Physical Items

Cemetery Guide

Observation

On page 3, the last paragraph explains about wall vaults and how they can act as an oven.

Chemical Analysis

Observation

Sylvia believes based on the description and components of the mysterious liquid found in Celestine, that it may be Datura.

  • Datura is a type of nightshade flower, which can be very deadly when ingested.

Coroner Assistant's Notes

Observation #1

Postmortem body temp was 106.1 degrees Fahrenheit

  • This was due to her being in a wall vault, which acts as an oven.

Observation #2

Handbag was opened but it appears nothing was taken

Observation #3

Gunshot wound to left temple, .2 inches in diameter

  • Most likely the cause of death

Observation #4

Liquid was partially ingested right before death

  • Poison, which didn't do the intended job quickly enough and warranted the gunshot

Observation #5

No sexual assault occurred

Float Toys

Observation

The cardboard slats can be attached to the plastic parts and rolled around.

Letter from Sylvia

Observation #1

Sylvia was able to get in touch with Celestine's "voodoo" contact, Zee, as well as obtain partial autopsy notes.

Observation #2

How she thinks some toys will help us is beyond me, but we'll find out.

Parade Schedule

Observation #1

This is a list of parade krewes and their routes.

Observation #2

Sylvia notes that the floats move rather slowly at a rate of about 1 block per 2 minutes.

Pharmacy Inventory

Observation #1

On the back seems to be a list of Zee's clients line-up for the day.

Observation #2

The second-to-the-bottom entry is Celestine.

  • The items can be matched up with the autopsy notes.
  • The St. Expedite card is referenced.

Saint Expedite Card

Observation

Zee wrote a quip on the back of this card.

  • "Tomorrow is never promised. Make sure you're walking in the right direction."

Textbook Page

Observation #1

According to the autopsy notes, fixed rigor mortis had set in and body temp was 106.1 degrees Fahrenheit (roughly 7-9 degrees above normal).

  • Rigor develops between 2-6 hours of death.
  • Body temp rises at approximately 1.5 degrees per hour.
  • According to this text, the normal living body temp is 98.6.

Observation #2

So, we take the external temp (106.1) minus the normal living temp (98.6). We then divide that number by 1.5 and subtract that from the time the body was found. Adding a half hour to either end should give us our window of death time.

  • 106.1 - 98.6 = 7.5
  • 7.5 / 1.5 = 5
  • 11:40 +/- 30 minutes = 11:10 - 12:10

Observation #3

However, Celestine was at Zee's shop at 11:25, therefore the actual window of death time is:

  • 11:25 - 12:10