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Whitcombe was found dead in his office desk .Sherlock narrowed the suspects down to 3 people Mrs. Barbara Whitcombe, Ray's wife, Mr. Jason McCubbins, Ray's Business partner, Mr. Harold Nichols, Ray's best friend. Sherlock found a torn picture of his wife laying on the floor beside the trash can, and a ink pen in his hand. On the desk, the police found a name plate, a telephone that was off the hook, personal calender turned to July with 7891011 written on it. after examining this evidence, Sherlock knew the suspect. How?? Now remember : A SHARP TONGUE DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A KEEN MIND. Prove that you are the detective SERIOUSLY the best => UNLOCK THE SOLuTion & Whats the Mystery....
Any body wanna try
It was Jason. 7891011 -> 7·8·9·10·11 7- July 8- August 9- September 10- October 11- November First letters of the months spell JASON.
Real people do not write their adversary's name in code prior to death.
So he was on the phone at the time of death, and a number was written on the calendar. This number I think we can heuristically reason belongs to the business man. @micahwood50 Crime-solving skills are inductive. We need to find some boundaries for what's acceptable behavior. This could all be a set up.
So we can say that the business man is scott free of blame.
Maybe cause I haven't made this its taken frm a magazine
what day was it when he was killed? was it in july...
You cannot use pure logic to solve a crime. That would be deductive. You would have to rule out the possibility that someone came in and changed the evidence.
Maybe the wife set it all up.. she didnt like her husband so she hired someone to kill him :P
I really want to know how that quote helps for one...
so was he right about it being jason? because of the numbers?
apparently the goal is to rule out the others as well?
so there was no security cameras there?
sherlockian days bru
According to Google, the calendar was the clue to solving this murder.
"Yes, ahem, someone is going to kill me. Instead of writing 'Jason', let's write, instead, his name in cipher with two steps of disassociation!" - no murder victim ever
Its truly DIFFICULT
I don't think they had telephones in 1790 but...
i'm so annoyed right now. those numbers could be anything. a phone number, for one.
I'm curious as to what the step-wise solution is. I doubt if one exists. Even if there was one, Sherlock didn't use it.
This is a bad question and the asker should feel bad.
alex graham bell was born in 1840s
haha everyone looked up info on Graham Bell
His dad mst have done that
If you look up the riddle, you will notice that calendar is the only clue you have to solve the murder case.
a calendar with a bunch of numbers on it is not enough proof.
i don't care who you ask.
sherlock should have been given competency exam
I want to know how the statement "a sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind" implies anything at all, or is all this just useless info? that would kinda suck...
The question asker should have his arm cut off.
"A sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind," was meant to ward off people who said the question was stupid.
I'm willing to bet one thousand dollars you can't solve it.
Any other than using clue from calendar.
why would the torn picture be beside the trash can? that makes no sense. it would be IN the trash can. and a businessman isn't lazy, he would have thrown it away.
this whole scenario makes no sense unless it was a set up
do we know how he died, or no?
The answer: http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/teaser.php?op=2&id=39718&comm=0 First, @Rohangrr didn't even post all the evidence. Second, the line of reasoning doesn't deduce that the calendar necessarily had the killer's name written on it. Third, red herrings are used in the pile of evidence. Fourth, this is inductive reasoning. Heuristic reasoning, not logical. Fifth, if we are to accept that this isn't real life, and that people behave like they do in cartoons, then we can postulate anything since the question, being inductive, assumes that there are realistic limits to behavior. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_explosion )
Did you not read my earlier post?
I think mr holme has overactive imagination
wow really. did he even die in july? why would it be open to july? why was the picture on the ground and not the trash?
Case solved. Please close this question.
why this and why that.
Case not solved. This question is stupid.
this case is not solved, that's for sure. anyone who believes it is, is wrong.
"Hurr durr I found a fridge in my kitchen beside a dead body with the words 'Rachel' written on it, lets round up all the rachels and guess who is the murderer."
yup! thats why arthur conan's novel ' SHERLOCK holm es ' has sold over 2.2 millon
Solved or not, I just want this question closed. Notifications annoy the hell out me.
"HOW DID THE FRIDGE GET IN MY KITCHEN!"
whoa whoa whoa. knew the suspect? we all assumed that meant he knew the killer. but sherlock listed three suspects. i bet he knew one of them.
Sherlock Holmes' novel sold over 4 million for the same reason Harry Potter did. Don't go out and expect to fly on a broomstick. They both handwave explanations, and use selective bias to create tension.
he probably knew the business partner.
my money's on that
The business partner probably already confessed to the crime, and Sherlock pretended to catch him.
"I caught the criminal!" yelled Sherlock Holmes. Detective Lestadt looked over at Dr. John Watson. "Should we tell him?" They had caught the criminal weeks ago. "No," said Watson gravely. "Denying a mentally ill patient can only bring trouble."
it didn't say sherlock knew who the killer was, it just said that he knew the suspect. case solved. he knew one of the suspects. the business partner.
I think we are going out of the math world here, let's close it now, eh?
You ask bad questions and you should feel bad. >:(
why do you want it low?
none of you guys make sense.
Yes, be happy that you solved a meaningless question.