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 #1

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 #1

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 #1

This was found in Toby Mendia's backpack.

Photograph

Observation #1

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.

Password

XNYL01

Observation #1

Michelle has really kicked this website up compared to her website for Charles MacDonagh in Class of '98.

Observation #2

This is where we can access files that Michelle uploads as well as Ami's university portal.

Whitlock University Portal

Username

atakahashi

Password

orcinus92

Observation #1

Ami provides us with a supply list of what was issued to the expedition team.

Observation #2

Note that the tactical knife measures 5" long.

  • This is the depth of the lung wound noted in the autopsy report.

Observation #1

A lot of this information is also included in the wildlife guide.

Observation #2

We can learn a little bit about the park and which areas are more prominent to have certain types of animals.

  • Region 3A (Echo Cavern) has a grizzly bear habitat.
  • Region 1C (West Edge Cliff) holds the eagle's nest Toby was supposedly interested in photographing.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

Solution #1 → What is the murder weapon?

Tactical Knife

Ami Letter

Observation #1

Ami informs us that she uploaded a new document to her section of the shared desktop.

Compass

Observation #1

This was found near the trail the killer used to get back to the base camp.

  • This means the compass must have belonged to the killer. Did they drop it or throw it away on purpose?

Faculty Reviews

Observation #1

I laughed out loud when I started reading the first negative student review for Conrad...

Observation #2

OMG. And the same with Nigel's...

Observation #3

So, basically, these two guys royally suck at their jobs yet the university commends them... What a crock.

Hiking Medallion

Observation #1

Toby bought one of these for all the expedition members when they first arrived.

Observation #2

There is some kind of etching on the back...

PI Letter

Observation #1

Michelle explains that Ami will be corresponding with us directly from now on, and that we also will be getting new passwords for the shared desktop.

Protest Article

Observation #1

This article was written approximately 2 years before the expedition which took Toby's life was executed.

Observation #2

Emma apparently used to be on the Whitlock staff.

Observation #3

She is an extreme environmentalist.

Toby's Notebook Page

Observation #1

Is M14536 the laptop Toby was assigned?

Observation #2

He gives us a password for it:

  • Alaska06 (how original...)

Observation #3

Why does he assign camera apertures to people instead of using their names?

Observation #4 → f/1.4

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #5 → f/4

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #6 → f/8

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #7 → f/11

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • ̶L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #8 → f/22

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Topographical Map

Observation #1

We can use this in conjunction with the infrared stills Michelle uploaded to find the trail the killer used to return to the base camp.

  • The killer used the "Tall Pines Trail".
  • Email this information to Michelle using the contact form on her website.

Weekly Report

Observation #1

This explains why the stills Michelle uploaded on her website are just that, photos instead of video.

Observation #2

The report was written by Nigel Ricci and saved to a laptop (ID: M14532) at 10:51 pm.

Password

PHTM76

DeviantTracker

Gallery

Observation #1

We can catch a person on the infrared views.

  • 10:15 pm on F15
  • 10:30 pm on F26
  • 10:45 pm on I30

Observation #2

Michelle has uploaded photos of the camp trails, with 3 views: default, night vision, and infrared.

Whitlock University Portal

Username

atakahashi

Password

orcinus92

Whitlock University Portal

Documents and Files

Observation #1

Ami has uploaded a new document: "Letter to Team".

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

10:15 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:30 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:45 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:51 PM

  • Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

Solution #1 → Which trail did the killer use? 

Tall Pines Trail

Ami Letter

Observation #1

In this letter, Ami explains some evidence she sent to us.

  • Beanie
  • Signal mirror

Observation #2

As well as some items she uploaded to DeviantTracker on Michelle's website.

  • Video footage

Observation #3

She tells us that Michelle also left us an "assignment".

Documentary Storyboard

Observation #1

These must belong to Lillian Walker, as she is a documentarian.

Observation #2

She seems to have storyboarded the altercation between Toby and Emma well before it even happened...

  • How and why?

Observation #3

The added notations on these pages are in Toby's handwriting...

