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Sir Kittithaj
Sir Kittithaj

May-2-2005 07:15

Today I start working on cases again after my 3-day vacation to the sea.

My skills is currently suitable for hard cases. So I started working on one: The Baffling Mystery of the Indian Room.

The victim was Varette Burlile. Brandon Carr, her servant, came to me for help. He suspected Lanette Stumfoll, Burlile's friend. She was mad because Burlile forgot her gift (what a foolish reason was that!)

Searching the crime scene, I came up with a clump of curly hair, and unidentifiable bloody footprint. Hmm... I guess it's the time to buy a thinking pipe, although I don't smoke.

Brandon Carr told me he was with the butcher. Luckily for me, he was my contact. I then went to Stumfoll's house. She told me she suspected Karl Kinsella, Burlile's brother. However, she clammed up when I was asking for her alibi. I tried my best to persuade her but couldn't make her speak. I think I need some perfume too, or probably a new dress.

I went to Kinsella's house to ask for more suspects. However, he refused to speak to me at all. I failed to persuade him otherwise. I hoped I would be luckier with townspeople.

I went to the butcher, Sylvia Lee, she confirmed Carr's alibi and told me that Karl Kinsella thought he knew who the murderer is. Great, if he could only speak!

My informant told me that Burlile was belong to La Cosa Nostra and made enemies with the Order of Socrates. Like I should care, really.

I started my long walk through the city. The waitress was no help. The music teacher told me that Carr probably knew about the murderer. Well, better than nothing. The fortune teller didn't tell me anything. The bartender told me about Stumfoll, whom I already knew. Finally, father Gesling knew nothing.

So, I stuck with three suspects. Two of them refused to speak to me further.

In a desperate move, I went to the City Hall to research. With such a few number of suspects, I didn't expect anything much.

And then I found that Kinsella was in the drunk tank when the murder happened...

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Sir Kittithaj
Sir Kittithaj

May-3-2005 05:15

Yes, wrong witness evidence happens from time to time. I had the same experience before. I had one physical evidence and one witness evidence. I was really sure I accused the correct suspect. And I was wrong; both proved to be false evidences.

Of course, the probability of such cases is low. The probability to have a false witness is 1/3. The probability to have a wrong evidence is 1/2 or lower (depends on how many evidence you found). So the probability of such an unfortunate event is lower than 1/6. That's why I always take risks on such cases. And that's from a man who isn't a risk-taker!



If any of you have more stories to share, feel free to do so.

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Nomad

May-3-2005 05:42

As Shady's prices grow, you may find it is not worth that risk!

Meglet
Meglet

May-3-2005 11:38

Well surely you don't mean that a false alibi can have evidence on the scene and NOT be the suspect right?? I mean there is tons of evidence but only one matches the suspect and only one false alibi has evidence. Right?

Meglet
Meglet

May-3-2005 11:40

That was confusing...I mean the suspect has a false/no alibi AND a piece of evidence matching them, but there will not be anyone else with a false alibi and evidence. All the other evidence is tied to true alibis.

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Nomad

May-3-2005 16:34

You are correct Meglet. If you have a false or "none of your business" alibi, AND a piece of evidence against, them, they are guilty.

Skyler Michaels
Skyler Michaels
Well-Connected

May-3-2005 17:43

Glad you solved the case but did you have to tell us the story of all the moves you made?

Meglet
Meglet

May-3-2005 19:13

Golly wolly Skyler you are a party pooper. :-P :-D

Skyler Michaels
Skyler Michaels
Well-Connected

May-3-2005 21:44

lol na just think if i went about and everyone went about writing exactly what they did in their cases everyone would be bored to tears is all.

Ophelia Jones
Ophelia Jones
Trusted Informer

May-3-2005 22:10

I wasn't aware we were being forced to read anything here we didn't wish to?

Nice way to make newer players feel welcome indeed...

Skyler Michaels
Skyler Michaels
Well-Connected

May-3-2005 22:42

Hey i didn't rip any new players and I never would I don't rip people and if you took it that wayn Ophelia then please wake up and smell the coffee.

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