As soon as Xu Xiaodong met them, he complained, "How can you guys leave me behind and go back first?"
"We were sending the body back. Don't complain and eat your meal!" Chen Shi handed him the claypot rice package in his hand.
Seeing the food, Xu Xiaodong's grievances totally disappeared. He squatted down at the side to eat.
The body had already been retrieved by the local police and was lying on a tarp. Chen Shi uncovered the cloth on the body. The deceased was wearing a security guard uniform and he was a middle-aged man in his forties. The bloodstain on his chest had been washed away by the river, so it looked very light. There was a hole in the center of the bloodstain that was suspected to be a gunshot wound.
Chen Shi put on gloves and inspected the mouth of the corpse. His mouth was tightly closed, and his airway was very clean. Generally, people who drown would have pink foam in the mouth. Then he looked at his hands. His hands were not tightly clenched and there was no dirt or sand in his fingernails.
He said, "The time of death was very close to that of the other body. He was first killed by someone and then the body was abandoned here."
Lin Dongxue said, "The deceased looks quite heavy. There’s quite some distance from here to the entrance of the housing district. If the murderer is a woman, how did she drag it over?"
"He’s about the same height as me. We can conduct an experiment to verify it."
Xu Xiaodong interjected. "The security guard came over just now and confirmed his identity. He is Old Wang, who was on duty last night. Then they said that because the toilet was far away, the security guards often came to the river to relieve themselves at night."
"If he was shot while urinating, it was unlikely to be from the front... Dongxue, let's turn the body over."
The two turned the body over and saw that there was also a gun hole in his back as well. Whether it was the bullet’s entry or exit wound had to be determined by a forensic pathologist. Generally, there would be gunpowder particles left in the bullet’s entry wound.
Chen Shi asked the local police to bring a permanent marker over and counted along the spine of the deceased so that Lin Dongxue could mark a spot at the corresponding place on his body.
Lin Dongxue said, "Are you not afraid of your clothes getting dirty?"
"It doesn't matter. It’s only a few dozen yuan. I can just buy a new one when I go back."
Hence, Lin Dongxue marked a spot behind him, and then Chen Shi turned the body over. Using the ribs of the deceased as a reference, he asked Lin Dongxue to mark the corresponding place on his body. The two bullet holes were compared an
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