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Five people - same alibi. Is it normal? A long read...
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Sir Kittithaj
Sir Kittithaj

May-11-2005 11:29

After many unsuccessful Really Hard cases which cost me quite a sum at shady's, I was going back to the Hard level trying to gain hard earned points. My first, and the most memorable, case today was The Unique Hunt for the Haunting Corpse.

It started out normally enough, James Hayton, my old neighbour came to me to ask for help; his client, Russell Riggs, was killed. Searching the crime scene I found a thread from female's clothes, a threatening letter from a right handed person, and a bloody footprint from a heavy one.

I went to each suspects and interviewed them one by one, asking for their alibi and completing my suspect list along the way. Two people clammed up on their alibi question: Grace Riggs, the Russell's wife, and Leoda Carr, his associate. Monica Riggs, his sister, was with the waitress. Normal stuff, really.

What was not normal, however, was the fact that all other five suspects said they were with the fortune teller.

Although I've always been a good customer of Thomas, I don't think he's willing to answer that much questions.

Trying to remain calm and cool, I went to the Hall of Records to research, and found out that Grace was in the drunk tank all the time.

One down, seven to go...

I went to the waitress to check out Monica's alibi. It turned out that she lied.

Aha! This case might end early and easy. Since Monica was left handed and slim, I immediately went to the tailor to check out the thread.

Unfortunately, it wasn't her thread.

Two down, six to go...

James, my old neighbour and client, was my next target, since he was slim and righ handed. I went to the bank and asked the banker about the note.

It was his handwriting...


Sir Kittithaj
Sir Kittithaj

May-11-2005 23:30

Yes, it would be nice if it happens to my contacts. ;)

Perhaps all of them were having a mass consulting with the fortune teller.


I also had a quite similar case today. However, it wasn't people who had the same alibi - the case had the same type of physical evidence: thread.

It looked like this:
1. Using your skills in Thread Analysis, you discover a a Thread, caught under the victim's fingernail.
Furthermore, you determined it to be Thread from female's clothes.
2. On closer examination, you spotted another Thread in the victim's hand. This thread matched neither the first one found, nor the material from the victim's clothes.
Furthermore, you determined it to be Thread from female's clothes.
3. On closer examination, you found yet another Thread near the victim.
Furthermore, you determined it to be Thread from female's clothes.

Yes, three thread, all were from female's clothes. Luckily I could narrow down the suspects to two people and kept pestering the tailor long enough to know the real murderer.

Today is a strange day to me...

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