the inquest has found guilty in any of the aforesaid ways be arrested at once, if  they are present or can be found elsewhere, and handed over to the sheriff and clapped  into gaol.1 Also let those the inquest has found [to have been] in the house or [at  the gatherings] where2 the dead man was slain, though they are not guilty of any  wrongdoing, be attached until the coming of the justices and the names of their  pledges entered on the coroners' rolls.
Of attaching the guilty.
 3[Nor are they to be released on finding pledges without the special order of the  lord king, an inquest having first been taken as to whether they are appealed through  hate and spite or by a genuine appeal. A writ for making an inquest of this kind  ought to be granted gratis, as may be seen in the charter of liberties.4 The inquest is  not to be taken as to anyone, only as to those who are5 in prison.]
[the slain man is found] in fields or woods.  If the dead man is found in fields or woods let those who found him be attached,  whether men or women, of whatever age, whether the dead man was slain where  he was found or elsewhere. If he was not slain there, as may be ascertained by  presumptions, often, if he has wounds, by the flow of blood, the traces left by the  malefactors are to be promptly and immediately discovered and followed, by  pursuing the tracks of a cart, the hoof-marks of horses, the footprints of men or  in some other way, according as that may best and most efficiently be done.
If the slain man is known or unknown.
 Let inquiry also be made into whether the dead man is known or a stranger,6  and where he lodged that night, and depending upon what is discovered let his  hosts, male and female, and the entire household found in the house in which he  lodged be attached [or imprisoned].7
If the slayer has taken to flight.
 If because of such slain men someone has taken to flight, as to whom there is some  suspicion of guilt, let the coroners go at once to his house and carefully inquire into  his chattels and the corn in his barn, even though8 he is a villein, and if he is a free  man, how much9 free land he has and what it is worth, and whether there is a  crop growing on it or not. And when they have made such inquiry let them cause  the corn and the chattels to be appraised at a price at which they may quickly be  sold, the free land at what it is worth a year, and let them hand everything over to  the township to answer for the value before the justices, saving the service due to  the lords