Three Days Ago
In The Morning
Detective Maxx Zeqster had previously rescued Art from the clutches of the Gang of Five and the Joqzonions. They had been holding him captive in a scorpion- infested cave in the desert. He was suffering from numerous scorpion stings while being bound and gagged in the scorpion-infested cave. Detective Zeqster brought him to the Emergence Room at Kinkorx Mirchester Hospital.
Art and Detective Zeqster were watching Kinkorx TV in Art’s hospital room while talking about their previous case—the Sirrz Debmyuo’s stolen Signature Collection case and Wixqezzer Auctions in Kvyutt.
They paused as a special news report came on the TV. “I am Kinkorx TV News Anchor, Meez Broplen. This morning, the Chief of Police of Kinkorx Police Department, Chief Aazon Pomur is reporting another gruesome murder of a Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk player.
According to Chief Pomur, Ti Gurmis, the star player for the Kinkorx Horned Hares, was found brutally murdered and dismembered early this morning. He was found by passing motorists on their way to work.
The body of Ti Gurmis was mutilated and dumped in a drainage ditch next to a road where it was sure to be found quickly. This is the second Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk player that has been found brutally murdered recently.
We are now taking you to a live report from roaming reporter, Pymur Muxx. He is reporting live from the Xcuymir Territory Correctional Facility in Jxobslyn.”
“Thank you Meez. I’m reporting live at the Xcuymir Territory Correctional Facility in Jxobslyn. According to our unnamed sources here, Zith Fleen, the mentally insane, ex-Kinkorx Horned Hare, that has repeatedly threatened to take revenge on the entire Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk team for his head injury, escaped from this facility nearly one month ago.
As we all remember, he was hit brutally during a mesnuk game. The head collision left him with brain damage. After being convicted of one brutal murder of a Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk player, he was sentenced to life in this correctional facility, in the psychiatric wing.
Today, Zith Fleen is being blamed for the two recent brutal murders of Kinkorx Horned Hares players. This is Pymur Muxx. I’m reporting live from the Xcuymir Territory Correctional Facility in Jxobslyn. Now back to you Meez.”
“I’m Meez Broplen, your Kinkorx TV News Anchor. Our other top story that we would like to bring you on this special news bulletin is a report from the news wire from the wet lands. According to Guytic City TV News Anchor Jimner Veqsen, the Gang of Five seem to be taking some time off from their looting, killing, and burning in the wet lands. Their last known attack was in Bloqxess, in Meslerr Territory. Since that attack, the gang hasn’t been seen.
In other news from the wet lands, it’s being reported by numerous eyewitnesses that more Joqzonion space ships are landing in the wet lands almost daily.
Are the Joqzonions attempting to form an army in which to take over Sesla? Only time will tell. For now, we are all grateful that the attacks by the murdering outlaw group, the Gang of Five, have slowed at least temperately. This is Meez Broplen, your Kinkorx TV News Anchor. We are returning you back to our regular programming.”
“It looks like my attack had an effect on them,” Maxx said.
Art replied, “Yes it does. That’s good. I’m also concerned about these killings of the Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk players. I hope the police catch Zith Fleen before he kills any more players.”
Three Days Ago
In The Afternoon
As Art Nekuma lay in his hospital bed, while watching Kinkorx TV and eating, there was a Breaking News Bulletin. “I am Kinkorx TV News Anchor Meez Broplen. Pymur Muxx is standing by with a special report.”
“I’m Kinkorx TV News roaming reporter, Pymur Muxx. I am reporting live from the suburban Kinkorx home of Ti Gurmis. As you know, Ti’s slashed and dismembered body was found early this morning beside a drainage ditch.
While conducting their investigation, the Kinkorx Police went to his home. What they discovered was horrifying. Police Chief Pomur is preparing to make a statement. I have been told his report will begin any moment…Here he comes now. Police Chief Pomur.”
Chief Pomur began, “After Ti Gurmis’ butchered body was found early this morning, and my department began an immediate investigation. We are attempting to gather clues that will lead us to the killer. One of the places we wanted to search was his home. After receiving a search warrant from Judge Lykun, we forcefully entered this home. We discovered the murder scene. There is a considerable amount of blood both downstairs and upstairs. The bulk of the blood is in the bedroom. We think the actual murder took place on his bed. There is blood everywhere in his bedroom.”
Pymur Muxx asked, “Chief Pomur. Do you believe this is the work of Zith Fleen, The Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher?”
