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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2006|03:48 pm]
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Murderer Claims Twelfth Victim
by Lee Jordan

Calls for Ministry action echo tonight after perhaps the most disturbing discovery yet in the recent rash of murders which have now claimed their twelfth life.

"It was the smell. I've never smelled anything that bad before in my life" said Karen Laugreb, 25, on her discovery of the body of Theodore Parkinson, 48, of Clyst St. George, Devon. "Noccy came and got me, dragged me in, I could tell she was in a state but she still kept punishing herself and she got me to the locked door and that smell, well, I think I'll be smelling it forever."

Officials say that Parkinson, a noted recluse, was likely dead for the better part of a week before Laugreb discovered his body. And there's another mystery to this case.

"His wards were second to none" said Laugreb, "And they were all up and completely set. The doors were locked. No one could get in there, not in any way I can imagine. But someone got in there and killed him."

As for the cause of death, the Ministry will only state that it was suffocation and "possibly foul play".

The Ministry, as always, urges calm and that that anyone with any information on this or any ongoing case please contact them immediately.
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2006|09:00 am]
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Young witch found drowned; murderer strikes again?
by Lee Jordan

Ministry officials urge calm but privately admit confusion as the ongoing string of unsolved murders enters its fifth month.

Danica Leith, 18, a Muggleborn originally from Edinburgh, was found near Ministry headquarters early this morning. Preliminary reports suggest that she had been drowned in an unknown and undisclosed location, and that her body was found in a position and surrounded by items which have been referred to as 'quasi-ritualistic'.

Ministry officials were quick to debunk any possible connections between Leith's death and any prior murders. Gawain Robards, Head of Magical Law Enforcement, was quoted as saying, "The connections between this unfortunate event and any ongoing cases is superficial, at best. The modus operandi bears almost no relation to those of the former murders, and we are urging an end to scurrilous rumourmongering. We believe that we are dealing with a copycat".

However, an undisclosed member of Law Enforcement said, "It's the same bloke, I know it is. I've got no proof yet, but I'd stake my career on it. Merlin, fire and then water, didn't we all learn elements in First Year?"

The Ministry refuses to officially connect the cases, however, and as always, requests any information about this or any ongoing case.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2006|09:00 am]
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Knockturn arsonist captured: Muggleborn terrorists set free
by Graham Pritchard

In a stunning turn of events, Brian Carmichael and Justin Finch-Fletchley have had all charges against them dropped after Thaddeus Borgin, owner of Knockturn Alley shop Borgin & Burkes, confessed to using the Imperius Curse on David Murphy and directing him to set his neighbours' properties alight.

Ministry officials report that prominent Wizarding businessman Borgin turned himself in to Aurors on Saturday night and voluntarily confessed under Veritaserum to setting the fires that razed Sybaris and Per Saltire & Bend Sinister earlier this year.

According to reports from unnamed sources, Borgin was unhappy with the raucous, late night crowds that Sybaris attracted, and suspected that Messrs Saltire and Sinister were homosexual.

He chose to light the fires via the Muggleborn Murphy as to not arouse suspicion of his own involvement.

Carmichael and Finch-Fletchley have been released, though the Ministry firmly stated that this was merely pending further investigation into MUd.

Borgin was immediately taken to Azkaban prison.

The Ministry is still searching for a suspect in the ongoing murder investigations and ask that you please contact the Department of Magical Law Enforcement if you have any information.
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(no subject) [Aug. 25th, 2006|09:00 am]
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Carmichael and Finch-Fletchley cleared of muder; suspect still at large
by Graham Pritchard

The Ministry have announced that murder charges against Brian Carmichael and Justin Finch-Fletchley have been dismissed, after investigation of the three murders since their arrest, in addition to the murders they were charged with commiting, pointed to a single, currently unknown, perpetrator.

Carmichael and Finch-Fletchley currently remain in Azkaban, held on 4 counts of arson and several counts of terrorism, vandalism, conspiracy and willful disobedience. The department of Magical Law Enforcement have announced plans to go ahead with requests for permission to use Veritaserum. The current status of MUd remains unknown.

