Networks Assignment One

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Murder Mystery Skype Game

Setup
It is 3 days into the investigation of the murder of Nathan Coleman, President of Sun Valley Incorporated. All of the following suspects, Jessie Fryman, Alex Burnell, Hugh Kurland, Allie Kurland, and Jordan Griswold, are all in different areas of the country on business. We are using skype to connect to all the individuals to discuss the murder of Mr. Coleman.

Research & Inspiration

Murder Mystery Site One

Murder Mystery Site Two

Murder Mystery Site Three

List of Detective Poirot Stories

Detective Poirot Story Summaries

Tasks to be done
1.) Develop a murder mystery scenario
2.) Build 5 character profiles that are involved in the murder
3.) Test skype conference call with 7 people
4.) Test scenario with volunteers for feed back
5.) Find 5 people to volunteer for presentation day
6.) Execute Murder Mystery Skype Game

Murder Mystery Scenario & Character Profiles

Setup
It is 3 days into the investigation of the murder of Nathan Coleman, President of Sun Valley Incorporated. All of the following suspects, Jessie Fryman, Alex Burnell, Hugh Kurland, Allie Kurland, and Jordan Griswold, are all in different areas of the country on business. We are using skype to connect to all the individuals to discuss the murder of Mr. Coleman.

Murder Scenario

Time Line
– 3 Day Company Retreat
– Dinner/Cocktail on 2nd Day
– 6-12pm: Dinner/Cocktail Party
– 6:15: Secretary arrives at hotel to bring file (a file that she hid on purpose to have a reason to come to the retreat)
– 10pm: Boss leaves the party after an incident (very drunk)
– 10:30-11: Time of death
– 6am: Bell boy finds boss dead (hit over the head with bookend/weapon left in suite/no figure prints) – he didn’t answer his wake up call.

Breakdown of Dinner Party
– Secretary arrived at 8:00pm with the file that is request from the President (no one knew that she would make an appearance)
– Secretary stays for the dinner and cocktail at Presidents
– President fires Jordan at 9:30pm and tells him that Alex is going to be fired as well
– Jordan (Employee) informs Alex (Vice) that Nathan (president) knows about the illegal business and is going to fire him
– Alex leaves the party to have a cigarette outside at 9:40pm so to avoid Nathan (president)
– Hugh (very drunk) makes a scene at 9:50pm with the president over the affair
– Allie (Wife) takes Hugh(Employee/husband) to their room to talk about out burst
– The president leaves the dinner/cocktail to go to his room at 10:00 pm because of out burst and does not get to fire Alex (Hugh does not remember much after the party because of being drunk)
– Alex returns to the party at 10:20 pm and realizes the president had left and follows him to room in order to blame the deal on Jordan

Murder
– Nathan (president) tells Jessie (Secretary) to meet him at his suite after he leaves
– Jessie meets Nathan in room and Nathan tries to take advantage of Jessie
– Jessie has had enough of the deal and resists Nathan
– In defense Jessie hits Nathan in the head with a book end in the suite
– Jessie leaves the book end in the suite (was wearing gloves, leaving no prints)
– Jessie leaves the room and goes to leave the hotel, but runs into Alex in the lobby (Vice) and says she is heading for her flight home.
– Alex(Vice) knocks on Nathan’s (president) door but no one answers, but assumes he passed out already and then heads to room.

Characters

Name: Nathan Coleman (President)(Murder Victim)
– Age: 37
– President of Sun Valley Incorporated for 5 years

– Was murdered in Suite between 10:30pm – 11:00pm
– Was struck with a book end to the head and died (object found in suite)
– Was found dead in Suite by bell boy when wake – up call was not answered
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Name: Jessie Fryman (Secretary)
– Age: 30
– Has been Nathan’s secretary for 6 years
– You are not happy with your job
– You are friends with Hugh’s wife, Allie because you went to business grad school together