  • So he was in on this?
  • It was planned?
  • His journal entry made it sound as if he was surprised.
  • Something's not adding up here... but it gives Lillian motivation.
  • If she and Toby were working together and she felt he was leaving her behind by working for an outside company...

Email Chain

Observation #1

From these exchanges, we gain Nigel's username for the University Portal.

Observation #2

We also learn that the expedition team's jobs were in jeopardy pending the findings of the elusive ghost lynx.

National Park Beanie

Observation #1

According to Ami, this beanie probably did not belong to Toby.

Observation #2

It was found inside the lab tent.

Observation #3

Sneaky, sneaky HaK. Written on the tag INSIDE the hat is a message:

  • teatime2492

Observation #4

This is the password for Nigel's login on the University Portal.

Postcard

Observation #1

There is a quadrant on the back of this postcard.

  • I didn't know we were going back to math class! 🤔

Observation #2

By process of elimination using handwriting comparisons, we know this was not written by Toby or Lillian.

Observation #3

Placing the signal mirror over the square singles out "N" through the peephole.

Observation #4

So we have "NER" for spare letters so far.

  • Are we trying to spell "nerd"? 😏

Observation #5

No, N stands for North. Continuing with how the grid has started mapping out the alphabet, finish it.

  • The "key" at the top-right tells us that Y = A, U = B, and so on and so forth.
  • Map the substitution alphabet, working our way out to in and then clockwise.

See Figure 1

Observation #6

To decode the message, find the coded letter in the original alphabet (closest to the line) and collect the substituted letter.

Observation #7

  • Once decoded, the message reads:
    • "AN OLD METHOD"

Safety Protocols

Observation #1

"Bring Rusty to all unexplored areas." Too funny.

Observation #2

There is some kind of code on the front of this item.

  • It is Morse code.

Observation #3

It is difficult to distinguish the spaces between the letters, but once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "IGNOREE ONE/I TRUST YOU"

Observation #4

There is an extra "E" on purpose.

  • Why?

Observation #5

Look back at the hiking medallion from Episode 2.

  • The letter is "R".

Signal Mirror

Observation #1

It reads like it was written by a person whose native language is not English.

Observation #2

According to Ami, this mirror may not have belonged to Toby.

Observation #3

Unlike the beanie, the mirror was found closer to the area where Toby's body was found.

  • Was it dropped by the murderer?

Observation #4

This item is used in conjunction with the postcard.

Toby's Notebook Page

Observation #1

From these pages, we can deduce that "f/4" is a female.

Observation #2

We also learn that "f/1.4" is female.

Observation #3 → f/1.4

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #4 → f/4

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #5 → f/8

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • ̶L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #6 → f/11

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • ̶L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #7 → f/22

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • ̶L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #8

Toby confirms that WiFi in the area is spotty and is only reliable right within the base camp.

  • This would mean anyone who sent a transaction within the time frame of his death could possibly be eliminated as a suspect.

Observation #9

In the 8/15 entry, why are the A and Bs in "UNBELIEVABLE" larger than the rest of the word?

Observation #10

Toby got good news from an outside company wanting to use his photos. One of the women got upset about that.

  • Was she jealous enough to kill Toby over it?

Observation #11

I am thinking that "f/4" is Lillian Walker and "f/22" is Russell Tudlik, but I will leave the list as is until I gain more confirmation.

WiFi Usage Log

Observation #1

Interesting. Toby's time of death is estimated between 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm, yet his laptop was accessed at 10:47 pm... for 12 minutes.

Password

MSNP17

DeviantTracker

Videos

Observation #1

Ami has uploaded video clips.

Observation #2

They appear to be interview videos for Lillian's documentary of the expedition.

Observation #3

Wow, Lillian is a be-otch.

Whitlock University Portal

Username

NRicci

Password

teatime2492

Whitlock University Portal

Documents and Files

Observation #1

Nigel documented finding codes written in the margins of Conrad's dissertation.

  • He tried to decode the message himself, but to no avail.

Observation #2

Use the same method as with the postcard to decipher the messages.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the messages read:

  • "NOT ENOUGH PROOF/IS THIS WRONG/THE GHOST LYNX HAS TO BE REAL"

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • Nigel Ricci
  • Russell Tudlik

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

10:15 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:30 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:45 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:51 PM

  • Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

Solution #1 → Who is innocent?

