Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Beachside Disappearance

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The answer to last week’s Super Sleuth is B. The man was lying and was caught because when the police went to his home, the roll of toilet paper in his bathroom matched the paper the note was written on. They even found the imprint of the note on it. To read more go to:


Welcome Super Sleuths! We are doubling the challenge. For those of you who entered our sleuthing contest last month by guessing the answers, your answers will continue to be tabulated and we will have a Grand Super Sleuth for the months of February and March combined.

If you are new to sleuthing, you still have a chance to win by guessing the answers to this month’s Super Sleuth Challenges.

Double the challenge means double the prize. I will announce the prizes with the answer to this week’s Super Sleuth Challenge.

Let’s try another Super Sleuth Challenge. Are you up to the task?

Today’s challenge is a cold case. You must decide where this unsolved mystery occurred. For the fun of it, share with us what you think really happened.

The year is 1966. At 10 am three children ages 9, 7 and 4 hopped a bus to go to the beach at a beach resort five minutes from their house. They were expected to return home by 2pm and given enough money for bus fare and lunch.

Hours later they never returned home. Witnesses saw them at the beach with a tall, thin blonde man.

The oldest child was seen buying food at the beach vendor, but they didn’t leave home with the amount of money they spent. One of the purchases was a meat pie which the children had never purchased before.

A mail carrier who knew the children claimed to see them walking in the direction of their house several hours later, but they never reached home.

Where did this tragic cold case occur?

A. Australia

B. Netherlands

C. Italy

D. Philippines


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

11 thoughts on “Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – Beachside Disappearance

  1. I’m guessing A. Australia. Don’t know why…

  2. dtopliff says:

    A for Australia. Now I want to know the ending.

  3. joaniebruce says:

    The answers is A) Australia 🙂

  4. Janet B. says:

    I’ll say Netherlands. Meat pies are an European thing.

  5. Mel A Rowe says:

    A. I’m pretty sure this is about the Beaumont children, who disappeared in Glenelg, South Australia. Very sad cold case that sent shockwaves throughout the community back then. To this day their anniversary dates are used as reminders for parents to be vigilant.

  6. Jodie Bailey says:

    I’m guessing A. Why? Because I have no idea.

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