Chief Pomur sighed with anger as he answered, “We do not think Zith Fleen committed this heinous murder!” he said angrily and strongly. “The attack was completely different.”
Kinkorx Desert News roaming reporter Vigtor Zertus said, “Zith Fleen slashed and dismember a Kinkorx Horned Hares player and place him next to a busy road. That seems to be the same pattern to me.”
Chief Pomur replied angrily. “Since you didn’t ask a question, I’ll not respond to your statement. I will only say that we are even more convinced now that Zith Fleen isn’t the killer. We are conducting an investigation to learn the identity of this new murderer. Now if you will excuse me. I have a lot of work to do.”
“Chief Pomur—” said The Bedsult Daily News roaming reporter Girma Resior as Chief Pomur cut her off.
“No further questions!” he said. Chief Pomur walked back into Ti Gurmis’ house.
The reporters closed their reports. Pymur Muxx said, “Chief Pomur and the Kinkorx Police Department are convinced Zith Fleen, The Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher is not responsible for the two recent murders of the Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk players. They feel this killer has a completely different style. Chief Pomur and the Kinkorx Police are conducting an investigation to discover who the new killer is. They will continue to work inside Ti Gurmis’ home. They are searching for clues as to who slashed and dismembered his body before dumping it near a drainage ditch sometime late last night. This is Pymur Muxx reporting live for Kinkorx TV News.”
“I’m Kinkorx TV News Anchor Meez Broplen. We will break in live when we have more to report. We now return you to our regular programming.”
As Art watched the special breaking news bulletin, he thought, “The pattern for Ti Gurmis’ murder is exactly the same as the others. I know Zith Fleen, The Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher, murdered Cillo Fistor and Ti Gurmis. How can Chief Pomur say it was a different killer? I’m going to do some investigating myself on this Slasher case.”
Detective Art Nekuma was released two days ago from the hospital due to scorpion stings. He was looking into the case he had heard about while recovering in the hospital. As he worked on The Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher case, he began reading the Wyluxx City Times.
He read a front-page article in the Times from the Kinkorx Desert News, via the news wire, by reporter Vigtor Zertus. The front-page headline read:
Will the Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher Kill Again?
Wyluxx City Times: Chief Pomur stated earlier today at the Kinkorx Police Department, “We do not believe Zith Fleen, the escaped mental patient is responsible for the recent slayings. At this time, we have no evidence to link him to those crimes.
In addition to our murder investigation, we are aiding the Xcuymir Territory Sheriff Department with their continuing search for Zith Fleen. We expect to capture and return him to the correctional facility in Jxobslyn, where he escaped from—Soon.”
Chief Pomur refused to answer reporter’s questions after the brief statement.
The last Kinkorx Horned Hares player to be found brutally murdered, slashed, and dismembered was the star player, Ti Gurmis. He was found by passing motorists in a drainage ditch close to the road several days ago. It is believed, due to the placement of the body parts, the Slasher wanted the dismembered body of his victim to be found quickly. This is the second Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk player’s mutilated body that has been found recently in a public place. Both players were brutally murdered, slashed, and dismembered.
It is widely believed that Zith Fleen, the mentally insane, ex-Kinkorx Horned Hare, is responsible for these two recent murders.
He was imprisoned a year ago in Xcuymir Territory Correctional Facility in Jxobslyn after brutally murdering a Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk player, in the same manner. Before his escape one month ago, he was serving a life sentence in the psychiatric wing for that murder.
As we all remember, Zith Fleen suffered a tragic head injury during a brutal hit in a mesnuk game against the Wyluxx City Generals, a year and a half ago.
After emergency brain surgery, he was left with permanent brain damage to his anterior rostral prefrontal cortex and temporal poles. The correctional facility doctors believe his brain damage is what has led to his antisocial personality and psychopathy disorder.
It has been reported by numerous members of the staff at the correctional facility that, Zith Fleen repeatedly threatened to take revenge. He is threatening deadly retaliation on the entire Kinkorx Horned Hares mesnuk team for his head injury.
He insists his mesnuk collision was a conspiracy by his teammates to get him off the team. He insists the players didn’t understand his unique visions. As we all remember, the members of the Kinkorx Horned Hares denied the allegations, at that time...
As Art Nekuma sat at his database, in his home office, in suburbia Wyluxx City, he thought, “It looks like the reporters agree with me. They all think Zith Fleen killed Cillo Fistor and Ti Gurmis and so do I. Until we get another case, I’m going to work on The Slasher Case. It seems Chief Pomur and the Kinkorx Police could use some help.”