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On Saturday evening, Detective Armstrong and I were called to the Kangaroo Express convenience store and gas station on University Avenue. A 17-year-old girl had been found dead in the women's restroom there. It was a bloody scene. It looked like she had been stabbed multiple times, and she or the killer may have written a message on the floor in her blood.
We'll have two more updates of case documents from this investigation for you, including a biography of the victim, more witness interviews, and more
We need you to tell us what happened. Who was the killer? What was the motive? What evidence supports your theory? We've given you the incident report, an evidence inventory, a witness interview and more. Now you tell us the story of the crime.
Write a theory of the case
There is no "correct" answer. Use your imagination and your detective skills to devise the story behind the crime. Submit your tale of what happened and why in no more than 500 words by Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
No time to write a long theory? Just visit the Bloody Christmas Caption Contest page, and submit your short (and humorous?) description of the crime scene and its story using no more than 25 words.
Selecting the winners
The Crime Scene staff will review all of the entries and select the best ones based on creativity, plausibility, character and plot. Those top entries will be posted anonymously, and Crime Scene viewers will be invited to vote for their favorite theory and caption.
Vote for the best theory and caption in the Wonderful Life contest
We'll have short contests like this one for the rest of 2011. Here's the schedule.
November 28 – Mystery Contest #1, Mannequin Murder
December 5 – Mystery Contest #2, It was a Wonderful Life
December 12 – Mystery Contest #3, Bloody Christmas
December 22 – Mystery Contest #4
For each contest, the top Whodunit Theory will win one of these prize packages.
Crime Scene Candy Pack
Crime Scene Marking Kit
Crime Scene Evidence Collection Kit
Crime Scene Detective Gear Kit
See the Prizes tab on the Whodunit Contest page for more details.
There's still time to get great gifts for the people on your shopping list, Visitor
The Crime Scene Store has a wide selection of gifts for everyone from Grandma to the new baby, and we want to help you take care of all the people on your list. Between now and December 31, 2011, you can save $5 on a $25 purchase, $10 on a $50 purchase, or $20 on a $100 purchase.
Just enter the code "12-31" at checkout and get 20% off your entire purchase of merchandise and/or Crime Scene memberships.
Looking for a more economical holiday option? Send a Crime Scene Ecard and entertain your friends and family with an unconventional holiday greeting.
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Detectives also get access to exclusive case documents and, coming soon, even more premium features.
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