A Dastardly Crime! <ul><li>Lord and Lady Monley returned from a day out to find they had been burgled! A thief had gained access to their large country manor and stolen some cash and priceless rubies belonging to Lady Monley from the safe. </li></ul><ul><li>The police have asked you to piece together the evidence to find the criminal and help bring them to justice! </li></ul>
The suspects Mr Al. E. Bye Height: 1.89m Stride: 82cm Shoe Size: 26cm Hair length: 3.5cm Mr Bye is the Monley’s gardener. He hasn’t worked for them long and has recently been heard arguing with Lord Monley over his wages. Ms Sue Spicious Height: 1.42m Stride: 62cm Shoe Size: 17 cm Hair length: between 5.5cm and 11.7cm Ms Spicious is Lady Monley’s half sister. They grew up together but things have not been the same since their mother died and left the family rubies to Lady Monley. Colonel Waz N. Tmee Height: 1.63m Stride: 78cm Shoe Size: 21 cm Hair Length: 5.6cm The Colonel is a long standing friend of the Monley’s, although rumour is that he has got himself into some difficulty and risks losing his house.
The suspects’ alibis Mr Al. E. Bye Spent the morning gardening for Lord and Lady Monley, but left around lunchtime to do another job. He returned late afternoon to be paid, but when Lord and Lady Monley were not in, he left again. Ms Sue Spicious Claims to have not seen Lady Monley or been near the Manor since a dinner party three days ago. She was however seen getting into a car outside the Manor mid afternoon on the day in question. She was later seen at a dinner party 5 miles away at 6:00pm Colonel Waz N. Tmee Said he spent the day working in London. His office confirmed he arrived in the morning, but say he left promptly at lunchtime and didn’t return. He was due at a dinner party with Ms Spicious that evening. He arrived at 18:15 out of breath. He said his car had broken down on the way.
Clue 1: The location <ul><li>Put the following numbers through the function machine below, then use your descrambler device to crack the code and find the location of the crime... </li></ul><ul><li>It was in the </li></ul><ul><li>16, 11, 2, 5, 9 </li></ul>
The Descrambler A B C D E F G 25 27 13 24 19 18 31 H I J K L M N 14 23 26 32 29 11 15 O P Q R S T U 17 12 20 33 35 30 21 V W X Y Z - - 22 16 34 28 36
Clue 2: The footprints <ul><li>There was a muddy footprint found in the house. It was smudged as if its owner had been running, so we can only estimate its size. Round the shoe sizes of the suspects to the nearest 10cm to see who’s shoe could have left the mark... </li></ul>Length of footprint approx. 20cm
Clue 3: What the butler heard <ul><li>Lord and Lady Monley’s butler was preparing the dining room for dinner at the time of the theft. He told police that he heard 10 distinct footsteps coming from the room above before a crash. </li></ul><ul><li>If the distance from the door to the safe is 7.5m, how big must each of the steps have been? </li></ul><ul><li>(Hint: Think...7.5 ÷ 10 = ) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare this to the length of each suspects stride. </li></ul><ul><li>Could all the suspects have walked 7.5m in 10 strides? </li></ul>
Clue 4: Breaking into the safe <ul><li>Lord Monley was always forgetting the combination for the safe, so he had it written down in code. Here is the coded safe combination: </li></ul><ul><li>3 , 6 , 5 , 1 </li></ul><ul><li>He used square numbers to keep the code safe. Square each of the numbers above to find the real safe code. </li></ul>
Clue 5: The hair in the safe <ul><li>When police looked in the safe, they found a hair from the thief. Use the scale to find the length of the hair. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare it to the length of hair for each of the suspects. </li></ul><ul><li>Hair from safe </li></ul>5.0cm 6.0cm ?cm
Clue 6: The loot <ul><li>Lord and Lady Monley had £250 in cash and 160 rubies in the safe. </li></ul><ul><li>The thief stole 50% of the money and 25% of the rubies. How much of each did he take? </li></ul>50% of 250 = 25% of 160 =
Clue 7: The weight of the loot <ul><li>You will need your answer for clue 6 for this. </li></ul><ul><li>If each of the rubies stolen weighed 15g each, what was the total weight of the jewels stolen from the manor? </li></ul>15 x ? =
Clue 8: What the maid saw <ul><li>The maid was cleaning in Lord Monley’s library when she saw a figure walk past. She said they were taller than the antique dresser in the hallway. </li></ul><ul><li>If the dresser was 1.5m tall, which </li></ul><ul><li>of the suspects could the maid have </li></ul><ul><li>seen? Calculate how much taller </li></ul><ul><li>than the dresser they each are. </li></ul>
Clue 9: The escape <ul><li>The thief managed to smuggle the money out of the house undetected. Unscramble the clue below to find out how: </li></ul><ul><li>It was hidden in their </li></ul><ul><li>17, 12, 20, 23, 16, 21, 21, 19 </li></ul>
Clue 10: Time <ul><li>It is important to narrow down when the crime took place. </li></ul><ul><li>When asked, the maid said she saw the shadowy figure at 5:35pm </li></ul><ul><li>The butler said he heard the crash at 17:45. </li></ul><ul><li>How long was the thief likely to have been in the house? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the suspects’ alibis again. Which two COULD have been at the house at the time of the theft? </li></ul>