The Dragon – Part 17

Shum desperately wanted to sit down. It looked to all intents and purposes that the Predator was dead. Now all he had to do was figure out how this monster had managed to conceal itself all these years. 

Sgt. Chan’s body was sent to the coroner’s office for an official cause of death after which it would be released to his family. The man-lizard’s body was forwarded under escort, and in the company of Peter Leung, to a police laboratory where it could be examined more closely. And more importantly, concealed from prying eyes. 

The Predator Taskforce spent the next few hours interviewing the other residents of the building. On the first floor, they spoke with one of the oldest residents, a man who had been living in the building for over forty years. He remembered seeing the owner of the fifth floor, an English person with an Indonesian houseboy. The houseboy had left many years ago, or so he thought. Then the man’s son had moved in with him. 

Did he know their names, asked the officer? The old man did as, being a nosy person he had looked through his mail. Gregory Lansard, the man’s name was Gregory Lansard. 

When Peter Leung’s team had removed any of the evidence available it was the turn of the Taskforce to examine the apartment. In the foul smelling bedroom, they had discovered an old suitcase containing papers, deeds and other legal documents, and an out of date Hong Kong Identity Card in the name of one Gregory Lansard, date of birth Circa 1899. The addition of the word ‘Circa’ meant that there was no proof of the actual date.

Was the man-lizard actually Gregory Lansard?  

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In her office, Paula Whitby received a phone call from a Woman Police Constable asking her if she had seen or heard from her previous employer, Mr. Baker. Paula said that she had not and asked why she was being called. The WPC explained that he had been reported missing and if she was to hear from him to contact the nearest police station. Paula assured the lady that she would. 

“What was all that about,” asked Mike, who happened to be standing nearby.

“Apparently Baker has gone missing.” She replied.

Mike grinned. “I’ll bet his wife’s happy.” Paula grinned back at him. 

(c) Copyright John Stewart Sloan – 2017 – Not for Distribution 

The Featured photo is by Mark Dumont – Flickr: There Be Dragons, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25935468

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