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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #240 on: 09 Jun 2020, 10:29 »
Thanks CaptainD,
There were a few clues in your reply....

Was there some ..ahem... rather unusual sexual practice
involved in the murder ?
Did the preserving agent have to be replaced periodically?
Was a different agent used in lack of the right one?
Was the corpse temporarily unavailable for the agent treatment?
Are the wax figure's current whereabouts of importance?


« Last Edit: 09 Jun 2020, 11:14 by I am a loser »

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #241 on: 09 Jun 2020, 18:44 »
Is the motive wanting to kill the celebrity (and "doing" so by proxy)?
Did the accomplice lose her job at the museum? (thereby not being able to maintain the illusion)
Did something happen to the accomplice? (sickness, death, injury)
Did something happen at the museum that made it impossible to get to the statue?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #242 on: 09 Jun 2020, 21:31 »
heltenjon's explanation nails a lot of the key aspects of this case.

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So, this is what we know: The male killer is a mortician. He has a female accomplice who makes wax statues for the museum. The female victim, who is a lookalike for a celebrity the killer is attracted to (as far as I understand it), is killed by injecting embalming fluid (or something of the sort). Then the accomplice makes her look like the wax statue (of the celebrity), and they swap them to hide the body. Due to all the visitors and their body heat, the body deteriorates and eventually begins to smell, which is when the murder is discovered.


Re: something I am a loser said:

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"Also, it is not clear yet how the murder was discovered
It is obvious that something in the plan went wrong, otherwise the murder would not have
been discovered"

The murder was discovered after the body began to decompose... something that had previously been prevented.  The initial plan worked perfectly, but something happened to mess up the long-term plan to conceal it...


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Case #63

The victim was seen by thousands of people over a period of several months without anyone realising that a crime had been committed.


YES

Is the committed crime a murder ?
Was the victim‘s body preserved in some kind of medium ? (sort of... slightly tricky to answer this one with just yes or no!)
Was the victim‘s body easily visible to people passing by ?
Was the victim‘s body complete, i.e. no body parts were removed ?
Was the victim human?
Was the crime discovered ?
Was the skin of the victim‘s face visible for the people passing by ?
Was the victim‘s body preserved from inside (its body) ?
Was the victim‘s body located in a museum ?
Was the victim seen in the flesh by the thousands of people?
Was the victim on display somewhere during the several months?
Was the victim killed by one person? (Technically yes.)
Was the victim dressed up in some way?
Did the killer replace something/someone with the victim‘s corpse ?
Did the victim look like that someone/something ?
This is probably obvious, but was the museum a wax museum?
Did heat play a role ? (Difficult to answer... in a sense it probably did)
Is the victim a lookalike of a celebrity? (YES!  Though it's a celebrity I made up for this riddle not a real-life one.)
Did a natural decay process cause the crime to be discovered?
Were there other persons/objects around the victim‘s corpse ? (Persons as in visitors, yes.  Objects yes.)
Did someone make a wax sculpture out of the victims body?
Were there more than one people involved in killing and preserving the victim?
Did someone replace a real wax sculpture with the preserved body? (There is a caveat to this but not sure how to hint at it without telling you what it actually is...)
When the wax sculpture was made of the victim‘s body, was the victim already dead by then ? (Just for clarity - there was no wax sculpture made of the victim, the victim was made to look like a wax sculpture - I think this is what you meant but the wording is a little ambiguous)
Is the victim's position at the moment the murder was discovered of importance ? (er... tricky but I'm going to say yes in that without people close enough to the victim, the crime might have never been discovered)
Was the crime detected due to a bad smell ? (maybe not the only reason but certainly the main one)
Was the victim‘s blood replaced by some preserving agent?
Is the victim one of the museum's attractions ?
Does the accomplice(s) work at the museum?
Was the murder premeditated?
Was the plan to hide the victim as a wax figure the original plan?
Do the accomplice(s) know about the murder?
Are the accomplice and the killer related to each other?
Is there only one accomplice?
Is the murderer attracted to the celebrity?
Does the murderer or the accomplice steal the original wax statue?  (Technically yes, as it was the property of the museum, although it was the work of the accomplice)
Is the killer male?
Is the method of murder important? (That is, are we supposed to guess it, or is the mystery how they got rid of the body?) (Look carefully, you already know what happened to the body) - the exact details of the murder will be difficult to work out but the occupation of the murderer is key to it, and there are already clues in the existing answers...)
Are killer and accomplice siblings ?
Does the killer work in a funeral parlour?
Is the killer a conservator ( someone who prepares corpses for funerals) ?  (I was calling him a Mortician but I think they're basically the same thing)
Is the accomplice female?
Did the victim's face look like the wax figure's face beforehand (i.e. it was not modeled with wax to look like the wax figure's face) ?
Did the preserving agent have to be replaced periodically?
Are the wax figure's current whereabouts of importance? (er... to an extent, I suppose.)
Did something happen to the accomplice? (sickness, death, injury)




