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Do additional evidence (handedness, type of hair) count as evidence?

Banseljaj
Banseljaj

May-6-2013 08:53

Hi.

I am wondering of I can use Handedness and type of hair as evidence. I just had a case in which I had only one person in the No Alibi/ Fake Alibi with straight hair. I had also found straight hair at the crime scene. I still went through the barber to see if the hair was that person's. It turned out that it wasn't, but the murderer was that person.

So I'm curious as to how much this affects the actual detective process.

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Francesca Romano
Francesca Romano
Well-Connected

May-6-2013 16:41

Well, pretty much, it serves as a way of narrowing it down.
For example:
I have 3 pieces of evidence: thread, straight hair and heavy footprint.
4 of my suspects are lying or have no alibi.
In that point, I can start narrowing down on the evidence questioning.
I would, particularly, ask about the specifics (i.e., straight hair and heavy footprint) and then the non-specific, in which everyone is a suspect.
So yes, it does have a point in helping you ask less questions.

Banseljaj
Banseljaj

May-6-2013 19:25

Okay. That is cool. But, is it possible to make your accusation based on this?
For example, I have two pieces of evidence, Straight Hair and Heavy Footprint. But this matches only one of the Liar/None Suspect. Does this count as conclusive enough to accuse?

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

May-7-2013 05:00

Hi Banseljaj.

Each piece of evidence belongs to one of your suspects, but only one belongs to a suspect with a fake alibi or no alibi. If you've got only two pieces of evidence, a straight hair and a heavy footprint, then you know that your murderer either has straight hair, or is heavy, or both.

Hope that answers your question!

Francesca Romano
Francesca Romano
Well-Connected

May-7-2013 05:43

Yes, it does.
If your suspect is either lying or has no alibi AND a piece of evidence matches him or her, it means this suspect is guilty.
In short:
False alibi or no alibi + matching evidence = guilty.
You can accuse them without fear of being mistaken.
:-)

Banseljaj
Banseljaj

May-8-2013 14:17

Okay. Thank you. :)

Francesca Romano
Francesca Romano
Well-Connected

May-8-2013 16:54

Any time. :-)


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