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(WTKR)   Researchers may have solved oldest unsolved murder in Colonial America. Colonel Mustard last seen running for the border   (wtkr.com) divider line 4
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2013-06-27 11:14:06 AM  
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Subby's headline tells us that researchers may have solved the oldest unsolved murder in Colonial America.

The article's headline tells us that researchers may have solved the oldest unsolved murder in Colonial America.

The embedded video's title tells us that researchers may have solved the oldest unsolved murder in Colonial America.

The first line of the article tells us that researchers may have solved the oldest unsolved murder in Colonial America.

Thank God that's been cleared up.

But then there's this. The researchers didn't know it was a murder until they learned of the duel -- there are other ways to be shot other than murder, you know. So the moment they learned about the duel and decided that the body belonged to the loser of that duel is the exact same moment that they knew the body belonged to a murder victim, as well as the exact same moment that they "solved" that murder.

And let's not forget that this murder was only unsolved from the perspective of researchers hundreds of years after the fact. The Jamestown colonists knew exactly what happened when it happened. They knew of the duel, they knew who was involved, and so there was nothing unsolved about it to them. Does a solved murder suddenly become unsolved when ignorant people decide to violate the grave of its victim? And does it suddenly become solved again when those ignorant people find documentation that explains what happened? Does it count as solving a murder when you "discover" written accounts of the murder, read them, and comprehend them?

In other words, can I go to a cemetery, write down the names on the grave markers, research them, find one that belongs to a murder victim, find a newspaper article that says who killed the victim, and then announce that I've solved an unsolved murder?
2013-06-27 10:41:08 AM  
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gnosis301: Raug the Dwarf: In the 20 years or so of playing Clue, I've never seen Colonel Mustard do it once.

Miss Scarlet on the other hand, is a murderous biatch.

I'm just a guest!


But here's what really happened...
2013-06-27 10:37:57 AM  
1 votes:
Is this the first time where "Old news is exciting!" truly applies?
2013-06-27 10:29:37 AM  
1 votes:
I was a colonist like you until I took a bullet to the knee.
 
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