NO

Was the victim surrounded by some sort of gaseous fluid?
Was the victim surrounded by some sort of liquid fluid? (Though in a very small sense this could be true)
Was the victim surrounded by a vacuum ?
Was the victim still alive (for most or all of the time) when seen by these people?
Was the victim a well-known or famous before he/she was killed? (The victim was not famous for who they themselves were)
Did the victim look like a mummy ?
Did the people seeing the victim realize they were looking at a dead body? (At least, not until something went wrong with the plan)
During the months on display, did the victim move in some way ?
Is the museum a museum of history ?
Is it a museum of famous murders?
Is the victim dressed up like a famous victim?
Has is something do do with revenge ?
Was the victim‘s face covered with wax ? (There was possibly some but certainly not "covered")
Does the killer bear resemblance to the victim?
Is the killer presumed dead to the public?
Does or did the killer work at the museum?  (Arg... this is a pretty big hint, but... not the actual killer...)
Did the killer accidentally kill the lookalike instead of the celebrity?
Did the killer make a wax sculpture out of the victims body? (Again... not the killer, but...)
Was this a new sculpture the killer created from the lookalike (If I've understood this question correctly)
Did a fire cause the discovery of the murder ?
Did the victim fall over, e.g. someone accidentally pushed it ?
Did the rotting process generate heat, thereby melting the wax?
Is the celebrity dead?
Is the celebrity royal?
Was the murder ordered by someone?
Did the rotting process cause some kind of explosion (E.g.Due to thermal expansion) ?
Was the victim placed by the killer ? (Not by the actual killer...)
Was the depicted celebrity somehow personally involved?
Was the victim attacked by a visitor ?
Was the original wax figure out of the museum for maintainance and then swapped/transformed? (not exactly but you're along the right lines)
Was there no original wax figure, e.g. the body of the victim is the original?
Did the victim believe he/she were substituting as a model for the wax figure?
Is the gender of victim/killer relevant?  (Not especially though a heterosexual attraction is partially involved in the choice of victim)
Did several people witness the murder ?
Was the victim's body initially frozen (when it was placed) ?
Is the victim THE attraction of the museum ?  (er... tricky.  Could be for some individuals, maybe for a certain time due to its newness, but not overall.)
Does the murderer work at the museum?
Was the motive to steal the original wax statue?
Was the victim tricked into being layered in wax to pose as the wax statue?
Did the victim believe it to be an acting job (e.g. movie abut wax statue coming to life)?
Is the celebrity's occupation relevant?
Was the victim related to one of them ?
Did someone touch the victim's body, therefore revealing the murder ? (The victim's body was processed physically but only after the crime was revealed)
Are the victim and the murderer married? (To each other, I mean) :-D
Is the murderer attracted to the accomplice?
Was the original wax statue destroyed?
Was there money involved in the crime?
Was there jealousy(crime of passion) involved in the crime?
Does either the accomplice or the killer own the museum ?
Are there more than one lookalike involved?
Is pornography somehow involved?
Is the wax figure now used for a special purpose ?
Was the initial intention not to hide the victim but to get hold of the wax figure ? ( the corpse thus only substituting the wax figure and the victim looking like the wax figure was just right for this purpose)?
Does the killer work in a morgue?
Is the killer a medic/physician ? (BUT he does have significant medical / scientific knowledge and skill)
Did the victim‘s corpse lie in a coffin ( horizontally)?
Were the victim married to the accomplice?
Is the motive to hide a secret? (To keep the victim from talking?)
Is the victim male?
Have the murderer or the accomplice also killed someone else?
Did the victim got killed so they could steal the celebrity wax figure?
Were there more corpses looking like wax figures in the museum ?
Is the wax museum part of an amusement park?
Is it part of a ghost train ?
Did something bump into the victim's corpse ?
Did the preserving agent drip from the victim's corpse ?  (Not as such... it was more that a lengthy pause in the re-application of such agents caused the corpse to begin decaying)
Does the celebrity gain on the victim's death? (If there is any gain it is not intentional on the part of the celebrity, who was quite traumatised when she found out about these events and she is not in any way an accomplice)
Is the murderer attracted to the accomplice?
Did the lookalike no longer look like the celebrity? (er... well she looked less like the celebrity after her body started decomposing, but not before...)
Was there some ..ahem... rather unusual sexual practice involved in the murder ? (not sure what you had in mind but NO!  8-0)
Was a different agent used in lack of the right one?
Was the corpse temporarily unavailable for the agent treatment?
Is the motive wanting to kill the celebrity (and "doing" so by proxy)? (no, the celebrity double was not a surrogate for the real thing in that sense.)
Did the accomplice lose her job at the museum? (thereby not being able to maintain the illusion)
Did something happen at the museum that made it impossible to get to the statue?


