This month many of you have been trying your hand at Sleuthing. This is another opportunity for you to try to be a super sleuth. Next Wednesday I will be posting the Winner of this month’s Super Sleuth Challenge and awarding a new romantic suspense release.
Today’s Case of the Stolen Furniture happens to someone who could no longer defend herself. The victim died long before the robbery took place, leaving behind a semi-deserted house that the family only visited a few times a year.
Seeing a house left unused and deserted was too much temptation for one group of money hungry thieves. They snuck in the house after dark and removed all of the victim’s furniture.
Since the victim had already been dead for a few years, it took a few days before the neighbors noticed the door was open. By then the criminals had long since taken the loot and run.
When the Police came they found very little to go on. But that wasn’t the end of this crime story. It is just starting to get interesting.
This is one of those cases that probably would have gotten pushed to the bottom of the case pile if it hadn’t been for this super sleuth. They came in and took fingerprints from a broken garage window that the Police had missed. Before the Police found the culprits, this sleuth found the furniture at a nearby pawn shop and photos of the robbers.
The victim then tracked down the criminals and questioned them in front of their mother getting a confession that surprised even the Police.
Who do you think was our super sleuth super star?
1. The 82 year old next door neighbor who was friends with the victim.
2. A neighborhood watch patrolman.
3. The burglar’s ten year old sister.
4. The victim’s twelve year old granddaughter.