When I arrived at the scene no one seemed interested in checking my credentials so I kept my wallet in the pocket of my coat.
As more officers, the coroner and the detective in charge arrived they focused on the corpse; no one gave me a second glance. I remained in the background, observing and considering my options. My only lead, now a dead end, pale and still against a colorful palette of fallen leaves.
The body, daylight and my last hope disappeared about the same time. I humbly approached the detective seeking pity and a possible clue.
This is a response to the 100 word challenge put forth by Velvet Verbosity.