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The Last Witness: A Teen's Race to Solve An Intimate Murder

A story of love, loss, and the search for justice.

By Dolvie N.Published 3 months ago 5 min read
The Last Witness: A Teen's Race to Solve An Intimate Murder
Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Marinna had been living in a state of shock ever since the police had shown up at her door, asking her about her whereabouts on the night that her crush, Max, had been murdered. She had been so lost in her own thoughts that she hadn't even realized that she was the last person to see him alive.

As soon as she had made the connection, Marinna knew that she had to come forward with the information. She couldn't live with the guilt of knowing that she had seen Max on the night of his death and hadn't said anything. So, with a heavy heart, she went to the police station to tell them what she knew.

But things didn't go as planned. Instead of being treated like a witness, Marinna found herself being questioned like a suspect. The police seemed to think that she had something to do with Max's murder and they weren't afraid to make it known.

Marinna was horrified. She had always been a rule follower, someone who did everything by the book. She had never even gotten a detention in her life. And now, she was being accused of murder?

She knew that she had to clear her name. If she didn't, she could end up going to jail for something that she didn't do. But how was she supposed to solve a murder when she didn't even know where to start?

Marinna decided to start with the night that Max had died. She retraced her steps, trying to remember everything that had happened. She remembered going to a party, where she had seen Max. They had talked for a bit, but then Marinna had left early, feeling uncomfortable around some of the people there.

She had walked home alone, thinking about Max and how she wished that things could be different between them. She remembered passing by a park and seeing a group of people hanging out. She hadn't paid them much attention, but now she wondered if one of them could have been the killer.

Marinna went back to the park to investigate. It was empty now, but she walked around, looking for any clues. She found a discarded cigarette butt and a beer bottle, but she wasn't sure if they were related to the murder.

As she was about to leave, Marinna heard a noise. She turned around and saw a shadowy figure moving towards her. Marinna's heart raced. Was this the killer?

But as the figure got closer, Marinna realized that it was just a homeless man, looking for a place to sleep. She breathed a sigh of relief and gave the man some money before walking away.

Marinna knew that she had to keep looking for clues, but she also knew that she couldn't do it alone. She needed help.

She turned to her best friend, Ava, for support. Ava had always been the more adventurous of the two, the one who wasn't afraid to take risks. Marinna told Ava everything and together they started to investigate.

They talked to people who had been at the party and the park that night. They dug through social media profiles and text messages, looking for anything that could help them solve the case.

And slowly, they started to piece together what had happened. They discovered that Max had been involved in a fight at the party and that one of the people there had threatened him. They found out that the group in the park had seen something suspicious, but they were too afraid to come forward.

Marinna and Ava took all of this information to the police, hoping that it would help clear Marinna's name. And it did. The police finally realized that Marinna was just a witness and that she had been telling the truth all along.

But even though Marinna was no longer a suspect, she knew that the real killer was still out there. And she couldn't rest until justice was served.

Marinna and Ava continued their investigation, following every lead that they could find. They spent countless hours poring over evidence and interviewing witnesses. And finally, they got a break.

They found a witness who had seen the killer leaving the scene of the crime. It was someone that the police had overlooked, but Marinna and Ava had been persistent in their search for the truth. They had finally found the missing piece of the puzzle.

With this new information, the police were able to identify the killer and make an arrest. It turned out to be someone that no one had suspected - a friend of Max's who had been jealous of his relationship with Marinna.

Marinna was relieved that the killer had been caught, but she couldn't shake the feeling of guilt. She knew that if she had come forward with her information sooner, maybe Max could have been saved.

She visited Max's grave, tears streaming down her face. "I'm so sorry, Max," she whispered. "I should have told someone what I knew. I should have done more."

But even as she grieved, Marinna knew that she had learned an important lesson. She had learned that sometimes the truth is hard to find, but it's always worth seeking. And she had learned that sometimes the most unexpected people can be capable of terrible things.

As Marinna left the cemetery, she felt a weight lifted off her shoulders. She had done everything that she could to clear her name and bring justice to Max's memory. And now, she could move forward, knowing that she had done the right thing.


About the Creator

Dolvie N.

I'm not sure I can write...They won't appreciate it...Hey I'm not creative enough...It's not good enough...


Writing breathes life into our thoughts...Keep Writing!

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