File 670: The whistling man
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Matsumoto: This is Matsumoto! I am following a suspected serial killed down at Enba Pier!
Radio: What? Really!?
Matsumoto: The car he is in matches the color and model that was reported to be stolen earlier today! // It is currently parked and he is the only one inside! Please check the license number I tell you!
Matsumoto: Shinagawa 501…
Radio : What’s wrong Matsumoto?! What’s the rest…
File 670: The whistling man
Matsumoto: Let is be…
Matsumoto: There’s no mistake, it’s him!!
Matsumoto: He’s whistling it! The Beatles’…
Matsumoto: Let it Be!!
Matsumoto: He’s discovered me!?
Radio: Hey, answer me Matsumoto! // Matsumoto!?
Megure: Superintendent Matsumoto!!!
Megure: Are you okay, sir? You were stirring in your sleep…
Matsumoto: Oh, sorry… // It looks like I fell asleep…
Megure: Maybe you should go home and get a good night’s sleep once in a while? / You must be sleep-deprived from sleeping here all the time.
Matsumoto: I can’t be resting at home at a time like this…
Matsumoto: There’s only 3 days left until that statutes of limitations for the serial murder case expires… // And the clock mercilessly continues to tick even as we sit here…
Matsumoto: So? Did we find out anything more about that con-artist / that we took in the other day?
Megure: Yes…his name is Kusumoto Ryuhei, 42 years old…
Megure: 15 years ago, around the time of that case, he was home-staying abroad… // therefore we’re thinking he is no longer a suspect…
Matsumomto: I see…
Megure: He had met the scarred man at a sauna, just a few days before his departure…
Megure: He couldn’t see his face since he had a towel over his head but… // he laughed and said, “The scar on my back is an emblem of courage that was inflicted on me by the police, 5 years ago! Do you want one too?”
Matsumoto: 5 years before that means it was 20 years ago…
Megure: Yes… 20 years ago, you were still an inspector and it’s when you inflicted a knife wound on a suspect you had been following… / so it matched up perfectly!
Matsumoto: Then that sauna…
Megure: Satou and Takagi have gone to go an investigation there… / however, I haven’t received any word from them yet…
Matsumoto: Tell them not to let their guard down…
Megure: Yes…he is an extremely dangerous criminal that has killed 3 of our men – 2 of them 20 years ago and 1 of them 15 years ago…
Matsumoto: No, there’s one more… // have you forgotten?
Megure: Of course I haven’t!
Megure: Inspector Morimura, who was killed on duty… // was the man who taught me everything about being a cop when I first started out…
Matsumoto: Inspector // Morimura…
Matsumoto: I’ve caught up to your honorary rank that was awarded to you after your death… // but I still don’t understand…
Matsumoto: Those words you spoke…
Morimura: Ma-Matsumoto… // There’s something there…
Morimura: There has to be a meaning embedded in… // the reason why he hums Let it Be…
Matsumoto: What are you suggesting it could be? / Morimura!?
Satou: I guess // there wasn’t anything here!
Satou: Got nothing…
Takagi: Well, the case is from 15 years ago… / it’s a little hard to ask someone if they remember a man with a scar on his back…
Satou: True…and the building itself has been renovated and the type of customers that come here has changed over time…
Takagi: That reminds me that the spa on 5th street has renovated and is very popular! / Plus, they have an outdoor bath!
Satou: That’s nice? Why don’t you go with Chiba-kun or something?
Takagi: I’ll go by myself then…
Satou: Oh, were you inviting me?
Takagi: Of course I was!!
Satou: Alright, then how about this?
Satou: If we can arrest this serial killer before the statutes of limitations expire, we’ll go to the hot springs together! // How’s that…?
Takagi: But we only have 3 days left…
Satou: Please take me to the hot springs!
Takagi: You know what…
Voice: Is this appropriate?
Mistuhiko: For cops to be fooling around during an investigation…?
Satou & Takagi: Eh?
Genta: Aren’t you guys supposed to be investiatin’ a case from 15 years ago?
Ayumi: They’re talking about it on TV everyday!
Takagi: Yeah…That’s why we’re here at the spa…
Satou: Don’t give anything away to the kids!
Takagi: You’re right…
Conan: So, if you put together the information from the news reports on TV, / with what Superintendent Matsumoto said…
Conan: The first incident was 20 years ago… / the man that was killed was Boukawa Tsuguharu-san, a 50 year old doctor. The weapon used was a Japanese sword that was actually Boukawa-san’s possession!
