30 May 2006
The Chemical Murder of Miss Scarlet
June 1 2006: Another mystery has come my way.
This time it was Miss Scarlet, a young
college student, found dead on the floor of the ballroom after her college prom.
late last night, May 31, 2006, that I, Constable Forest, received the call.
went to investigate at Wisconsin Lutheran College, my alma mater of course.
suspicious immediately because many of the Science Department professors were
standing around the body.
I thought to myself, “Why would anyone call a science
teacher, before I, the Constable?”
Just then I saw it, the murder weapon indeed, a vial
filled with a clear liquid.
I thought back to my glory days in chemistry class with Mr. M.
M. Sebald, approximately the 1970’s, and knew it was either potassium iodide or lead
The memories came flooding back!
All the fun labs I got to do, and my genious
lab partner, Mr. Matt Bilitz.
Students and the flocking professors told me, although of
course I already knew, that Miss Scarlet was violently allergic to potassium iodide.
also reminded me that lead nitrate is a general poison that can be used in a variety of
applications, but clearly learned that in kindergarten!
I gathered the evidence and went
home to get a good nights rest.
June 2, 2006: On my first real day of investigation I decided to check out the campus,
you know, see if anything changed a lot since my graduation.
Conveniently, I went to the
back quarters, a place where only janitors go.
It was around there I saw Colonel Mustard,