Friday, July 14 ~ Night
The search for a missing former Unspeakable continued today, with the authorities reporting no progress in the investigation.
Buford Croaker, a well-respected former official for the Department of Mysteries, first was reported missing nearly two weeks ago.
John McMathis, Auror, at today's press conference:
"In the course of his long and distinguished career, Mr. Croaker was instrumental in helping to apprehend many a dangerous criminal. As well, his investigations into certain Mysteries continued on a freelance basis. Suffice to say, there are a number of leads for us to follow and we will continue to do so."
Authorities initially became suspicious when Croaker, 60, failed to meet former colleagues for a lunch on July 3. A search of his flat revealed no sign of foul play, and McMathis stated there has been no activity in the missing man's bank accounts.
Paul Smythe, Unspeakable:
"Frankly, we're beginning to fear the worst. Croaker has no real family that could have called him away for an emergency, he didn't like to travel ... I don't like to think it, there are some bad folk out there, and they don't care for ol' Buford."
This has been Horace Knickerbocker, reporting from the Ministry of Magic. Now back to you in the studio.