Crime Scene Description

  • This gives us more detail of the crime scene.
    • Charles' vehicle was left with the keys in the ignition, engine running, headlights and interior lights left on, and the passenger-side door left open.
    • Empty (alcohol?) bottles and other used items were found in the area.
    • Footsteps leading away from the vehicle are a long stride, indicating a tall individual.
    • Aura McBride claimed she saw Charles MacDonagh alive approximately one hour prior to Deputy James Goff arriving on the scene to interview her (approximately 9:39 PM).
    • No persons other than Aura McBride (who called in the crime) were found at the scene.
    • Charles was found slumped in the driver's seat of his vehicle with obvious bruising and abrasions around the neck (strangulation).

High School Yearbook

  • This must have been a very small class...
    • There were only 40 graduates in the entire class.
  • We can get an idea of what our prime suspects looked like in their formative years from this yearbook.
  • At the top of the last page of signatures, a message is revealed when illuminated by a blacklight:
    • "I'll keep the biz runnin while you're away."
    • I could not make a definitive match to the handwriting styles of any of the signatures.
    • Almost sounds like Charlie was dealing in high school. He did become a pharmacist, after all...

Incomplete Timeline

  • By incomplete, Michelle means incomplete...
  • She only provides us the times the school reunion started and ended and the estimated time of Charlie's death.
  • Although I will say, this gives us a nice premise of how to outline our timeline in the notebook HaK provided us.

Investigation Waiver

  • This clarifies that Michelle Gray had the sheriff's permission to conduct a search and seizure of Charlie MacDonagh's residence and property.


  • This is a neat little souvenir from the high school reunion or just a gift from HaK. Either way, it's nifty.

Letter from Private Investigator

  • This is a letter from Michelle Gray of Gray Investigations.
  • We are introduced to some details of the crime.
  • Victim: Charles MacDonagh, Pharmacist of Chestnut Falls, Illinois.
  • Murdered on the night of his high school reunion.
  • Michelle gives us a list of suspects.
  • Michelle reveals a website she has made for us.

Letter from Sheriff

  • This is a memo from Sheriff Stephen Navarro to Michelle Gray.
  • He assigned her to the case because she knows the town better than any stranger would.

Map of Chestnut Falls

  • This map may prove helpful in marking places and people's locations.

Newspaper Article

  • This article was written by Neeta Patel, one of our prime suspects.
  • The Chicago Pulp...
    • What a name for a newspaper...
  • Neeta reveals ill feelings toward the sheriff bringing in Michelle instead of letting the "system do their job".

Witness Statements

Aura McBride

  • Aura claims Artie (Arthur Hughes) is one of the people with whom she helped clean.
  • She cleaned the gym while he cleaned the cafeteria across the hall.
  • Aura claims she finished cleaning up the reunion a little after 9:45 PM.
  • She said she noticed a missed call from Susan (Li) and headed over to Susan's clinic.
  • She recounts how she found Charlie's body on her way to Susan's clinic.

Arthur Hughes

  • Arthur states he was busy cleaning up after the reunion until 9:45 PM, which corroborates with Aura's end time.
  • Arthur is the one who organized the class reunion.
  • He admits he didn't see much of Aura, as he was cleaning a different area of the school.
  • He had to stay a few minutes longer to tidy up the janitor's closet, yet still made it to the Taverna right around 10:00 PM.
  • According to Arthur, when he reached the bar around 10:00 PM, only Antonio Villar was there.

Susan Li

  • Susan states that she showed up to the reunion on time but left early due to concerns about a lawsuit she is involved in.
  • The rest of her accounts corroborate with Aura's.

Gavin Nash

  • Gavin is very elusive. He doesn't give much detail in the way of anything, except that he left the reunion at 9:00 PM to go to his hotel.
  • He states he left the hotel to go to the diner.
    • Now, is it a bar or a diner where everyone was to meet at 10:00 PM? Perhaps a bar and grill.
  • Gavin states that Nicholas Matsoukas showed up shortly after he did. Nic's parents arrived before Nic did.
    • There is no witness statement from Nicholas Matsoukas.

Antonio Villar

  • Antonio states he left for the reunion at about 5:45 PM.
  • He left the reunion at about 9:00 PM and sat in the parking lot for a while.
    • He claims to have seen Charlie drive off with someone, but he doesn't know for sure.
  • He says he arrived at the diner too early, that he was the first one there.
    • This lines up with what Arthur Hughes stated in his witness statement.


MacDonagh Case
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  • Michelle has a pretty decent Spotify playlist.
  • For any drinkers in the house, she has a link to cocktail recipes.


Remaining Suspects

  • Antonio Villar
  • Arthur Hughes
  • Aura McBride
  • Gavin Nash
  • Neeta Patel
  • Nicholas Matsoukas
  • Robyn Dupre
  • Sarah MacDonagh
  • Susan Li


Running Timeline

6:00 PM

  • High school reunion started.

8:40 PM

  • High school reunion ended.
  • Antonio Villar left the reunion and sat in the parking lot for a bit. He may or may not have seen Charles MacDonagh drive off with someone.

9:10 PM

  • Susan Li called her lawyer. They spoke for a half-hour or so.

9:35 PM - 9:40 PM

  • Estimated time of death of Charles MacDonagh verified by Dr. Kara Duncan.
  • *In real life, TOD can only be narrowed down to a range of hours, not exact minutes.

9:42 PM

  • Time on wall clock in Aura McBride's pic of "cleaning up after the reunion" posted on social media.

9:45 PM

  • Aura McBride claimed to have finished cleaning up after the reunion a little after this time.
  • Susan Li called Aura McBride. Aura did not answer.

10:00 PM

  • Arthur Hughes arrived at the bar shortly after this time. Antonio Villar was the only other alumni there.

10:15 PM

  • Aura McBride came upon the scene of the crime and discovered Charles MacDonagh's body.


Who is innocent?

  • Aura McBride