Nigel Ricci

Ami Letter

Observation #1

Ami says she found bloody gauze. This is what was used to get the DNA samples on DeviantTracker.

Character Notes

Observation #1

This document was written by Lillian.

Observation #2

She highlights shots she has and shots she needs (from the storyboard we received in Episode 3).

Field Journal Page

Observation #1

Someone is quite the artist...

Observation #2

This page was written by Emma, the "animal rights" expedition member.

Luggage Tag

Observation #1

This is a tag for a trip to Anchorage, Alaska from Denver, Colorado on May 4th.

Observation #2

On the back is a code written in the rabbit track Morse code.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the messages read:

  • "TAKE TOBY ON HIKE. I NEED A BREAK."
  • "FINE. YOU OWE ME."

Observation #4

When compared to other documents, it can be deduced that the first message is from Emma and the second message is from Rusty.

PI Letter

Observation #1

Michelle suggests that we go back and review past materials Ami has sent us.

Observation #2

She also gives us the new password for the website.

Trap Sensor Log

Observation #1

The trap in L33 was reset at 10:11 pm. An image of the suspect was picked up on the camera in F15 at 10:15 pm.

  • Since Rusty is the only one who deals with traps, it is safe to assume that he was not the individual captured on the infrared camera and can be eliminated as a suspect.

Wallet

Observation #1

This was found inside Toby's backpack.

Observation #2

It was found in Region 3A, L06.

Observation #3

Inside the wallet is Toby's student ID card.

Observation #4

There is also a slip of paper (tucked into one of the card slots in the wallet I received). It is printed on label paper.

  • It is a message written to Toby, telling him to go to Echo Cavern at twilight under the guise of a "shot of a lifetime".

Weekly Report

Observation #1

I wonder what the "incident" was.

Observation #2

"Lillian has been a joy to work with."

  • What?! Seriously? How?

Observation #3

This report suggests that the Morse code written on the back of the luggage tag was directed to and responded to by Rusty.

Password

AKSL59

DeviantTracker

Samples

Observation #1

This is the sample from the bloody gauze Ami sent to Michelle, as well as Ami's zoology samples for comparison.

Observation #2

The partial DNA sample of the unknown specimen is an exact match to the Canada Lynx sample.

Observation #3

In Rusty's field interview from Episode 1, he says he went to reset a trap and was scratched by a Canada Lynx. He had to bandage it when he returned to base camp.

  • This means that the human male DNA on the gauze was Rusty's and the unknown DNA was the Canada Lynx.

Whitlock University Portal

Username

atakahashi

Password

orcinus92

Whitlock University Portal

Documents and Files →  Documentary Reviews

Observation #1

Apparently, Lillian has always been a horrible documentarian.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • Russell Tudlik

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

8:33 PM

  • Trap was triggered in L33.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

10:11 PM

  • Trap was reset in L33.

10:15 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:30 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:45 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:51 PM

  • Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

Solution #1 → Who is innocent?

Russell Tudlik

Ami Letter

Observation #1

Ami provides us with the new desktop password.

Observation #2

She's uploaded another audio file for us.

  • Of course, Lillian was the only one to use hers.

Observation #3

There is a new version of the assignment.

  • Michelle wants us to eliminate another suspect.

Feline Bone

Observation #1

This was found inside the lab tent.

Observation #2

When compared to the animal identification chart provided in the "Tools" section of Michelle's website, this jawbone is very similar to the Canadian Lynx but it does not match up with the measurements...

Flask

Observation #1

This was found between two tents.

Observation #2

There does not appear to be anything inside (got me thinking back to the 1934 Premium Case...).

Observation #3

This was used to sneak alcohol into the camp and provided to Toby to instigate the argument between him and Emma.

Observation #4

On the bottom of the flask are engraved the initials C.W.

  • This flask belonged to Conrad.
  • Was he the one to furnish alcohol to Toby? Why would he do that?

Injury Report

Observation #1

This document describes the altercation between Toby and Emma.

Observation #2

This lines up exactly with Lillian's storyboard.