IRRELEVANT / IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW

Did someone missed the victim?  (People did miss the victim because they thought the victim was dead, and I don't think that's what you mean?)
Is the wax statue of great value, in a financial or emotional sense ?  (It could be of financial value I suppose, and the creator of the statue has a certain emotional attachment to it due to the many hours of work put into it, but neither of these things are important to the crime itself.)
Was the victim‘s corpse found in a vertical position? (To an extent, but the accomplices opted for an easier position to maintain without too much work, possibly sitting or leaning on something post rigor-mortis.)
Was the murder discovered due to a physical impact on the corpse ? (Not quite sure what you mean here - if you mean did someone bump into it, no, if you mean did the corpse physically decay, yes)
Is the victim older than the killer ?
Was it a ritual murder ?
Does the murderer gain on the victim's death? (there is no financial gain, if that's what you meant, whatever gain is felt is only in the twisted minds of the killer and accomplice)
Does the accomplice gain on the victim's death? (as above)

 

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #243 on: 10 Jun 2020, 00:03 »
Was the accomplice attacked?
Did the accomplice have an accident?
Did she contract a disease?
Do we need to find the motive other than an urge to kill? (You said whatever gain is felt is only in the twisted minds of the killer and accomplice)
Did the murderer and the accomplice quarrel about what to do with the wax statue?

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #244 on: 10 Jun 2020, 06:47 »
I am still stumbling across your previous answer :
Is the gender of victim/killer relevant? 
(Not especially though a heterosexual attraction is partially involved in the choice of victim)

About the motive:

Is jealousy involved in the motive ?
Did the victim insult the killer ?
Is the fact that the victim was a lookalike of the wax figure random ?
Is the victim‘s face the template for the wax figure‘s face (not clear yet to me) ?
Were the victim and the killer a couple for some time ?
« Last Edit: 10 Jun 2020, 07:24 by I am a loser »

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #245 on: 10 Jun 2020, 09:29 »
PHEW!!  You're getting very close to unlocking the whole thing now.


heltenjon's explanation nails a lot of the key aspects of this case.

