The Carew Murder Case
Nearly a year later, London society was alarmed by the murder of Sir Danvers Carew, a well-respected elderly man, who Hyde beat to death in the street. Utterson was notified of the case and called to the police station as a man who could identify Hyde. He led the police to Hyde’s house but he has vacated the premises. Unusually, he burned his cheque book (a source of money to him) before he left; he also left half of the cane used to kill Carew, and thus incriminated himself. A hunt for Hyde is begun, but is complicated by the fact that so few people know what he looks like, and those who have seen him are unable to describe him.