(1939-04-03) The Daily Prophet - Missing Students Found Dead
Details for Missing Students Found Dead
Summary: Several Hogwarts students were found after a long lapse, severely injured due to unknown events in the Forbidden Forest.
Date: April 3, 1939
Location: Hogwarts Grounds
Related: Plot: Centaur Civil War

The weekend before the Easter Holiday began, rumors had begun circulating around Hogwarts about some missing students. The following day, the Hogwarts groundskeeper was seen bringing one of them, Arevan Van Dragor, to the hospital wing, her body bruised all over.

Arevan, barely conscious, was able to tell the faculty that she was with the other missing students, twin brothers Gage and Kit Hart, in the Forbidden Forest when the three were attacked by a forest troll. The following day, after the students had been let out for the holiday, a search party led by Professor of Care of Magical Creatures, Silvanus Kettleburn, found the boys' remains not far from the forest's edge.

The bodies had suffered terrible injuries from a large, blunt object. Interestingly, they were lain out in a small grove, undisturbed by the forest animals. Kettleburn identified several signs of centaur activity, including a wooden censer hanging from a tree. The device is apparently designed to burn herbs, the scent of which wards off most animals. "The centaurs left these bodies here to be found," Kettleburn insisted.

The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures has assigned a team to investigate the matter and determine if the unrest in the Forbidden Forest is threatening to spill over into Hogwarts and nearby territories.

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