Ministry officials, once more, put out the call to the public for any possible information on any currently open investigations.
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(no subject) [Aug. 24th, 2006|09:00 am]
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Three Muggles found dead; Ministry officials baffled.
by Graham Pritchard

Three more bodies were discovered in the early hours of Thursday morning. Ministry officials have yet to release any but the sketchiest of details, pending further investigation, but it is known that the decedents are three Muggles and it is rumoured that they were discovered to be in the exact same location and position as those of the victims of Monday's attack.

Please be sure to check your Evening Prophet for more information as it develops.
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2006|09:00 am]
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Second terror suspect in custody; Finch-Fletchley surrenders.
by Graham Pritchard

Ministry officials tonight have announced an important break in the case of the grisly firebombings which shocked the nation. The development could well be a nail in the coffin of the organisation behind the attacks.

Justin Finch-Fletchley turned himself into officials last night, less than 24 hours after the search for him officially began. Finch-Fletchley, 26, is believed to be one of the leaders of the insidious organisation MUd, a radical Muggleborn separatist group implicated in no less than four bombings and four deaths this summer alone.

"We are confident in this arrest and hope it sends a strong signal," said Gawain Robards, head of Magical Law Enforcement. "Namely, that acts of terror and those who perpetuate such acts cannot be tolerated in our society."

Finch-Fletchley joins Brian Carmichael, arrested yesterday. They have been charged with four counts of murder, four counts of arson, and multiple counts of planning to commit a terrorist act, collaborating with or belonging to a terrorist organisation, soliciting murder, and willful disobedience.

Magical Law Enforcement continues to stress that this case is not yet over and more members of MUd may still be at large. Anyone with any information is urged to contact them.
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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2006|09:00 am]
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Discovery of three more bodies in London; terror suspect arrested.
by Graham Pritchard

A sense of déja vu hangs over London this morning after another fire led to the discovery of the bodies of Leopold Carrow, Vespasian Gibbon and Berenice Yaxley. And, while the Ministry is urging calm and calling for an end to rumours, certain details have recently come to light.

Sources have revealed to this newspaper that Ministry investigators suspect an undergound terrorist organisation of Muggleborn wizards. At the time this article went to press, Brian Carmichael, 29, of Bristol had been arrested, but the charges against him had not yet been made public.

Carmichael was reportedly involved in the firebombing plot that destroyed Wizarding night spot Sybaris in March of this year. He is also suspected to have been involved in the murder of Malcolm Baddock, 23, of Dover, and the attack on Per Saltire & Bend Sinister last week.

It is believed that Carmichael did not work alone, although the exact size of the group is still unknown. "There was a mastermind, there was a planner and there were the excecutioners," a Ministry official was quoted as saying.

He ruled out any possible involvement of Pureblood wizards and scoffed when the possiblity of the return of You-Know-Who was mentioned.

"You-Know-Who? He's dead, and that's a proven fact. Carmichael and his mates did this and we'll get 'em all, mark my words."

Aurors and Hit Wizards are currently seeking Carmichael's second-in-command, Justin Finch-Fletchley, 26, of London. Intelligence reports stated that Finch-Fletchley was holidaying in the south of France, but when Aurors arrived in the area they found that he was nowhere to be found.

As of Tuesday morning, he is still at large.

Finch-Fletchley is considered to be armed and dangerous. The Department of Magical Law Enforcement asks that anyone with any knowledge of his whereabouts please contact them immediately.
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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2006|04:01 am]
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TERROR RETURNS TO KNOCKTURN ALLEY
Bizarre attack leaves store owners in limbo

By Lee Jordan

Shop owners on Knockturn Alley were asked to return to their places of business after an incendiary device exploded on Friday night.

The shopfront of Per Saltire & Bend Sinister at the far end of Knockturn Alley was nearly burnt to the ground, with surrounding businesses suffering smoke and water damage.

The fire was discovered after Mr Borgin, of Borgin and Burkes had alerted Ministry officials to a man breaking into the genealogists' shop and setting it on fire.

David Murphy, 37, of Bristol was arrested after a brief struggle with Aurors. A Muggleborn wizard, he faces charges of burglary, arson and conspiracy to commit terrorist acts.

The owners, meanwhile, face a myriad of questions and a lengthy list of repairs because of the bizarre attack. Murphy, who carried with him a case of Molotov cocktails, is unknown to them.

