Read Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 1533 – However, Catherine was calmer compared to Joel. “ Dad, since you think she looks similar, let’s investigate it. Maybe it’s like those scenes on the television where my mom might’ve lost her memories. After all, if she was still alive, how could she have abandoned my grandparents and her company?”
Joel was stunned. “You’re right. Sherry was such a filial person. If she was alive but didn’t come back, there must be some reason for it.”
“The most urgent matter now is to find that woman. ” Catherine asked, “Where did you see her? Check the security footage. What car did she get into when she left? Where did she go?”
She believed that with Joel’s capabilities, investigating those things would be quite easy.
Joel nodded. He stood up immediately. “I met her at the mall. She must’ve been shopping. I’ll go to the mall myself now.”
“I’ll go with you.”
Catherine went with him.
Joel contacted the mall’s general manager and asked him to check that evening’s security footage.
However, when they were at the security room, the employee said, “This evening’s security footage has been deleted.”
Joel and Catherine were stunned. Joel asked in a hurry, “What about the footage of the mall’s entrance?”
“ It’s all gone.” The employee shook his head. “I don’t know what happened, but the security footage from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. are all gone.”
The general manager glared at him fiercely. “You work here, and yet you don’t know the footage has been deleted?”
The employee was embarrassed by being scolded. “I really don’t know. I went to the bathroom in the middle, and it was gone when I came back.”
“Can I have a look at your computer? ” Catherine asked politely.
“Of course.” The employee immediately gave way to Catherine.
After Catherine sat down, she checked the system’s information and said, “General Manager, don’t blame him. It should’ve been a hacker’s doing. The hackers planted a virus through the mall’s public network, hacked into the security room’s computer, and deleted the footage.”
The general manager was shocked. “That hacker couldn’t possibly have hacked into the company’s account, right?”
“Don’t worry. This hacker just wanted to delete the security footage. Moreover, a hacker like this should be one of the top internationally. Your mall’s competitor still doesn’t have the capability of hiring such a person.”
Catherine left the mall after thanking the general manager.
Joel’s expression was solemn. “Cathy, how can it be a coincidence? To think that the security footage was deleted at such a timing.”
Catherine did not say anything. She had a lot on her mind.
However, Joel was not willing to give up. He said, “ There must be security cameras by the roadside.
Let’s go to the traffic police department.”
“Dad, don’t you think the other party has thought o f that as well? I reckon even if you go, it might’ve been deleted too.” Catherine looked toward her father with helplessness and disappointment. “ What you said just now was right. It’s too much of a coincidence.”
Although Joel was desperate, it did not mean he was a fool. His elegant face was filled with confusion and disappointment.
Catherine was disappointed too. Nevertheless, she said, “In fact, if we came to investigate and the security footage was still there, that meant that person might not be my mom. However, since the security footage is gone, it means that they don’t want you to continue investigating them. Why is that? It’s most probably because… your guess is right. That woman is really my mom. She recognized you this evening but didn’t want to have anything to do with you or let you investigate this matter.” Joel looked defeated. He was very lonely and in agony. “You’re right. What I did back then was inhumane. The fact that Nicola was cheating on me even became public knowledge. Everyone is mocking me and scolding me as an i***t. Your mom is such a prideful person, so she must despise and hate me. It’s fine if she doesn’t acknowledge me, but you’re her biological daughter. Doesn’t she want to acknowledge you?”