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So, this is what we know: The male killer is a mortician. He has a female accomplice who makes wax statues for the museum. The female victim, who is a lookalike for a celebrity the killer is attracted to (as far as I understand it), is killed by injecting embalming fluid (or something of the sort). Then the accomplice makes her look like the wax statue (of the celebrity), and they swap them to hide the body. Due to all the visitors and their body heat, the body deteriorates and eventually begins to smell, which is when the murder is discovered.


Re: something I am a loser said:

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"Also, it is not clear yet how the murder was discovered
It is obvious that something in the plan went wrong, otherwise the murder would not have
been discovered"

The murder was discovered after the body began to decompose... something that had previously been prevented.  The initial plan worked perfectly, but something happened to mess up the long-term plan to conceal it...


And:

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I am still stumbling across your previous answer :
Is the gender of victim/killer relevant? 
(Not especially though a heterosexual attraction is partially involved in the choice of victim)
What I meant is that the killer is of the opposite gender to the celebrity, and his attraction to her (albeit this is more a deranged obsession than a normal attraction) is a key reason for the victim being chosen, since she is a lookalike for that celebrity.


Case overview:
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Case #63

The victim was seen by thousands of people over a period of several months without anyone realising that a crime had been committed.


YES

Is the committed crime a murder ?
Was the victim‘s body preserved in some kind of medium ? (sort of... slightly tricky to answer this one with just yes or no!)
Was the victim‘s body easily visible to people passing by ?
Was the victim‘s body complete, i.e. no body parts were removed ?
Was the victim human?
Was the crime discovered ?
Was the skin of the victim‘s face visible for the people passing by ?
Was the victim‘s body preserved from inside (its body) ?
Was the victim‘s body located in a museum ?
Was the victim seen in the flesh by the thousands of people?
Was the victim on display somewhere during the several months?
Was the victim killed by one person? (Technically yes.)
Was the victim dressed up in some way?
Did the killer replace something/someone with the victim‘s corpse ?
Did the victim look like that someone/something ?
This is probably obvious, but was the museum a wax museum?
Did heat play a role ? (Difficult to answer... in a sense it probably did)
Is the victim a lookalike of a celebrity? (YES!  Though it's a celebrity I made up for this riddle not a real-life one.)
Did a natural decay process cause the crime to be discovered?
Were there other persons/objects around the victim‘s corpse ? (Persons as in visitors, yes.  Objects yes.)
Did someone make a wax sculpture out of the victims body?
Were there more than one people involved in killing and preserving the victim?
Did someone replace a real wax sculpture with the preserved body? (There is a caveat to this but not sure how to hint at it without telling you what it actually is...)
When the wax sculpture was made of the victim‘s body, was the victim already dead by then ? (Just for clarity - there was no wax sculpture made of the victim, the victim was made to look like a wax sculpture - I think this is what you meant but the wording is a little ambiguous)
Is the victim's position at the moment the murder was discovered of importance ? (er... tricky but I'm going to say yes in that without people close enough to the victim, the crime might have never been discovered)
Was the crime detected due to a bad smell ? (maybe not the only reason but certainly the main one)
Was the victim‘s blood replaced by some preserving agent?
Is the victim one of the museum's attractions ?
Does the accomplice(s) work at the museum?
Was the murder premeditated?
Was the plan to hide the victim as a wax figure the original plan?
Do the accomplice(s) know about the murder?
Are the accomplice and the killer related to each other?
Is there only one accomplice?
Is the murderer attracted to the celebrity?
Does the murderer or the accomplice steal the original wax statue?  (Technically yes, as it was the property of the museum, although it was the work of the accomplice)
Is the killer male?
Is the method of murder important? (That is, are we supposed to guess it, or is the mystery how they got rid of the body?) (Look carefully, you already know what happened to the body) - the exact details of the murder will be difficult to work out but the occupation of the murderer is key to it, and there are already clues in the existing answers...)
Are killer and accomplice siblings ?
Does the killer work in a funeral parlour?
Is the killer a conservator ( someone who prepares corpses for funerals) ?  (I was calling him a Mortician but I think they're basically the same thing)
Is the accomplice female?
Did the victim's face look like the wax figure's face beforehand (i.e. it was not modeled with wax to look like the wax figure's face) ?
Did the preserving agent have to be replaced periodically?
Are the wax figure's current whereabouts of importance? (er... to an extent, I suppose.)
Did something happen to the accomplice? (sickness, death, injury)
Did the accomplice contract a disease?




