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Then, the two paramedics and two city police officers and a detective walked into the room.
THE ACCIDENTAL ATTEMPTED MURDEREUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 2, 2020OZY
Only then would the detective seek other evidence like eyewitnesses or forensic data to justify arresting and charging the subject.
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He’s an epidemiologist, or disease detective, in Canada at the University of Toronto.
VIRAL SCENTS? DOGS SNIFF OUT CORONAVIRUS IN HUMAN SWEATSHARON OOSTHOEKAUGUST 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
She’s a virus detective at the University of California, Davis.
HOW TO FIND THE NEXT PANDEMIC VIRUS BEFORE IT FINDS USLINDSEY KONKELAPRIL 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
His team described how its detective work led to this conclusion in the January 2015 EMBO Molecular Medicine.
HOW TO FIND THE NEXT PANDEMIC VIRUS BEFORE IT FINDS USLINDSEY KONKELAPRIL 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The door opened and a plain clothes detective entered the office.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
So did my versatile friend, joyously confident in his powers, start on his glorious career as a private detective.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Detective Frey came in and saw Duggin lying dead, and he figured he'd go out and do big things.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The detective went downstairs and talked with Mrs. McCarthy a few minutes, and then took his leave.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The detective Agnes had retained, called on Baptiste's lawyers and held a lengthy consultation.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO DETECTIVE

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • agent
  • analyst
  • attorney
  • auditor
  • detective
  • examiner
  • gumshoe
  • hound
  • inquisitor
  • inspector
  • investigator
  • plainclothes officer
  • police
  • private detective
  • private eye
  • prober
  • prosecutor
  • querier
  • quester
  • researcher
  • reviewer
  • sleuth
  • snooper
  • spy
  • tester
  • undercover cop
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