The Cases

 
 

Case 1: Company Rewards

As a member of the murder squad you have been called to a luxury hotel to the report of a person having been found deceased in suspicious circumstances. The victim, Michael Williams, has been found in their own room at the hotel apparently having being stabbed.

You arrive to a scene of chaos and an avalanche of information. You must make optimum use of the “golden hour”. This is the crucial period in a serious investigation where hugely important evidence can be found and or lost or contaminated.

You establish that the victim was one of six people staying at the hotel as part of a performance related company reward scheme.

There is no obvious suspect and you will need to carefully examine all available evidence. You will then interview the five colleagues of the deceased in an effort to establish their movements, relationship to the deceased and ultimately whether they were involved in the death of the victim.

Other information, intelligence and material will become available during your investigation which you may think relevant. This will lead to further interviews during which other pertinent facts may assist in leading you to your ultimate goal of indentifying the guilty party.

Throughout you will be guided by your Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) who will be giving tips on interview and investigation techniques and may provide other forms of assistance. Just remember that your SIO is not open to bribery and corruption by you offering to buy him drinks or giving other gratuities to provide you with ‘special’ help...

Scenario 2: The Dead Landlady

As a member of the murder squad you have been called to a multi occupied dwelling consisting of six apartments to a report of a person having been found deceased in one of them. The deceased person is the landlady, Gina Wilson, who resides in one of the ground floor apartments.

You arrive to a gory scene of what looks to have been a violent struggle prior to the death of the victim. You must make optimum use of the “golden hour”. This is the crucial period in a serious investigation where important evidence can be found and or lost or contaminated.

You establish that the victim held a residents meeting on the previous evening with her five tenants and that during the meeting there was a heated exchange between Wilson and the other parties.

There is no obvious single suspect and you will need to carefully examine all of the evidence available. You will then interview the five tenants of the other apartments with a view to establishing their relationship with the deceased, their movements, actions, and ultimately their involvement.

Other information and intelligence feeds will become available during your investigation as will additional material that you may think relevant. This will lead to further interviews which, if the right questions are asked, may lead to pertinent details becoming apparent which are likely to assist you identify the offender.

You will be guided throughout your investigations by your Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) who will be giving tips on interview and investigation techniques and may provide other forms of assistance. Just remember that your SIO is not open to bribery and you offering to buy alcoholic drinks or offer other gratuities will not afford you ‘special’ help..............Don’t you realise that detectives don’t drink?

Case 3: Death by Strangulation

As a member of the murder squad you have been called to a hotel where a male person has been found deceased in suspicious circumstances in what appears to be strangulation. Alan Blaney, the deceased, is an openly gay man whose body has been found in his own room at the hotel where he was staying overnight after attending a gay pride event.

You arrive at the scene which appears particularly orderly apart from the body of the victim. You must make optimum use of the “golden hour”. This is the crucial period in a serious investigation where important evidence can be found and or lost or contaminated.

You establish that Blaney was last seen leaving the bar area of the hotel on the previous evening having been drinking all evening with five other people. Witness accounts suggest that the victim was loud and in an inebriated state when leaving the hotel bar lounge area.

There is no obvious single suspect and you will need to carefully examine all of the evidence available. You will then interview the five associates of the deceased who were seen in his company on the previous evening with a view to establishing their relationship with him, their movements, actions, and ultimately any involvement in the offence.

Other information and intelligence feeds will become available during your investigation as will additional material that you may think relevant. This will lead to further interviews which, if the right questions are asked, may lead to pertinent details becoming apparent which are likely to assist you identify the offender.

You will be guided throughout your investigations by your Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) who will be giving tips on interview and investigation techniques and may provide other forms of assistance. Just remember that your SIO is not open to corruptive practices and cannot be bought by the offer of alcoholic drinks or other gratuities which you feel may afford you ‘special’ help.

Case 4: Spooner Style

As a member of the murder squad you have been called to a local work unit where a male person has been found deceased in suspicious circumstances having sustained severe head injuries. Gary Spooner, the managing director of a small company, Spooner Style, has been identified as the deceased. Spooner Style employs a small workforce of only five people and is situated in a small factory estate on the edge of Hartlebury, the small town where Mr Spooner has lived for a number of years.

You arrive at the scene which is gruesome and shows signs of a violent disturbance having taken place. You must make optimum use of the “golden hour”. This is the crucial period in a serious investigation where important evidence can be found and or lost or contaminated.

You establish that the deceased held a meeting with his five employees on the previous evening at his business premises and that this was the last time that he was seen alive.

There is no obvious person suspected of murdering Spooner and you will need to carefully examine all of the evidence available. You will then interview the five employees of the deceased who were in his company at the after work meeting on the previous evening. These interviews will be conducted with a view to establishing the movements of the victims’ employees, their movements, actions, and ultimately any involvement in the offence.

Other information and intelligence feeds will become available during your investigation as will additional material that you may think relevant. This will lead to further interviews which, if the right questions are asked, may lead to pertinent details becoming apparent which are likely to assist you identify the offender.

You will be guided throughout your investigations by your Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) who will be giving tips on interview and investigation techniques and may provide other forms of assistance. Just remember that your SIO is not open to bribery or any other corruptive practices and cannot be bought by the offer of alcoholic drinks or other gratuities which you feel may afford you ‘special’ help (It’s always worth a try though!).