Detective Stories – Episode 3 Hints

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There are two water samples – one containing the fluid from the victim’s lungs and another containing the water from the Still Lake. They appear to be different.

In the water of the Still Lake, diatoms (algae) are visible which are not visible in the sample from the victim’s lungs.

From the Wikipedia article it is clear that the sample from Fjodor’s lungs would be identical to the sample from the Still Lake if Fjodor had drowned there.

It is therefore clear that Fjodor did not drown by accident in the Still Lake, but somewhere else, and that his body was moved to the lake after his death.

Carl flew from UK to Germany on the night of the murder. The departure time in UK was 1:45 AM local time on the 16.04.19.

The approximate flight time from London to the nearest airport in the west of Germany (e.g. Dusseldorf) is 1,5 hours (this can be verified by checking the flight time of a real flight to Frankfurt, Munich or Düsseldorf).

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On the account’s Twitter page there is an early entry that may give a hint to @Tschernowfan’s real identity.

The code used is the same as the one in Notebeck’s notebook. It’s the “Masonic cypher”.

For decoding it is necessary to use letters instead of the symbols that are part of the grid. Solution notes can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigpen_cipher.

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Both brothers were recently released from prison, where they were serving prison sentences for aggravated assault.

Read carefully through the report of the inspection of Carl’s boat!

In the report check the statement about the fingerprints.

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She rented the Destiny yacht on 15.04.19.

Use the chat on the website adler-marina.de to find out the whereabouts of the yacht at the time of the murder!

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Take a good look at his business card!

On the business card you will find the name of his assistant Jana Stabel, who is also mentioned elsewhere.

Jana has rented the yacht Andiamo. In the chat on the website adler-marina.de you can see her location at the time of the murder.

During the murder the Andiamo was lying in Kronstadt.

Take a look at the envelope that the private investigator sent to Adam!

Adam’s cell phone number also appears in another location.

An emergency call was made from his cell phone in Kronstadt at the time of the murder.

Nockland’s signature on the website future-for-germany.de matches the signature on file from when the yacht was returned.

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Take a close look at his passport.

Carefully check the document from the German Embassy in Russia.

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Go to the website indicated on the Russian flyer and translate it!

The pendant may be hers.

Take a close look at Irina's website, which describes the circumstances of Irina's accident.

She has a few people close to her, not just her father.

She has a fiancé (described in the russian article) who may be in the picture taken at the hospital.

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Look at the person in Carl Notebeck’s photo of the damaged car.

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Site of German Embassy in Russia will help to find the missing link.

If you do not know Raphael’s date of birth, read the article about Irina on the Russian website again.

The article states that Irina and her fiancé went to school together.

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According to the water test results Fjodor was drowned, but not in Still Lake.

Rafael is the murderer and it is presumed that he stole the boat.

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A complete case solution can be found below.

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