NO

Was the victim surrounded by some sort of gaseous fluid?
Was the victim surrounded by some sort of liquid fluid? (Though in a very small sense this could be true)
Was the victim surrounded by a vacuum ?
Was the victim still alive (for most or all of the time) when seen by these people?
Was the victim a well-known or famous before he/she was killed? (The victim was not famous for who they themselves were)
Did the victim look like a mummy ?
Did the people seeing the victim realize they were looking at a dead body? (At least, not until something went wrong with the plan)
During the months on display, did the victim move in some way ?
Is the museum a museum of history ?
Is it a museum of famous murders?
Is the victim dressed up like a famous victim?
Has is something do do with revenge ?
Was the victim‘s face covered with wax ? (There was possibly some but certainly not "covered")
Does the killer bear resemblance to the victim?
Is the killer presumed dead to the public?
Does or did the killer work at the museum?  (Arg... this is a pretty big hint, but... not the actual killer...)
Did the killer accidentally kill the lookalike instead of the celebrity?
Did the killer make a wax sculpture out of the victims body? (Again... not the killer, but...)
Was this a new sculpture the killer created from the lookalike (If I've understood this question correctly)
Did a fire cause the discovery of the murder ?
Did the victim fall over, e.g. someone accidentally pushed it ?
Did the rotting process generate heat, thereby melting the wax?
Is the celebrity dead?
Is the celebrity royal?
Was the murder ordered by someone?
Did the rotting process cause some kind of explosion (E.g.Due to thermal expansion) ?
Was the victim placed by the killer ? (Not by the actual killer...)
Was the depicted celebrity somehow personally involved?
Was the victim attacked by a visitor ?
Was the original wax figure out of the museum for maintainance and then swapped/transformed? (not exactly but you're along the right lines)
Was there no original wax figure, e.g. the body of the victim is the original?
Did the victim believe he/she were substituting as a model for the wax figure?
Is the gender of victim/killer relevant?  (Not especially though a heterosexual attraction is partially involved in the choice of victim)
Did several people witness the murder ?
Was the victim's body initially frozen (when it was placed) ?
Is the victim THE attraction of the museum ?  (er... tricky.  Could be for some individuals, maybe for a certain time due to its newness, but not overall.)
Does the murderer work at the museum?
Was the motive to steal the original wax statue?
Was the victim tricked into being layered in wax to pose as the wax statue?
Did the victim believe it to be an acting job (e.g. movie abut wax statue coming to life)?
Is the celebrity's occupation relevant?
Was the victim related to one of them ?
Did someone touch the victim's body, therefore revealing the murder ? (The victim's body was processed physically but only after the crime was revealed)
Are the victim and the murderer married? (To each other, I mean) :-D
Is the murderer attracted to the accomplice?