Observation #3

Nigel says Lillian pulled out her camera to film the event, while Conrad just sat and watched.

Photograph

Observation #1

This is a photograph of waterfalls.

Observation #2

On the back is the message:

  • "Reminder: Add golden hour footage to Segment 3"
  • This is in Lillian's handwriting.

Observation #3

This photo was most likely taken while Lillian was hiking and practicing her voice-over.

Observation #4

There is only one waterfall on the map, on the very opposite side of where Toby's body was found.

  • This means Lillian cannot be the killer...

Receipt

Observation #1

This is a receipt for a 5-month permit (prepaid) dated 5/4/18 at 2:13 PM valid through 10/3/18.

Observation #2

On the back are two coded messages. These can be solved using the same quadrant method as the postcard message in Episode 3.

See Figure 1

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • A̶u̶g̶ ̶3̶1̶
  • ENACT PLAN
  • CATACOMBS

Observation #4

The handwriting doesn't match that of any we've seen so far, so I can only assume it belongs to Conrad.

  • What did he have planned?
  • And why was the date crossed out?

Termination Memo

Observation #1

This letter is dated approximately 2 years before the Alaskan expedition began.

Observation #2

It is a letter from the University Dean confirming Emma's being shit-canned.

Textbook Page

Observation #1

These are notations that Emma made while planning a petition.

  • She wanted suitable habitat for the Ghost Lynx, so this must have happened shortly before/during the time of the expedition.

Weekly Report

Observation #1

Right away, Lillian was putting Toby in danger to get her way, with no regard for his safety.

Password

RMMS28

DeviantTracker

Audio File

Observation #1

Lillian is practicing her voiceover.

  • She alludes that the commentary was created before the actual planned event she is referring to.
  • Everything is staged with her...

Observation #2

This recording was made the day of Toby's murder, 9-something PM.

  • Most likely around 9:48 PM, when she took the photograph of the waterfalls.
  • She was hiking and headed toward rushing water.
  • When the top bar is toggled all the way down, this eliminates Lillian's voice and all we hear is her getting closer to rushing water, i.e., the waterfalls.

Whitlock University Portal

Username

atakahashi

Password

orcinus92

Whitlock University Portal

Documents and Files → Email Chains

Observation #1

Conrad advocated for Emma's removal from the University.

  • Why would he invite her along for the expedition then?!?

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Lillian Walker
  • N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

8:33 PM

  • Trap was triggered in L33.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

10:11 PM

  • Trap was reset in L33.

10:15 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:30 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:45 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:51 PM

  • Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

Solution #1 → Who is innocent?

Lillian Walker

Ami Letter

Observation #1

Ami recounts the final items she has found for us:

  • Toby's last notebook pages
  • Conrad's little journal
  • Another page of Emma's journal

Observation #2

She says she was able to log in to Toby's email account.

Bookmark

Observation #1

There is Morse code on the back.

Observation #2

Once deciphered, the messages read:

  • "Resetting trap after dinner?"
  • "Probably, why?"
  • "Take Toby"
  • "Nah u wanna come tho?"
  • "I'm staying here tonight"
  • "Fine"

Email Chain

Observation #1

Wow, it took the magazine over 2 months to get back to him...

Observation #2

The last email from Toby's account to the magazine obviously was not written by him. The tone is all wrong and it is not formal like the others.

Observation #3

It was sent at 10:12 pm the night Toby died. But he left camp at 9:00 pm.

  • Emma accompanied Rusty on resetting the trap.
  • Lillian was off taking a photo of golden hour.
  • Nigel has already been eliminated as a suspect.
  • So that only leaves the old fart to be the one to write the email, be seen on the trail cams, and murder Toby.

Field Journal Page

Observation #1

Emma reveals that Toby planned to sell the animal as soon as it was found.

Observation #2

It sounds as if she were the one who wrote the suspicious email from Toby's account, but she was with Rusty at the time.

  • So unless she somehow wrote it when Toby caught her in his tent and scheduled it to send later...

Keychain

Observation #1

This holds a microfiber cloth with a slip of paper wrapped up inside.

