During the month of March we have had less Super Sleuth Challenges than usual, so I thought I’d wrap up this last day of the month with a special challenge just for you.
Wednesday I will announce the Super Sleuth of the Month, so polish up your sleuthing skills and solve the crime.
One of the Oldest Cold Cases Ever Solved:
The year is 1957. A seven-year-old girl is playing in her yard with her friend during the first snowfall of the year. A stranger approached and offered piggy-back rides. The seven-year-old accepted. Her friend ran home to get her mittens and when she returned the seven-year-old was gone.
A national manhunt ensued with hopes of finding the young girl alive. Despite all efforts, her body is found four months later 120 miles from home in a farm field.
There was a person of interest in the crime who showed the traits expected of such a killer, trouble was he had a rock solid alibi. He was in another town enlisting in the air force and getting the required physical. Additionally, several witnesses came forward to corroborate his story.
Hitting a dead end in the investigation, the case went cold. By the time the truth caught up with the killer he was a decorated war hero and had even served as a Police Officer at one time.
Which of the following Clues put him behind bars for the rest of his life?
A. An unused train ticket that had provided his alibi
B. A criminal line-up
C. His mother’s deathbed confession
D. An old girlfriend’s mistake during an interview.
E. All of the above