My Observations


Episode 5

Physical Items

  • Band Figurines
  • Band Merch Bag
  • Court Document
  • Elimination Notes
  • Manager Note
  • Security Photo
  • Shannon Letter
  • Tabloid Article
  • Text Messages


  • Just4Fun Case




  • What is the anonymous email signature?

Physical Items

Band Figurines

Observation #1

These are gifts from Shannon.

Observation #2

They are inside the merch bag.

  • A figurine for each of the four band members.

Observation #3

The bottom of the bases spell out "Ultra Violet" and have symbols:

  • Jake: "ULT" → STAR
  • Marcus: "RAV" → MUSIC NOTE
  • Ollie: "IOL" → SMILEY FACE
  • Gabe: "ET" → HEART

Band Merch Bag

Observation #1

This is a gift from Shannon.

Observation #2

Inside the bag are figurines of the four band members.

Court Document

Observation #1

This details the lawsuit against Peter Bowman.

Observation #2

This furthers his motive for killing Jake, seeing as he had altered the band's contract to include life insurance policies.

  • Killing Jake and collecting the policy money would help him pay off the lawsuit.

Elimination Notes

Observation #1

These are Shannon's notes for suspect elimination: suspect, alibi, location, and evidence.

  • Gabe's alibi (taking a video) has been proven.
  • Ollie's alibi (talking to stage manager) has been proven.
  • Marcus's alibi (meeting a friend) has been proven.
  • Dean's alibi (getting tea) has not been proven.
  • Peter's alibi (park business) has not been proven.
  • Rachel's alibi (talking to Gabe) has not been fully proven.

Observation #2 - Remaining Suspects

  • Dean Castillo
  • Peter Bowman
  • Rachel Day

Manager Note


Jake was meeting with someone from a talent agency, meaning he was looking to get rid of Rachel as his manager.

Security Photo

Observation #1

This photo corroborates Marcus's witness statement from Episode 1 of him meeting a friend in the parking lot.

Observation #2

The sticker on the windshield of the car is from the rehab center. This man must be Marcus's sponsor.

Observation #3

The photo is timestamped at 1:31 P.M., which eliminates Marcus as a suspect.

Shannon Letter

Observation #1

Shannon tells us of her meeting with Ollie.

Observation #2

Of course, the cameras inside the studio happened to conveniently not be recording the day of the murder.

Observation #3

Shannon wants us to figure out who the email is from on the desktop.

Tabloid Article


Dean Castillo went full-boar with social media to boast that he would be doing a "tribute" to Jake.

  • Can you say attention-hog?

Text Messages


These screenshots show time-stamped messages between Ollie and Ken.

  • These corroborate Ollie's witness statement from Episode 1, eliminating him as a suspect.


Just4Fun Case

Observation #1


  • Your personal email address

Observation #2



Observation #3 - JUST4FUN


  • J4F4LYF

Observation #4 - JUST4FUN → From Ollie → Anonymous

Note the symbols in the encrypted signature match those at the bottom of the bases on the band member figurines.

Observation #5 - JUST4FUN → From Ollie → Anonymous

In order to decipher this signature, take the number of symbols and count that letter in the fragment.

  • For example: star = ULT. There are 2 stars. The second letter in ULT is "L". Therefore, the first letter in the signature is L.

Observation #6 - JUST4FUN → From Ollie → Anonymous

Once decrypted, the signature reads:

  • "lovetorevolt"

Observation #7 - JUST4FUN → From Ollie → Anonymous

"lovetorevolt" is a username of the troll on the J4F forum.

Observation #8 - JUST4FUN → From Ollie → 02-27-03

This is an audio clip of Jake "spilling the beans" to Ollie about going solo with his career.


1:20 PM

  • Performers and crew of the show were taking a break outside the immediate venue. Only Jake Morgan remained inside.

1:29 PM

  • Gabriel Fontes was live-streaming to his fans. This gives him an alibi, as we hear the propping dropping on Jake in the background.
  • *Was it just me, or did he appear/sound drunk?
  • *Why would you be rehearsing drunk?

1:30 PM

  • Jake Morgan was killed by a prop.
  • Oliver Stuart was getting lunch for himself and Ken.

1:31 PM

  • Marcus Tate met with a friend in the parking lot.

1:32 PM

  • Peter Bowman arrived at the scene and promptly called the police after discovering Jake Morgan's body. He was then joined by Dean Castillo, Rachel Day, Gabriel Fontes, Marcus Tate, and Oliver Stuart before closing off the stage.

1:40 PM

  • Oliver Stuart and Dean Castillo returned to the stage.


Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Dean Castillo
  • Peter Bowman
  • Rachel Day
  • Gabriel Fontes
  • Marcus Tate
  • Oliver Stuart


Subject Line


What is the anonymous email signature?