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investigation the action of investigating something or someone; formal or systematic examination or research.
detective a person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate and solve crimes.
suspicious having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.
culprit a person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
clues a piece of evidence or information used in the detection of a crime or solving of a mystery.
motive a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.
alibi a claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place.
evidence the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
infer deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
interrogate ask questions of (someone, especially a suspect or a prisoner) closely, aggressively, or formally.
investagate carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth.
red harring something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting.
sleuth a detective.
Created by: alc2560