Detective Skip McCoy is going on vacation with his chief in the country when suddenly they are stopped on the road by a young man named James Welby who tells them that his uncle Kent has been murdered. He takes them back to the scene of the crime and explains that when he came across his uncle's dead body he tried to call the police but the phone was dead. Admitting that he is a track athlete in college, James tells the two officers that he ran the two miles where they found him to try and get help. This tips Skip off who realizes that James is the killer and they arrest him. Pressuring him into a confession, James asks McCoy how he figured it out. Skip points out that he realized James was lying when he said he ran two miles, yet his shoes were not dusty from running on the road.
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- History Text extracted from the Synopsis for "The Running Killer" in Sub-Mariner Comics Vol 1 30 edited by Nausiated