10. The necessity for eliminating the little overlooked clues and loose threads
9. The false suspect
8. The cover up
6. The actual killing
5. The first irretrievable step
4. The opportunity
3. The plan
What kind of murderer does not resort to flight? This doesn’t include the subterfuge of going to jail on a lesser crime. No, this has remoteness built in so that flying away is unnecessary. Does that mean the murderer sticks with the corpse?
No, this could fit the role of the master criminal murderer accomplishing murder to their plan through others.
Removing the element of remoteness, necessarily brings the murderer back into the same room with the corpse, but with the murderer now straightening up—scene building—and roping in the False Suspect (now very necessary).