Coded Letter

  • This appears to be a backward (meaning read from right to left) coded cipher.
  • This letter is written by Viola using an atbash cipher.
  • Once decoded, the words read:
    • HECTOR
    • WE CAN'T GET MARRIED, HECTOR. I'M CALLING OFF THE ENGAGEMENT.
    • MARRY YOU
    • IN LOVE
    • FALLING IN LOVE
    • LOVE
    • MARRYING
    • INVESTED IN ME
    • MOVING ON TO A GIRL HE CAN ACTUALLY SPEND HIS LIFE WITH
    • FIND LOVE
    • HECTOR
    • ARM IN ARM WITH OUR RESPECTIVE LOVERS
    • HECTOR
    • FALSE ROMANCE
    • YOUR OCCASIONAL SCENE PARTNER AND ETERNAL FRIEND
    • VIOLA
    • MOTHER
    • KEEPING HER TEMPER IN CHECK

Coin Purse

  • There are 2 documents hidden within the coin purse.

Julia Letter

  • Julia gives us the new password to her folder on the virtual desktop.
    • ARROW
  • As well as the subject line for when we eliminate another suspect:
    • ASSASSINS

Poster Proof

  • On the backside is yet another stage position cipher.
  • Once decoded, the message reads:
    • "YOU CHECK ON VI? SHE ALL RIGHT?"

Script Notes

  • Since the "Assistant" lines are highlighted, it is safe to assume these notes belonged to Evelyn.
  • She and Viola seem to be having an ongoing conversation on these sheets of paper.
    • What is the significance of the "x'd" out letters...?
  • If Evelyn and Ira were married, why all the secrecy?
    • This must have been before they got married...

Telegram

  • This is a telegram from Ruth to her husband George.
    • It is dated November 6, 1934, at 9:51 PM.

Theater Keychain

  • This is a gift from Julia.
  • Wow, only 55 cents to see a live show.
    • Wow, only 55 cents to see a live show.

Train Ticket

  • This is hidden in the coin purse.
  • It is a frequent punch card for train rides between New York and Syracuse belonging to Ruth.
  • It shows which days she used it.
    • November 6
    • November 15
    • November 25
    • November 28
  • Ruth wrote some "errands" on the backside, as well as a coded message.
  • Ruth's note is dated the 6th.
    • Shift each letter in the coded message by 6.
  • Once decoded, the message reads:
    • "CALL LAWRENCE?"

Train Timetable

  • This is hidden in the coin purse.
  • This gives us an idea of which train Ruth took to get to Pennsylvania.
  • There is only one train to Tannersville.
  • In order to get to Tannersville by 9:51 (when the telegram was sent), she would have needed to leave Penn Station by 6:20 PM.
    • She was seen at the Cadence theater around 5:00 PM that day, so she had to have taken either the 5:20 PM or 6:20 PM train.
  • She could not have been at the theater, killing Viola, and then been on time for her train.
    • Ruth can be eliminated as a suspect.