Welcome Super Sleuths! It has been a while since we’ve had a super sleuth challenge, but I’m excited to share this week’s challenge with you. This month’s super sleuth gift will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a new book from Brandilyn Collins, Dark Justice.
“If I’d had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I’d have fled California without looking back.
While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah’s ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they “know.” Even law enforcement may be involved.
The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah’s twentyseven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well?
Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country . . . ”
First, let me say that my heart goes out to every family member who has ever lost a loved one to violent crime. For those of you who have been victims, the new methods of forensics have given hope that you and your loved ones may some day find justice.
Today I celebrate the law enforcement community’s new methods in solving a decades old murder case so one family could finally find closure.
I love that forensics has come back to catch criminals who for years went without justice. Today’s Super Sleuth Challenge case is one such instance of forensics catching a decades old cold case killer. Let’s see if you can guess who committed the crime.
On a Saturday night in August of 1980 a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend stopped at a wedding reception in a small town in the Midwest. The couple was planning to go to a carnival later in the evening, so they didn’t stay long.
Witnesses saw the young couple leave, but no one mentioned seeing them outside the reception hall. They never arrived at the carnival. They never made it home.
The next day the Police found the young man’s wallet locked in his car in the parking lot outside of the reception hall. They were found in a farmer’s field a few miles from the place where they were last seen.
Who do you think was responsible for the crime?
A. A jealous ex-boyfriend.
B. A known serial killer believed to be in the area at the time.
C. The best man from the wedding.
D. A local handyman who did work at the reception hall.