Physical Items

Ami Letter

Observation #1

Ami informs us of how to access her files on Michelle's website.

Observation #2

This is the letter Michelle received asking for her services.

Autopsy

Observation #1

Okay, now I am starting to understand why this is a suspected murder instead of an obvious open-and-shut animal attack.

Observation #2

In the "circumstantial summary", the ME states: "The postmortem injuries obscure the specific circumstances of the fatality, but are consistent with scavenging behaviors of animals known in the area the decedent was found."

  • Any injuries caused by a murder would have been decimated and covered up by scavenging animals.

Bear Claw

Observation

This was discovered in the lab tent at the campsite.

Department Newsletter

Observation #1

This newsletter sports an article of the planned expedition to find the "ghost lynx".

Observation #2

Zombie Fungus and Other Entomopathogenic Parasites!!

  • Where the hell was this class when I was taking college courses?!

Field Interviews

Conrad Wildingham

Observation #1

An hour or so of stretching?

  • Jeez-uz.

Observation #2

Conrad mentions an eagle's nest Toby was interested in to the southeast of the camp.


Emma Marie Clarkson

Observation #1

Emma claims she accompanied Rusty to check on a trap.

Observation #2

She also mentions the eagle's nest Toby was interested in.

  • The body was found west of the camp.

Lillian Walker

Observation #1

Lillian also went off by herself after dinner/sundown. Even though she knew they were not to go off alone.

Observation #2

She knew that Toby had gone off on his own too. Or did he? Maybe they went off together...


Nigel Ricci

Observation #1

Nigel is the only expedition member to not have a bad thing to say about Toby.

Observation #2

He says he heard rustling sounds coming from another tent and just assumed it was Conrad doing his exercises.

  • Could this have been a struggle between Toby and his killer?

Rusty Tudlik

Observation #1

Rusty accounts for being the one to realize Toby was missing at "curfew" and how he alerted the ranger station.

Observation #2

According to Rusty, Toby was inexperienced in comparison to the rest of the expedition members.

Incident Area Sketch

Observation

This shows the approximation of locations.

  • Why were the compass and medallion on opposite sides of the camp yet so far from the mirror and body?
  • Did Toby lose them as he was hiking?

Incident Report

Observation #1

We can start building a timeline from this document.

Observation #2

Ranger Beth Fleming observed that it appeared the body was dragged to the cave entrance, and that the cause of death was a bear attack as there were bear tracks and bear scat nearby.

Observation #3

Along with a destroyed camera, shredded granola bar wrapper, and flashlight, Toby's backpack was found 2 yards from his body.

Observation #4

The backpack contained:

  • a wallet
  • lanyard and attached keychain
  • multitool (which we received)
  • camera lens
  • compass
  • Moon Summit wildlife guide (which we received)
  • Moon Summit Region 3A map
  • functional walkie-talkie

Multitool

Observation

This was found in Toby Mendia's backpack.

Photograph

Observation

This is a photograph of the victim, Toby Mendia, postmortem.

PI Letter

Observation #1

Michelle has created a new shared desktop for us and is assigning assignments this time around.

Observation #2

Ooh, DeviantTracker Pro... Wonder what upgrades that program has been given.

Observation #3

She gives us a semi-tutorial of how to navigate the website.

Wildlife Guide

Observation #1

We are provided a website in this booklet.

Observation #2

It also doubles as a place to keep our notes throughout this season.