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Gabbie Cascante - 11:10pm Jul 9, 2002 PST(#151 of 154)

I was reviewing the contents of my e-mail when I came upon 2 Solve-It mysteries to which I couldn't find the solutions anymore. I'd like to find out if I solved it correctly: "The Missing Microchip" & "The Baseball Bat Bashing". Do you have this on archive? Thanks.

David Lidle - 12:56pm Jul 14, 2002 PST(#152 of 154)

There is a discussion of Locked Room possibilites in The Locked Room by Wahloo and Sjowall where Martin Beck comes upon the problem. I wish I had a copy of it, but I believe he quotes from another source.

Fran Hinkel - 06:03am Aug 15, 2002 PST(#153 of 154)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!


Missing Microchip Solution

Alfred DeFlorio

The Explanation
Where is the missing microchip?

Casey remembered Friar saying that when his men entered DeFlorio's room, DeFlorio "went to" the TV set and "turned down the volume," yet there was a TV remote inches away from him on the nightstand near the bed.

The fact that DeFlorio didn't use the remote, a habit most people have gotten into these days, told Casey it didn't work-- and it didn't work because he had placed the missing microchip in it, temporarily disabling it.

DeFlorio had put the microchip inside the TV remote as a temporary hiding place until he was to leave the motel the next day.

"The Baseball Bat Bashing"

The Solution

Chet Williams

The Explanation
What tipped her off?

If Williams had "hightailed it inside" when the storm hit, his lawn and hedges should have been littered with hedge trimmings, not immaculate.

Catching this discrepancy, Molly concluded that Williams may have been lying about more than yard work. Armed with a search warrant, she and Dawson turned up a bloody shirt stuffed under the spare tire in Williams' car. Further testing showed the blood was Frame's, spattered on the shirt when Williams had bashed in the man's skull in a fit of anger.

zikry karim - 11:01pm Jan 13, 2004 PST(#154 of 154)

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