A messy heap of Moroccan pastries sit in a shattered glass display case.
Twisted nails, strips of clothing and mobile phone parts have been collected and placed in rows of jars. Tourist maps and a charred Douglas Adams novel lie in clear plastic evidence bags, while the walls and floors bear the blood stains and nail-sized scars of a bomb blast that took the lives of 16 people, including a Briton, days earlier.
Investigators took journalists to the devastated remains of the Marrakech cafe where a terrorist detonated a bomb on Thursday, killing mostly Western tourists and injuring more than two dozen more.
British writer Peter Moss, 59, seven French, two Canadians, two Moroccans, and a Dutch national have so far been identified as being among the dead.
The attack has shaken the relatively peaceful North African country, that drew nearly 10 million tourists last year to its sandy beaches, desert and mountain landscapes, and historic sites.
A visibly shaken King Mohammed VI earlier paid a sombre visit to the scene, underscoring the importance of tourism to Morocco's economy. It came just weeks after he promised constitutional reforms to shepherd in more democracy amid a push across the Arab world.
As thousands of people cheered and waved his portrait, or the Moroccan flags distributed before his arrival, he condemned the attack as "cowardly" and "criminal", saying it would "only strengthen the Moroccan people's will to stand up to whoever might attempt to derail the model that has been chosen for democratic (reforms) and development".
He also visited Ibn Tofail hospital, where two Moroccans and five French nationals were receiving treatment, state news agency MAP reported. Five others - two French, two Dutch and a Moroccan - are being cared for at a Marrakech military hospital.
The Swiss foreign ministry said that two Swiss residents in the cafe at the time of the blast - one a Swiss citizen, the other Portuguese - were also missing. The men were travelling with two Swiss women who were seriously injured in the explosion.
Officials say no-one has claimed responsibility for the blast, which burrowed a crater nearly 3ft wide and nearly as deep in the second-floor terrace of the Argana cafe that overlooks Djemaa el-Fna, the city's historic square.