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Flaw in the Reasoning. The correct answer choice is (D)
The detective in this stimulus makes the logical flawed presumption that there was no occurrence based on the fact that there were no witnesses. Obviously if Bill were sly he might have been able to slip by witnesses, or maybe no one was around to witness. Regardless, it is not valid to assume that Bill is innocent based on the lack of witnesses.
Only correct answer choice (D) reflects this flaw—the confused “detective” acts as though the lack of witness exonerates Bill.