On this day, January 12, 1942, four people were found dead in a cabman's shelter
in Russell Square
, London, England.
The bodies were hung from the neck and tied to the rafters. Their nooses were amateur supplies, garden variety, and could be purchased anywhere. Two of the people had hand-drawn signs around their necks; one read "SPEED," the other "WATER." This seems to imply that at least two of the victims were endowed with special abilities, a people now called "Extras."
Investigators have closed the entire park off to the public. Currently, officials are speculating as to whether or not this incident was a mass-suicide or a homicide. If it was, in fact, murder, then this will be in the books as hate-crime against Extras. Autopsies are presently being conducted to establish what, specifically, has been injected into these victims, and whether or not they do, in fact, have superhuman abilities.
Although the results of this investigation are inconclusive thus far, word of the crime has spread throughout Europe, as it's been assumed that this serves as a "warning" to Extras.