Daily Prophet: October 24, 1997 (tomorrow morning's post)
Murder at the Ministry of Magic, Minister and Professor Confirmed Dead
An attack by persons unknown at the Ministry of Magic has resulted in the deaths of no less than sixteen Ministry personnel and visitors. Information will be made available as it is released, but it has been confirmed at this time that Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour and former Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore were among the casualties.
The Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic, Dolores Umbridge, has assumed temporary leadership of wizarding Britain in the wake of this tragedy until a replacement for the Minister is chosen by the Wizengamot, which is reported to have lost several members in the battle.
A full list of casualties is expected tomorrow morning. All aurors on assignment have been recalled to help with identifications and with keeping the peace. The acting Minister urges that you not owl the Ministry for information until the list is released.
Boy-Who-Lived Sought for Questioning in Ministry Deaths
In a shocking turn of events, it has come to light that Harry Potter, the so called Boy-Who-Lived and supposed hero of the wizarding world, was sighted in the Ministry of Magic last night as both Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour and former Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore were both murdered by unknown parties.
Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and muggleborn witch Hermione Granger have reportedly not returned to Hogwarts. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of these students, they are required to inform the Ministry of Magic at once, by order of Senior Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge.