fredag den 12. marts 2010

Crime Case Round Six


A brand-new report ticks in from ballistics. Margot Duncan confirms that Ms Oates was killed by a bullet fired by Robert Browne´s gun, a Walther P99. Two shots were fired, one which hit Marie Oates´ left arm, went through a rib and penetrated the left ventricle. It was fired at close range (c 50 cm) with a slightly upward angle. This bullet (showing clear traces of tissue) was dug out of the living room wall c 160 cm above the floor. Another bullet hit the wall c 20 cm above the skirting board, and again the angle seems to have been upward.

The flat seems tidy, and Ms Oates´ expensive watch plus several pieces of jewellery lie about in the living room. Ms Oates does not seem to have done anything to defend herself – apart from raising her left arm immediately before the gunshot went off. As Ms Oates owned more than a hundred pairs of shoes, it has taken some time to established which prints were hers, but DC Kelly Adams has found a clear print of a bloodstained Reebok shoe measuring 23 cm on the kitchen floor.

No trace of Daisy Oates yet. One of Marie´s colleagues, Tina Osborne, claims Marie and Daisy got on well “most of the time, but they had some kind of fall-out a few months ago.” Ms Osborne explains that she and Marie were not close. “I doubt she has ever had a close girlfriend. You like her in the beginning, but then you notice that if there are men in the vicinity she just forgets you exist.” DC Patti Witter asks her if Marie was in any kind of trouble, e.g. money or alcohol. “Trouble? Oh no, she was such a skinflint, and she hardly ever touched alcohol. She said it ruined her complexion. To be honest, she was a bit boring. Everything in her life was about Marie Oates.”

9 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - Oh, this is *so* interesting! Hmm.... I still say that Daisy may have some key information, so I hope that she is located soon. Perhaps she really did have a falling-out with Marie, in which case I would want to know what it was about, and whether it has to do with Robert.

I'm absolutely no ballistics expert. However, if the bullet seemed to have an upward trajectory, that means the killer was either sitting, or shorter than Marie. Not surprising if she was a model. What's Robert's height? Is he shorter than Marie? If so, he could be lying about the gun. What about Daisy? What's her height. You see, I always come back to her. Perhaps she's a "red herring," but still, I find her interesting...

I also find the names you've chosen interesting LOL ; )

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: ah, here you noticed something my students *didn´t* think about! But then I am not sure they knew what ballistics was before this week :D

You will hear more about this tomorrow.

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

I`ve had the same thoughts about the size of the killer compared to MS. Oates as you Margot!

And about the Reebok Shoes I have to know if Ms.Oates was doing any gym together with another young girl. The size indicates it belongs to a girl/woman. Perhaps Ms. Oates had found a new girlfriend while runing in the neighbourhood ? Perhaps she invited her for the, because she was the former girlfriend to Roger Brown, and she got curious!

Kelly sagde ...

Ms. Oates seems to have really had a reputation with the men. I would ask her co-workers if they knew whether she was truly promiscuous or if she might just be a "tease". Has the pathologist tested for STDs? What about a pregnancy test?

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

Sorry Kelly but I don`t know what STDs are! Would you explain it to me?

And Dothe, I`m curious about if you and your collegues have made the plot yourselves or found it in a book?
I Think it`s a very good and interessting way of teaching the pupils about crimestories. Wish I was one of your students. I think you are an inspiring teacher!

Kelly sagde ...

Bente, STD stands for "sexually transmitted disease". I'm just wondering if Ms. Oates might have been pregnant or if maybe she had an STD that she passed on to her boyfriend.

I wish we could locate the sister! I feel like she might be a key player in this!

Dorte H sagde ...

Several great questions. Hope today´s post will help you.

Bente: I have made up the cases myself. It wasn´t too difficult, but it takes much time to answer the questions of 30 students every day :D

Belle sagde ...

This is so interesting, Dorte! I will come back tonight when there's less chaos on this end, and read from the very beginning. You are so creative!

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

Dorte... Yeah I know...And I admire you to do it. It gives the student so much...