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Case #0431: Tutorial ~ March 17, 1903

For a standard case, if you were listening to what Constable Crabtree had to say, you should have a general idea already of what this case is about. Reading this section will provide you with more details. Like any investigator, you'll need to use your brain, deduction, and likely a notebook. If you're to be as successful as Detective Murdoch, you'll need to pay attention to every detail!

After reading this section over, you can choose to follow any of the leads you see below you. An indicator will let you know which leads you've already followed. Sometimes following a lead will result in the discovery of a new lead, and you'll be notified when this happens. 

If you're stuck or want to get an idea of how others are approaching the case, you can "Discuss the case with other Investigators" -- through Facebook comments, you can ask questions of your fellow Investigators, share theories, discuss evidence...

At any time during your investigation, you can choose to "Solve the Case" -- don't do this before you're truly ready! You'll be asked a series of questions about what happened and if you haven't completed your investigation, some of these questions may contain spoilers for the case. Once you've answered all of the questions, you can submit your report.

In this sample case, we have a body found in the street, stabbed once in the chest. The knife is laying beside the body. There is an eyewitness who may have more information.

Start your "investigation" by following any of the leads below.

Follow your leads

Read the Medical Examiner's Report

Read the Police Report

Visit the Scene of the Crime

Solve the case

WARNING: revealing the questions below could spoil some of the mystery if you haven't followed enough leads. Be sure you're truly ready to solve the case, and that you have uncovered enough evidence, before proceeding. I'm ready to solve the case

Discuss the case with other Investigators

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