being used for some illegal purposes prior to David’s father buying the place and it kept on being used since his father never came to the castle the whole time he owned it.

Perhaps David did not want it used once he owned it, or perhaps he demanded more than the person, or persons, were willing to pay, so they killed David. I would say that Alonzo is mixed up in that somehow, and it is looking more like Alonzo did the killing. But why try to kill his sister? Unless he is going to inherit her fortune. But they do not seem like they get along. Questions, always questions. But things are not quite… wait, what was that?

To Be Continued.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

23 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Accidental Murder Case. Chapter 6. Information.

  1. Hmmm… all very good Info! But until the reason can be discerned it’s all just that! Info… so who was the one that wanted David’s father to buy the mansion? Perhaps that may point the way as to why? It could be that the mansion was being used as a staging location for Alonzo’s drug trade πŸ€”

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    • Yes, but good info that will help us a lot. Now we have some ideas of what may have led to David’s death. Perhaps he wanted a cut of whatever was happening in the castle, so he had to be eliminated. Apparently David’s father liked to invest, and property was just one of many ways he did that. Mandi now owns 10 properties across Italy because of that. That makes up about 75% of her net worth. What I would like to know is who inherits her wealth if she dies? And how does all of this connect together? Lots of questions yet. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yes indeed. It must be Alonzo, I think that he and Mandi are closer than they let on. Though I could be wrong. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Perhaps the insurance company had some doubts, so Mandi and Alonzo suggested bringing in Rossana to check things out. But she was unable to come to suggested getting me in. They may have thought there would be nothing to find, therefore our assessment would be it was indeed an accident. Sometimes people will bring in an outsider to make things look more legitimate and take heat off themselves. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yep, and its interesting that Alonzo’s wife is a legal secretary. That gives her access to a lot of info about a lot of people. Good for blackmail purposes, or other things. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yes, that is a bit odd. But she is a very beautiful girl. Perhaps if I can visit with his ex-wife, it might give me some info on that. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yes indeed! Considering he left her a substantial sum of money when he didn’t need to, tells me they must still have been on good terms. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yes, and they lived so close too. Did David deliberately move here to be closer to her? πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Hard to say what the reason, until we talk with her. I hope she is willing to talk anyway. Although not talking could tell us a lot anyway. Like maybe she is hiding something. Maybe she is involved somehow. Or not. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


      • Yes, I would like to ask her why they got divorced, that might help us. It would be interesting to find out if they know each other. πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


  2. Still unknowns persist…πŸ€” perhaps Alonzo is a β€œ spy” placed there by Baldwin🀭😲 ! There is more to the story than we think ! 😳 I think that I need to β€œ rest β€œ my brain for awhile ! Where is Muffin ? πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜²

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    • Well, don’t forget that Alonzo is one of the bad guys and Baldwin is on our side. The story is getting a bit complicated and there may be more than one thing going on here. We will have to wait and see. Muffin is around, as are the other cats. πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


  3. The more information comes to light, the more is needed. Us this really an accidental murder? It sounds like you are going to get company. Did one of the alarms go off?

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    • I think that David was deliberately killed by someone, but who? Perhaps more than one thing is going on around here which would complicate things just a bit. Something just happened, we will soon find out what it is! πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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