Furious, the chief officer of London's police force stood in the foyer of the late Majesty's mansion, trying to compose himself. Sitting before him were the three suspects, Toby and Ned (whom he'd interviewed on Sunday), and Chad (whom he'd interviewed on Tuesday)... Ned was glaring at the other two.
"One of you," he began, "murdered both His Majesty and detective Dunnel."
"Can't prove it at all."
"And why not, mister Okeo?"
"Rumor has it all the evidence was destroyed, isn't that what someone saw?"
"Well, as your pal mister Arreg reported, our king was struck on the head with a blunt object. I found three possible weapons at the scene, each a tool used by one of you in your work here at the mansion: a garden rake, a horse shoe, and a ceramic dish. Dunnel, our detective, had brought them into mister Okeo's storeroom this morning and in studying them, determined which was the murder weapon used on the king's temple. Right after, someone entered the room, murdered him, and destroyed the weapons before he could make his announcement public. Nonetheless - and don't smirk - in his foresight, our Vip detective had written down which weapon matched the wound area."
"On the detective's body," he continued, "we found this note tucked in his cap. Keeping true with his reputation, he'd written on it in his secret code he calls 'fini'."
"Nonsense... it's all scribbles!" scoffed mister Elbas in a rant.
"Murderer," muttered Ned from his sofa.
"Ned, you're all suspects... especially you... there is more to tell."
"Except on Wednesday I heard something," cried Ned, "mister Elbas discussing secret plans with the Austrians and Russians!"
"And so the case is solved," continued the officer, ignoring him. "Zany as these scribbles look, they tell me what the detective learned. Unlike the weapons, the murderer didn't think to destroy the note, thinking it nonsense. This means we know which of you murdered the Majesty and my detective."
The three shifted uneasily.
"What? You lie!"
"Unfortunately not, Toby. Written on this note is the name of the murder weapon. Yes, the murderer is..."
Name the murderer and explain. (Mister ____________ ?)
Originally I was worried this was too easy so had altered two words before posting, to increase the difficulty. One of them has been restored.