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Was the murderer female?

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Was the murderer someone Donald was going to prosecute?


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phantaskippy wrote:

Did Donald prosecute a relative of the Murderer?

No.


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Humble-Knight wrote:

Was the murderer female?

No.


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was the murderer someone Donald was going to prosecute?

No.


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Had Donald prosecuted the murderer before?

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Humble-Knight wrote:

Had Donald prosecuted the murderer before?

Yes.


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Was the murderer related to Donald?

Did Donald know they were related to him, if they were?

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Did Donald successfully convict the murderer?


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phantaskippy wrote:

Was the murderer related to Donald?Did Donald know they were related to him, if they were?

No.


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Did Donald successfully convict the murderer?

Yes.


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How much do we need to know about the murderer to win?

We know he was convicted by Donald, and killed him with a shoelace, wo we need much more, or just a key fact or two?

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Humble-Knight wrote:

Was the murderer a shoe salesman?

Yes.


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phantaskippy wrote:

How much do we need to know about the murderer to win?We know he was convicted by Donald, and killed him with a shoelace, wo we need much more, or just a key fact or two?

There are a couple of other little small points, but I think you are close enough.

The full story: Jeff was wrongfully convicted of murder by Donald, and spent 10 years in prison. When he got out, he changed his name and started a new life as a show salesman. one day, Donald comes in looking for shoes, but doesn't recognize Jeff. Once alone, Jeff takes a shoe-laces, strangles Donald, and puts the shoe-lace back. Finally, getting his revenge.


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I wouldn't mind if someone else would run the next one. Either make up your own case, or I can type up one from the game.


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Wow, I log on for the first time since yesterday afternoon and an entire thread has exploded into existence at 115 posts long...and it's a game that I wouldn't mind playing :D. I might think up a case of my own at some point, but for now I'll see how it goes trying to ask questions. I like those kinds of games (though haven't played a solve-the-crime one before) :).


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I won't be on much tomorrow, but I will start a new one either tomorrow night or the day after.


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Does it involve Ronway?

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Ronway wrote:

Does it involve Ronway?

There is something comforting in predictability.


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Alright, I'm opening a new case! This one should be pretty easy.

A man was out walking, and came across a cabin in the woods. Two people were inside, both dead. How did they die?


"Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?"

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Did the man walking know the deceased?


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Pydro wrote:

Did the man walking know the deceased?


No

"Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?"

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Did the walking man cause the death of the people in the cabin?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Did the walking man cause the death of the people in the cabin?

No.


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Were there any marks on the couple such as gunshots or stab wounds?


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Is the temperature outside the cabin below freezing?

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Nielzabub wrote:

Were there any marks on the couple similar to gunshots or stab wounds?

No.

EDIT: I've rephrased your question somewhat to avoid vaugeness about how much the examples given are meant to restrict the category asked about.

dpt wrote:

Is the temperature outside the cabin below freezing?

No


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Was the couple poisoned?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was the couple poisoned?

No.

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Were they a couple?


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Pydro wrote:

Were they a couple?

Also no.

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Did the deceased know each other?

Did they die in the cabin?


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Pydro wrote:

Did the deceased know each other?

Did they die in the cabin?

Yes and Yes


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Were the deceased related to each other? Family members?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Were the deceased related to each other? Family members?

No

"Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?"

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Were the deceased friends?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Were the deceased friends?

Hmm...  I'm going to say irrelevant.


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Were the deceased in a professional relationship?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Were the deceased in a professional relationship?

Yes.


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Were they at the cabin to iron out a business deal of some kind?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Were they at the cabin to iron out a business deal of some kind?

No

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Is their relationship student and teacher or psychiatrist and patient?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Is their relationship student and teacher or psychiatrist and patient?

No

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Are they business partners or colleagues?


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Did they starve/dehydrate to death?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Are they business partners or colleagues?

Yes

Matchstickman wrote:

Did they starve/dehydrate to death?

No


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Welp, I'm going to bed.  Ask as many questions as you like, I will answer them on the morrow.


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Were the deceased having an affair?

Was there a third person that had gone to the cabin other than the person who found them?


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Are there signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Ohh I love riddles! Unfortunately I already know this one so I'm not gonna spoil it for those who want to figure it out.


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