Trilby notices that: "It's a copy of the local paper, dated last Friday."
HEIR TO DEFOE ESTATES FOUND DEAD
His recent bride, Julia Swanson-DeFoe, was also found dead in the mansion, apparently stabbed to death.
Inspector Jacob Barnes, the officer in charge of the investigation, has closed the case. 'There's no mystery here,' he said. 'DeFoe killed his wife and then himself. We have already disproved the possibility of a third party.
Sir Clarence's solicitor, Michael Cheasham, however, has gone on record questioning the Inspector's judgement. 'The last I saw Sir Clarence, he was infinitely content. He would never have committed such an act. Plus there was no suicide note.'