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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2220 on: 24 Dec 2017, 01:31 »
Don't know if the extension was a new case or not but I am considering it as a second part of the previous case so this would be case #55.
this one should be pretty easy.

Case 55: Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don't know what he looks like but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. The police bust in on a carpenter, a truck driver, a mechanic and a fireman all playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they've got their man?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2221 on: 24 Dec 2017, 08:18 »
Does he have a name tag on his jacket?
Can they see blood on his cloths?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2222 on: 24 Dec 2017, 11:08 »
Did the anonymous tipper give any other information?
Was the anonymous tipper one of the other three poker players?
We’re the other three poker players undercover cops?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2223 on: 24 Dec 2017, 11:18 »
Were the other three female?
Were the other three canine?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2224 on: 24 Dec 2017, 11:41 »
Were the other 3 the murder victims? 8-0
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2225 on: 24 Dec 2017, 13:16 »
Were the other three female?
I think you’ve got it.

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2226 on: 24 Dec 2017, 17:34 »
I don't know... dayowlron wrote "carpenter", not "carpentress"...
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2227 on: 24 Dec 2017, 18:34 »
Were the other three female?
That is correct. Your turn Kweepa
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2228 on: 24 Dec 2017, 19:15 »
I don't have a case ready... sorry about that!
If anyone else wants to go ahead, please do!
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2229 on: 16 Jan 2018, 16:18 »
I will then:

Case#56: The Unwelcome Detective

3:35 PM:

As you enter the room, the scene of the crime, the policemen scowl but back away and allow you access.

The deceased lies on the floor. He has been beaten to death it seems: He has massive bruising to his head and upper body.

Looking around the room you take in the mess that seems to have happened during the struggle, illuminated by the afternoon sunlight shafting in through the large uncurtained windows of the apartment:

The TV screen has been smashed.
The coffee table has been overturned and one of its legs has broken off.
A potted plant lies on its side on the floor.
A lamp has been knocked over and the bulb is broken.
A painting has fallen from the wall and lies face-down on the floor.
The sofa has been knocked out of position as evidenced by the dents in the carpet its legs left behind.
The bookcase has fallen, spilling books across the floor.
 
The police coroner tells you that the victim died about 10 hours ago.

You immediately tell the police inspector in charge that this is not the scene of the murder.

How did you know?


You may now investigate anything mentioned in the above description of the crime scene and more detailed information will be provided.

An example post: "Is the plant's pot cracked or otherwise broken?"

To which the answer would be: "No"

Up to five questions per person per post will be answered.

The game is afoot!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2230 on: 16 Jan 2018, 19:01 »
And once again our good pal remandles this thread! AWESOME! :=

Are there any traces of blood in the room?
Did the victim bleed as he died? (Is this question allowed? I guess it is because the coroner could tell you that)
Does the victim have any extraordinary body features? (fat, huge, etc)?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2231 on: 16 Jan 2018, 19:41 »
Was the knocked over lamp only lamp in the room?
Was the TV turned on?
Was the soil in the pot moist?
Was the detective killer?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2232 on: 16 Jan 2018, 20:03 »
Is the broken leg to the coffee table missing?
Could it have been used as the weapon?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2233 on: 17 Jan 2018, 05:27 »
Yes

Was the soil in the pot moist?

No

Was the detective killer?

To avoid wild goose chases I'm just going to move any questions that would have no bearing on the solution to a list called:

Irrelevant

Are there any traces of blood in the room?
Did the victim bleed as he died?
Does the victim have any extraordinary body features? (fat, huge, etc)?
Was the knocked over lamp only lamp in the room?
Was the TV turned on?
Is the broken leg to the coffee table missing?
Could it have been used as the weapon?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2234 on: 17 Jan 2018, 06:43 »
Had there been an earthquake 10 hours prior?
Was the man known to the detective?
Were the curtains anywhere to be seen?
Was he the only victim in the property?
Was he clothed?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2235 on: 17 Jan 2018, 16:11 »
Was there mud from the pot on the victim?
Was the soil in the pot on the floor?
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Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2236 on: 17 Jan 2018, 20:14 »
Did the detective expect soil to be dry?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2237 on: 17 Jan 2018, 21:43 »
Yes

Was the soil in the pot moist?
Was he the only victim in the property?
Was the soil in the pot on the floor? (Some spilled on the floor, yes)


No

Was the detective killer?
Was the man known to the detective?
Was there mud from the pot on the victim?


To avoid wild goose chases I'm just going to move any questions that would have no bearing on the solution to a list called:

Irrelevant

Are there any traces of blood in the room?
Did the victim bleed as he died?
Does the victim have any extraordinary body features? (fat, huge, etc)?
Was the knocked over lamp only lamp in the room?
Was the TV turned on?
Is the broken leg to the coffee table missing?
Could it have been used as the weapon?
Had there been an earthquake 10 hours prior?
Were the curtains anywhere to be seen?
Was he clothed?
Did the detective expect soil to be dry?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2238 on: 17 Jan 2018, 22:28 »
Did the detective think that was not the scene of the crime because there was not any soil on the victim from the overturned pot?
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
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If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #2239 on: 17 Jan 2018, 22:40 »
Are there any footprints in the soil?
Is there a clock in the room?
Is there a safe in the wall where the painting fell from?