"If the messy room wasn't a result between Rum and Haneda's fight, then who did it and what one simply does gain from it? By making a room deliberately messy means leaving your footprints and fingerprints everywhere. Who in his sane mind would like to do that, especially to a murder case scenario?"
Precisely! Which is why I try pointing out that it couldn't be done by RUM because doing something so stupid couldn't possibly make him becoming No.2 and he most likely already got rid by boss after screwing up if he did screw up this way.
WHO did it? Someone who knows about the Kohji case and wants people to PAY attention to the case.
"Someone has been constantly uploading information related to the case online if it gets taken down puts them back up again. It's almost as if that person is saying... please help me solve this mystery"http://www3.mangafreak.net/Read1_Detective_Conan_948_6
(I do agree with you that Rum wasn't Asaka and that if he were then Amanda would have been killed much earlier. And it was most likely Asaka who stopped RUM from murdering Amanda sooner.)"The question is why Haneda would be entrusted with the pill case in the first place? If Amanda really wanted to hide it Asaka would have been a far better choice? She must had trust in Asaka and Asaka being a bodyguard would have been more capable than Haneda in protecting it. If she had ties with CIA and FBI then why Amanda didn't pass it to either of the agencies?"
She arranged meeting with Haneda to pass it through Haneda (who may be associated with the Akai-family Tsutomu who may be associated with UK Scotland Yard... yeah... I'll get to that explanation later) would lessen the suspicion from BO because if she was associated with BO she would know she was being constantly watched so if she passed it to the agencies it would immediately get attention from BO that was watching her and if she passed to Asaka the bodyguard it would also make Asaka an obvious target for BO and she think she can trick BO and they would not suspect Haneda (into thinking their meeting was just a simple tea meeting to discuss about Shogi)."The scissor which was found in the crime scene was devoid of blood and human DNA. Even if it was washed thoroughly by Rum it would have given a positive Luminol reaction. Also it's very unlikely for a stabbed Rum to get the stuff from Haneda's hand wash it clean and leave no blood-stain and DNA in the meantime."
Yeah well, I'll agree with that. But it would be strange if Haneda was bruised and they did not find any finger print or blood stain associated with the intruder... that should indicate some kind of clean up involve otherwise if a fight like that did happen between RUM and Haneda it definitely should leave some traces of hair sample or finger prints or blood stains. "It can be easily deduced that Rum was acquainted to Haneda by his social persona."
Well actually for the "death message" to be true it relies on the assumption that Haneda was acquainted with RUM which I try to say was not the case. If he was not acquainted with RUM then he would not know his name so that 'dying message' could not possibly be left by him but most likely left by someone else."The thing is Shukichi's name changed when he decided to stay back in Japan to pursue the path of the Shogi. His surname was changed to Haneda as he reveres Haneda Kohji. It never means/stated that Akai's and Kohji's were relatives."
Well yeah, but Sera and Mary's reaction to the name Kohji seemed really unusual (an reaction that is MUCH more than if you saw on the news about some person that were murdered who was unrelated to you.) It's almost as if they knew him from before. So you also cannot say the Akai family do not know him or he did not know the Akai family. http://www3.mangafreak.net/Read1_Detective_Conan_952_5 "Why would akai Tsutomu know someone in FBI/CIA if he was an UK citizen? If you said that he was with MI6 I would have given it a thought, but your CIA/FBI fetish will get you to nowhere."
Well, you also cannot prove that Tsutomu did not know people who are in CIA\FBI. Consider the possibility of his association with Scotland Yard: "If Conan and Ran met Sera and her family in UK, then it must have been on a trip, which Yusaku and Yukiko brought them on... Yusaku did mention in the big London case that he had friends in Scotland Yard. Perhaps there is a connection there to the Akai-family."