Detectives who turn in a conclusive murder report will have NPC Bounty Hunters sent after the murderer. If the Bounty Hunters are successful, the detective receives all of the murderer's loot and the murderer will find himself in Yew Jail.
Once in Yew Jail one will have to sneak, bribe, and/or kill in order to escape. Currently thieves, beggars, lock-pickers, and tinkers have drastically improved possibilities of escape. For example, tinkers can be given and find items to make a bomb.