Was the original wax statue destroyed?
Was there money involved in the crime?
Was there jealousy(crime of passion) involved in the crime?
Does either the accomplice or the killer own the museum ?
Are there more than one lookalike involved?
Is pornography somehow involved?
Is the wax figure now used for a special purpose ?
Was the initial intention not to hide the victim but to get hold of the wax figure ? ( the corpse thus only substituting the wax figure and the victim looking like the wax figure was just right for this purpose)?
Does the killer work in a morgue?
Is the killer a medic/physician ? (BUT he does have significant medical / scientific knowledge and skill)
Did the victim‘s corpse lie in a coffin ( horizontally)?
Were the victim married to the accomplice?
Is the motive to hide a secret? (To keep the victim from talking?)
Is the victim male?
Have the murderer or the accomplice also killed someone else?
Did the victim got killed so they could steal the celebrity wax figure?
Were there more corpses looking like wax figures in the museum ?
Is the wax museum part of an amusement park?
Is it part of a ghost train ?
Did something bump into the victim's corpse ?
Did the preserving agent drip from the victim's corpse ?  (Not as such... it was more that a lengthy pause in the re-application of such agents caused the corpse to begin decaying)
Does the celebrity gain on the victim's death? (If there is any gain it is not intentional on the part of the celebrity, who was quite traumatised when she found out about these events and she is not in any way an accomplice)
Is the murderer attracted to the accomplice?
Did the lookalike no longer look like the celebrity? (er... well she looked less like the celebrity after her body started decomposing, but not before...)
Was there some ..ahem... rather unusual sexual practice involved in the murder ? (not sure what you had in mind but NO!  8-0)
Was a different agent used in lack of the right one?
Was the corpse temporarily unavailable for the agent treatment?
Is the motive wanting to kill the celebrity (and "doing" so by proxy)? (no, the celebrity double was not a surrogate for the real thing in that sense.)
Did the accomplice lose her job at the museum? (thereby not being able to maintain the illusion)
Did something happen at the museum that made it impossible to get to the statue?
Was the accomplice attacked?
Did the accomplice have an accident?
Do we need to find the motive other than an urge to kill? (You said whatever gain is felt is only in the twisted minds of the killer and accomplice) (no - the urge to kill was their only motive)
Did the murderer and the accomplice quarrel about what to do with the wax statue?
Is jealousy involved in the motive ?
Did the victim insult the killer ?
Is the fact that the victim was a lookalike of the wax figure random ?
Is the victim‘s face the template for the wax figure‘s face (not clear yet to me) ?  (No, the victim's body was treated and used IN PLACE OF the waxwork model)
Were the victim and the killer a couple for some time ?  (Nothing like that, no - their relationship as brother and sister is probably the most normal thing about them!)

