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    THE ELK MOON MURDER 
    KEY CLUES
    
    You have to ask the question: "who had the means, motive, and 
    opportunity?" in solving this mystery. Almost all suspects have a strong 
    motive for commiting the crime. Therefore, the focus should be on who 
    had the means and the opportunity. From Forensics tests , you discover 
    that Anna Elk Moon most likely knew her killer. Of all the suspects, how 
    many did Elk Moon know personally?
    
    What was the victim doing the day of the murder that seemed unusual? She 
    was calling people urgently about something. She reached two people: Joe 
    Edeta and Vaughan Dresner. In both their interviews they talk about 
    Anna's having discovered something about the design on the pot. 
    Moreover, from Joe Edeta's interview, you discover that Sonny Two 
    Feathers, Joe's nephew, was there with Joe during Anna's phone call. 
    
    From several interviews (especially Joe Edeta, Astrid Ames, and Vaughan 
    Dresner), library articles, and Forensics you learn that the pot -- 
    specifically, the design on the pot -- held some significance. Examining 
    the design on the pot as sketched in Elk Moon's journal, you notice two 
    peaks. Later, if you examine the pot found in the van and placed in the 
    Evidence Room at Police Headquarters, you will discover that the design 
    on the pot was changed. Why would someone go to the trouble to change 
    the pot design? What significance did the pot's design hold?
    
    In the library, there are several mentions of the casino site being 
    located at the base of the "double-peaked" Sangre de Cristos mountains, 
    as well as a photo of the mountains. An article states that Ed is 
    working closely with the Pueblo Tribal Offices (Sonny Two Feathers) on 
    the casino development, which will be located at the base of the double-
    peaked Sangre de Cristos mountains. Further, the caption under the 
    picture of the double-peaked mountains also calls out the historic 
    "double-peaks."
    
    If you closely examined the pot drawing and the photograph, you would 
    realize Anna made some connection between the pot's design and the 
    Sangre de Cristos mountains. If the kiva pot design was indeed a drawing 
    of the Sangre de Cristos, could that possibly signify that the kiva site 
    was located somewhere in the vicinity? Being an arch anti-casino 
    activist, couldn't Anna use that information to stall the casino 
    development, which was just about to be approved -- per the library 
    article? Who would be most upset by this news? Ed and Sonny. In an 
    article, Joe Edeta states that his nephew (Sonny Two Feathers)'s "vision 
    has been clouded by the lure of the white man's riches," implying that 
    Sonny has "sold out" in some respect.
    
    After McHorse's arrest it is clear he was framed. Who would have had 
    access to him? Who of the suspects would know McHorse to be able to 
    frame him? Additionally, McHorse was drinking at the Saguarro Bar the 
    night of the murder in Nambe. Sonny Two Feathers was at the Bristlecone 
    Bar in Nambe the same night. In a library article you discover that the 
    Saguarro Bar and Bristlecone Bars are owned by Ed Snyder, Sonny Two 
    Feather's associate in the casino project. Sonny was there for Anna's 
    phone call to Joe and in Nambe the night of the murder. Sonny had the 
    means or the ability to know McHorse, the proximity to find him and drug 
    him the night of the murder. 
    
    

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