Observation #2

The slip of paper reads:

  • "Share: AutoFocus724"

Lanyard

Observation #1

This actually pulls apart to reveal a concealed USB stick...

Observation #2

When plugged in, all it contains is 2 very out-of-focus "washed" photos.

Observation #3

According to Toby's notebook page, he digitally distorted them.

  • I wonder if/how we can un-distort them.
  • They should show what Conrad buried by the catacombs.

PI Letter

Observation #1

Michelle is back with us for the last leg of this race.

Observation #2

She gives us our final password for her website.

Pocket Journal

Observation #1

Certain words are coded in this journal. It is a simple substitution cipher which can be cracked by common sense deduction of certain words and patterns and going from there.

Observation #2 → Figured Out New Complexity

  • NIGEL
  • TOBY
  • SOUTHEAST
  • GHOST LYNX
  • TOBY
  • EMMA'S
  • SUBPAR
  • FANTASY
  • ENACT PLAN
  • RUSTY'S PROTOCOLS
  • CATACOMBS
  • END OF AUGUST
  • LILLIAN
  • ALLY
  • DISTRACT THEM FROM WORK

Observation #3 → Complexity Switch

  • SNEAKING THE FLASK
  • TOBY
  • MESS
  • EMMA
  • CONFRONTATIONAL
  • DISRUPTIVE
  • MY JOB IS ON THE LINE
  • EXPEDITE PLAN
  • GHOST LYNX EXISTENCE
  • BONES
  • CLASSROOM
  • MAKE THE DISCOVERY
  • DESTROY THE BONES
  • TESTED
  • SOMEONE SPOTTED ME
  • CATACOMBS
  • CAMERA
  • UTTER
  • THEY GOT AWAY
  • BONES
  • LAB TENT
  • TOBY
  • PHOTOS
  • WOULDN'T LET ME SEE
  • DOES HE KNOW WHAT HE SAW
  • SD CARD
  • INCRIMINATING PHOTOS
  • HIS CAMERA BAG
  • ON HIS PERSON
  • PUBLISH
  • COULD EXPOSE ME AS A FRAUD. CAN'T ALLOW IT.
  • LOSE MY JOB
  • LOSE MY REPUTATION. IT WILL ALL BE OVER.
  • ALL GONE. CAN'T ALLOW IT.
  • NOTE
  • GET HIM ALONE

Toby's Notebook Page

Observation #1

We can deduce who all of the f/#'s are now.

Observation #2 → f/1.4

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • Emma Clarkson
  • ̶L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #3 → f/4

  • C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • Lillian Walker
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #4 → f/8

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #5 → f/11

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • ̶N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • Russell Tudlik

Observation #6 → f/22

  • ̶C̶o̶n̶r̶a̶d̶ ̶W̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶h̶a̶m̶
  • ̶E̶m̶m̶a̶ ̶C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶s̶o̶n̶
  • L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • Nigel Ricci
  • ̶R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Observation #7

What was Emma doing in Toby's tent?

Observation #8

Toby reveals why the pics on the hidden flash drive are distorted.

Password

WHLK42

DeviantTracker

Editor → IMG_TM2788.jpg

Password

AutoFocus724

Observation #1

Play around with the toggles at the bottom to make the image clear.

See Figure 2

DeviantTracker

Editor → IMG_TM2789.jpg

Password

AutoFocus724

Observation #1

Play around with the toggles at the bottom to make the image clear.

See Figure 3

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Conrad Wildingham
  • Emma Clarkson
  • L̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶W̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶
  • N̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ ̶R̶i̶c̶c̶i̶
  • R̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶u̶d̶l̶i̶k̶

Events So Far

8:00 PM

  • Expedition team at dinner.

8:33 PM

  • Trap was triggered in L33.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

  • Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons.
  • Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp.
  • Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs".
  • Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

9:48 PM

  • Time photograph of waterfalls was taken by Lillian Walker in U37.

10:11 PM

  • Trap was reset in L33.

10:12 PM

  • Suspicious email was sent from Toby's account.

10:15 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:30 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:45 PM

  • A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:51 PM

  • Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

Solution #1 → Who killed Toby Mendia?

Conrad Wildingham