IRRELEVANT / IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW

Did someone missed the victim?  (People did miss the victim because they thought the victim was dead, and I don't think that's what you mean?)
Is the wax statue of great value, in a financial or emotional sense ?  (It could be of financial value I suppose, and the creator of the statue has a certain emotional attachment to it due to the many hours of work put into it, but neither of these things are important to the crime itself.)
Was the victim‘s corpse found in a vertical position? (To an extent, but the accomplices opted for an easier position to maintain without too much work, possibly sitting or leaning on something post rigor-mortis.)
Was the murder discovered due to a physical impact on the corpse ? (Not quite sure what you mean here - if you mean did someone bump into it, no, if you mean did the corpse physically decay, yes)
Is the victim older than the killer ?
Was it a ritual murder ?
Does the murderer gain on the victim's death? (there is no financial gain, if that's what you meant, whatever gain is felt is only in the twisted minds of the killer and accomplice)
Does the accomplice gain on the victim's death? (as above)

 

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #246 on: 10 Jun 2020, 09:49 »
I guess this was a mix-up:
Quote
Were the victim and the killer a couple for some time ?  (Nothing like that, no - their relationship as brother and sister is probably the most normal thing about them!)

Motive: solved (fixation on celebrity and urge to kill)
Method: solved (embalming fluid or something like that)
Plan: solved (hiding the body in plain sight)
The cock-up: unsolved, but we are getting there

Did the disease prevent the accomplice from going to the museum and maintaining the illusion? (Which I guess we already know is the case)
Did she get covid-19?
Did she get symptoms similar to covid-19, like the common cold? (Thereby not being allowed into the museum)



Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #247 on: 10 Jun 2020, 10:05 »
To be honest I think you've got it heltenjon - I didn't go so far as to think about which disease she had, just that she had something that kept her away from work long enough for the body's decomposition to become obvious.


Here is the complete story:

Max and Gina Holden were siblings who both had a fascination with death and the human body.  This impacted on their career choices - Max ended up becoming a Mortician while Gina became a Wax Sculptor, making figures of famous people for a museum.

Max was completely obsessed by famous model Cindy Portobella, and when Gina was commissioned to make a wax sculpture of Cindy it triggered his long repressed urges into action, with Gina his willing accomplice.

After researching he found that there was a Celebrity Double of Cindy called Amanda Jameson living within a few hours drive.  After observing her habits for 2 weeks he kidnapped Amanda, used Scopolamine to paralyse her, suffocated her so there was no mark on the body, then drained her blood, posed her, and injected embalming fluid into her.  Then he took a burnt and unidentifiable female corpse (that he was supposed to have fully cremated) and staged a car explosion (having ascertained that Amanda smoked, he made it look like she was smoking by her car with the petrol cap left open).  Using his considerable scientific knowledge he covered his tracks forensically so successfully that the police did not seriously consider foul play.

Gina applied make-up, pastes etc to the body to make sure it looked appropriately fresh and new, and sprayed it with wax smell.  The body was posed before rigor mortis had set in and given to Gina before it subsided, so she took various measures to ensure the pose would be maintained once the body became flaccid.  Once in place, when the museum was closed she regularly re-applied whatever was necessary to the body to keep it looking and smelling as it should.  Of course no-one questioned her checking on the “model” regularly as she did this with all her real waxwork models as well.  She couldn’t bear to melt the real model that she had worked on so hard for so long, and she took this to her home - out of sight, obviously.

The plan continued to work until Gina became sick and was hospitalised for an extended period.  Without the constant care and attention she had given it the corpse soon began to decompose.  This along with the smell it created soon raised suspicion and, once the crime was found, police raided Gina’s home and found the real model. 

Although she did not tell detectives about her brother, they soon realised that whilst she was complicit in the cover-up, she had not carried out the actual murder.  Further incriminating Max was the fact that he was seen repeatedly on the museum’s security footage gazing at the “model” of his favourite celebrity, with barely a glance at any of the other models on display.  A search warrant was obtained and in his home a shrine to Cindy Portabello was found, along with his notes made whilst observing Amanda's habits.  Eventually Max confessed to the crime since he saw it as a way to show Cindy Portabello how much he loved her.

 

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #248 on: 10 Jun 2020, 10:35 »
Bravissimo heltenjon,
That was the breakthrough!
Really nice and clever riddle, and the names in
the solution are great :-)

Hope it won‘t be the last one , i am still
torturing my brain to make up a story of
this quality !!

Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #249 on: 10 Jun 2020, 10:45 »
I hope more people chime in on the next cases. I have some deadlines AND a massive computer upgrade coming up, so I won't have the time to host a case for a while. I hope someone else is able to.

Exceptional case, CaptainD!

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #250 on: 16 Jun 2020, 15:40 »
Working on something a little different

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #251 on: 16 Jun 2020, 16:01 »
Nice! I just started thinking of a possible new case last night, but it would need some work…

Good work on Case #63, CaptainD! I wasn't really able to play this round (and perhaps for that reason, soon lost track of what still needed to be answered), but I very much enjoyed the giallo-ness of it.

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Re: New "Black Stories" Crime Riddles
« Reply #252 on: 30 Jun 2020, 15:31 »
Case #64 has been spun off into its own game and thread, CTI: Crime Team Investigation.