Edgar and the police man searched the house for clues and suspected the bank clerk.
Back at their office Edgar and Dupin talked and Dupin suggest he look for more clues ,he found out a orangutang had strangled the daughter and there was a sailor who had one. he put an ad in the paper for the lost orangutang.
A sailor comes and claims the orangutang is his . Dupin ask for information about the orangutang.The sailor says he got it from an island. Eventually the sailor tells Dupin and Edgar the story he said "that the orangutang escaped and tried to play with the women. He was trying to be a barber and cut the older women's hair and was pretending the daughter was a rag doll."