Two days later… // Mugita Atsunori-san, a 42 year old associate professor for science and engineering at Touto University was killed / by the same Japanese sword…
Then, when a cop that had been investigating in the nearby area, approached a suspicious car to ask questions about the case, the car sped off… / The cop was hit when attempting the stop the car and died a little while after…
Inspector Matsumoto was able to follow and track down the car, but ended up being attacked by the same Japanese sword and severely wounding his eye… // But he was able to take the sword from the suspect to wound him in return…
And 5 years later, a 34 year old lawyer, Nabei Susumu… // was found dead in his house after being stabbed by a knife…
In all cases, the murderer first used a stun-gun on their victims and proceeded to brutally cut them up with a sword or knife. Plus, in all 3 cases there was no sign of intrusion so there is the possibility that the victims were familiar with the suspect…
Conan: However, there is no clear relationship between the 3 victims so the investigation is at a dead end… // is this correct?
Satou: Ye… // Yes…
Conan: But I don’t get it…it makes sense to assume the first two victims were killed by the same guy since the weapon was the same but…
Ai: Yes…how did you conclude that the 3rd victim from 5 years later was killed by the same suspect if the weapon was different?
Takagi: Well, that…
Satou: There was this character written on the victim’s body…
Takagi: Uh, uhhmm Satou-san!?
Takagi: I though we weren’t telling them!
Satou: Oh oops! I can’t help it when they ask me…
Mistuhiko: Oh, they’re covering the case now too!
Mistuhiko: On the news!
Reporter: It is now only 3 days away until the statutes of limitations expire…
Reporter: Do you think the police will able to catch him, Hiramune-san?
Hiramune: Well…I think it’s impossible in this situation…
Hiramune: My assumption is that the suspect is in his home with his curtains closed, his phone lines unplugged, and has cut off all outside communication… // as he hides in his bed, shaking, waiting for the 3 days to pass…
Box: Hiramune Douji (41) Criminal Psychologist
Reporter: I see, you think he is hiding out…
Hiramune: Yes…he’s going to wait it out! / He’s trying his best to not draw any attention and get out of this as safely as possible…
Hiramune: If you want to prove me wrong, come and kill me! / But you’ll have to be prepared to throw away all the effort you put into running and hiding for 15 years!!
Hiramune: But, if you do come for me, I would like to serve you some sake and discuss criminal psychology with you!
Ayumi: Oh! I know that man!
Ayumi: He lives in my building! // I sometimes see him in the elevator!
Genta: We’re about to go to your house…
Mitsuhiko: So we might see him coincidentally!
Ai: And the serial killer might come too, perhaps?
Ayumi: NOO! Don’t come!!
Takagi: Get home safely!
Satou: If the killer comes, let us know!
Ayumi: My mom said that she’s going to be a little late but she’s going to hurry home to make us a giant meal!
Genta: Oh! Is it una-jyu!?
Mistuhiko: That’s all you ask for all the time, Genta-kun…
Conan: A character… // on the victim’s body… // hm…
Genta: OHH!! // WOW!!
Genta: You can see all the far away buildings too!!
Mitsuhiko: Skyscrapers have an impressive view!
Mitsuhiko: The view at night must be beautiful too!
Ayumi: We’re back!
Ayumi: We bought some juice!
Ai: And some snacks too
Genta: Ohh! Yaiba-chocoloate!
Mistuhiko: What was the free figurine attached to it?
Ayumi: I didn’t open it yet!
Ai: It’s amazing how their fame hasn’t died down yet…
Conan: Who? Kamen Yaiba-?
Ai: No, the British rock band, the Beatles!
Ai: The person we passed by on the ground floor when we were getting on the elevator… // was whistling Let it Be by the Beatles…
Conan: wha… // what!?
Conan: What did he look like!? // Did you see his face!?
Ai: No…he was wearing a hat and his hair and beard covered his face…
Conan: Listen you guys! Don’t leave this room no matter what until I come back!!
Conan: It’s the serial killer!! // He might have come to this building!!
Takagi: Really… // Really, Conan-kun?!
Takagi: There is a possibility that the murderer has come to that building!?
Conan: Yes!! / He was whistling Let it Be when he came out of the elevator!
Takagi: But what is he there for…?
Conan: It might have to do with that guy challenging him on the news earlier…
Conan: The criminal psychologist… // Hisamune Douji-san…
Conan: Anyway, I’m going to go check on his room!!
Takagi: Wha, wait…!
Satou: Chiba-kun! Get the car ready!
Chiba: Right away!
Conan: There’s no response…
Conan: Oh… // it’s open…
Conan: Hiramune-san! // Are you here?
Conan: Hi… // Hiramune-san!?
Conan: it’s too late… // he’s not breathing…
Conan: His blood is soaking through the old shirt…
Conan: It… // can’t be…
Z… // what is this!?
To be continued in Issue 49