Claudius Saltire, a skilled craftsman and weaver, said he and his business partner Alois Sinister rushed to the scene and saw police pulling the petrol-filled bottles from the case. Messrs Saltire and Sinister said Aurors told them the man wore a Muggle suit and tie. He also had a list of other stores he planned to hit, the two said.

"One fellow down the Alley asked me if we planned to have more security for the shop, but how do you plan against Mudbloods with firebombs and a pipe?" Sinister said. "This isn't the Muggle world."

Saltire and his partner were at the still-smouldering store to survey the damage. The shopfront, where the gentlemen research wizarding ancestry and create family tapestries, was destroyed. The workroom in the back of the shop suffered the most damage; apart from the fire, Murphy allegedly smashed what he could with his pipe before attempting to flee.

"Somehow, the smashing part just makes it seem more vindictive," Saltire said. "It's almost like it's a hate crime."

The charred and shattered remains of works by the owners lay in a reeking heap just inside the store.

"It's easy to feel picked upon, but the thing that bothers me the most about it that those responsible have absolutely nothing to offer the Wizarding world and are only seeking to drag us backwards," Sinister said.

Friday's incident will keep the store closed for a time, but the owners have no plans to move. They said they will continue working on commissioned projects elsewhere until they can reopen.

Murphy refuses to speak to Aurors and the Department of Magical Law Enforcement is currently seeking permission to use Veritaserum.

Ministry officials declined to comment when asked if this attack was connected to the other two arson cases this year.
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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2006|07:35 am]
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Late Night Fire Leads to Grisly Discovery
By Lee Jordan

KNOCKTURN ALLEY-Aurors are investigating today after a suspicious fire early this morning which to led one death.

Flames were first noticed in an abandoned building formerly belonging to Mordicus Ellerby at approximately 2 am. Upon entering the building, however, a single body was discovered, later identified to belong to Malcolm Baddock, age 23, of Dover.

While traces of magic were detected at the scene, the Ministry reports that the fire does not seem to have been started by magic, nor influenced by a magical propellant. No statements have been made on the record, and investigators seem reluctant to assign a possible motive or cause, however a connection to the similar attack in March seems possible.

As always, the Ministry asks that anyone with any possible information step forward.
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2006|12:14 am]
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Ministry Implicated in Child-Snatching Scandal

By Graham Pritchard and Lee Jordan

In a stunning twist to the ongoing investigation into irregularities at Gingerbread House, the Prophet has uncovered evidence tying the highest levels of the Ministry to criminal activity related to the recent upsurge in orphaned magical children.

A trail of owls, financial documents, and witness statements were obtained by Prophet reporters, most of them leading back to the same person: Percy Ignatius Weasley, assistant to the Minister for Magic. When shown copies of the documents during an interview, Weasley confirmed their substance and defiantly admitted that he made use of the List of Magical Children as part of a personal agenda to ensure that magical children born to Muggles are raised by wizards rather than their families.

"Look, it's not right what was happening with these children. No one seemed to care what these Muggles were doing, it's absolutely outrageous I tell you. Milly deserves a medal. And you lot should be ashamed! Where's your 'reporting integrity' when child wizards were being tortured by Muggles? Where were you?! These children's birthright was being stolen by small-minded Muggles and bureaucratic nonsense".


Aurors are investigating the full extent to which Weasley and his agent, Millicent Bulstrode, helped shape the events that led to the children being orphaned and subsequently brought to Gingerbread. It was Bulstrode's ongoing work as a rescue worker for Gingerbread and her outspoken views on educational reform that brought her to Weasley's attention.

"I thought all Weasels were blood traitors, so I was shocked when Percy sneaked up behind me and said we had more in common than I might think. Before I could hex him he thrust a pouch with fifty galleons and a name at me and said there was no point in wasting time when there were hundreds of magical children to be saved".

Weasley and Bulstrode both have rooms at the Leaky Cauldron, which provided an easy cover for their meetings. "He swore me to secrecy, which is perfectly understandable. He would've lost all that easy access within the Ministry if the werewolf had found out".

The Ministry has said that it will issue no formal statement until Aurors have finished their work. Gingerbread officials, still reeling from the accusations of fraud concerning last Summer's benefit gala, refused to comment on this latest development.
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