– Motive: You are being blackmailed by the President. You stole money from the company to be financially secure to leave Sun Valley Incorporated, but the President caught you. Nathan did not fire you on the condition you would do ‘whatever’ he wanted.
– Alibi: You were getting ready to leave for your flight home
– You are summoned to the Company retreat on the President’s request to bring a file about the companies year quota that was left behind (you were taking time off to be with family when you were called).
– You hid this file in order to get summoned to the retreat.
– You know that the President is only summing you so he can have a sexual favour
– You know about the illegal business deal between Alex (Vice President) and Jordan Griswold (employee) when you came across the business files
– During the cocktail/dinner, you notice Alex (Vice Present) leave the party at 9:40pm
– You run into Alex while leaving the hotel at around 10:25pm and tell him you are departing for you flight home
You’re the Murderer
– Nathan tells you to meet him in his suite after he leaves the dinner
– You meet Nathan in his room and he tries to take advantage of you
– You resist Nathan and inform him you have had enough of his blackmail
– In defense you hit Nathan with a book end from the suite in the head, killing him
– You leave the bookend in the suite, you are wearing gloves so there are no finger prints
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Name: Alex Burnell
– Age: 35
– Vice President at Sun Valley Incorporated for 4 years
– You believe Nathan is not a good President and is ruining the company
– You and Jordan Griswold (Employee) are involved in illegal business at Sun Valley Incorporated
– You are willing to blame the entire deal on Jordan Griswold (Employee) in order to not be charged
– Motive: Become the president of Sun Valley Incorporated & hide your illegal business deal
– Alibi: You went out for a smoke at 9:40pm – 10:20pm, but no one is witness to you returning at 10:20pm (you went to see Nathan when you returned)
– You are suspicious that Nathan (President) knows about your deal with Jordan Griswold (Employee) and will turn you both in
– While heading to Nathan’s (President) room you run into Jessie who says she is leaving for her flight home

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Name: Hugh Kurland
– Age: 35
– Employee at Sun Valley Incorporated for 3 years
– Married to Allie for 5 years
– You are suspicious that Allie is having an affair with someone within the company

– Motive: You believe the President is having an affair with Allie (Wife)
– Alibi: You do not remember much of anything after the fight with Nathan (President) due to inebriation, but remember Allie taking you to your room.
– Jordan Griswold (co-worker) tells you about a fight in the lobby between Allie (Wife) and Nathan (President), which confirms your suspicion
– Jordan Griswold over heard this: President says, “…I won’t lose Hugh over this, I’m out!”, Allie says, “You will regret this!”

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Name: Jordan Griswold
– Age: 34
– Employee at Sun Valley Incorporated for 3 years
– Is involved in illegal business with Alex (Vice President)
– Alex promised to make you Vice President once he becomes president if you get involved in the illegal business (fraud)
– Motive: In fear that Nathan (President) will turn you in for your illegal business deal with Alex
– Alibi: You went to your room at 10pm due to embarrassment at the party. You have no witness to this
– On the first day of the retreat you hear Allie (Wife of Hugh) arguing in the lobby with Nathan (President). You over heard this: President say, “…I won’t lose Hugh over this, I’m out!”, Allie says, “You will regret this!”
– You are fired by Nathan (President) at the dinner/cocktail party because he knows about the illegal business deal with Alex (Vice President) this makes you quite upset and leaves you with no reason to care about this company at all.
– You inform Alex that Nathan has fired you because of the deal between you two and you witness Alex leaving the party at 9:40pm to have a cigarette to avoid Nathan

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Name: Allie Kurland
– Age: 32
– Married to Hugh for 5 years
– You have been having an affair with Nathan (President) for 6 months
– You are friends with Jessie (Secretary) from going to business grad school together
– You know Jessie does not enjoy her job and that Nathan treats her poorly. You have asked why she doesn’t quit and Jessie always replies, “I just can’t”.
– On the first day of the retreat in the lobby you confessed your love to Nathan (President) that you were going to leave Hugh for him, but Nathan refused and broke off the relationship. This made you very upset.
– Motive: You were having an affair with Nathan (President) and he refused you when you confessed your love and that you were going to leave your husband for him
– Alibi: You were with Hugh (Husband) in your room arguing about affair(after the fight at the dinner party between Hugh and Nathan (President))

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Everyone Witnessed at Dinner Party
– The president drinking heavily at the party
– Jordan Griswold gets fired at dinner
– Alex (Vice) leaving the party at 9:40 pm
– Hugh drink heavily and threaten the President. He said, “I know what you have been doing with Allie! You better watch your back!”

The Final Result

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