What happened?

By anthonyhtyper - updated: 1 week, 6 days ago - 9 messages

You have been hired to investigate the mysterious murder of Mr Xavier, a man well known for his immense wealth and his reclusive nature. He is an easily startled man. He was also filled with paranoia and would fire his servants frequently in fear that they were plotting against him. He would also eat the same dinner: two steaks cooked medium rare, and two sour cream potatoes. He had dismissed his servants early that night. There was a terrible storm during the time of the murder.At the scene, you find glass on the carpet, you also find a knife under the table with blood, a steak that has been bitten, a tipped over a chair, and the body of Mr Xavier. You see laceration wounds on his body. What happened to Mr Xavier?
By davidd - posted: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Here's my guess: Thunder startled Dr. Xavier and he choked on his steak. He accidentally cut himself while struggling unsuccessfully to clear his airway.
By anthonyhtyper - posted: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Nice theory, I have never heard that one before.
By user55870 - posted: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

He had a heart failure due to the thunder startling him, while he was eating his steak, he was holding his knife and somehow cut himself when he was startled.
By anthonyhtyper - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I have also never heard that one before, but I like it. However, there are a few flaws in your theory, the text said that he had laceration WOUNDS not just one wound. Also, why would the window be broken and why would there be glass on the floor?
By rollercoaster - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

My guess is that the wind from the storm knocked down a tree branch and the tree branch broke off and smashed the window. The window was right next to Mr Xavier. As he was eating his dinner, the tree branch crashed and he got startled and accidentally stabbed himself. Then, his hand started twitching and he kept stabbing himself. He was dead the next morning.
By peace - posted: 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Intriguing case anthonyhtyper. Well done! As for my investigative conclusion for the murder, I can not define. What I can say though is the 3 responses preceding mine are very creative and probably very viable possibilities. Just knew about this site today. So yes I'm new and hope to have a great time with you guys :).
Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By anthonyhtyper - posted: 3 weeks ago

Well, welcome to the website, thank you for the compliment, yes, I have been getting some great answers. I hope that you can think of a response to the case soon because I would like to hear from everyone.
By peace - posted: 3 weeks ago

Warm welcome appreciated. I somewhat feel the details supplied are not sufficient for a conclusive statement.

Notwithstanding, my presumption lies in that the servants connived against Mr Xavier.

I think the chef poisoned Mr Xavier. Upon seeing the the glass on the carpet, I would suspect that, one of the servants broke through the window. The servants stabbed Mr Xavier just as a pretext that he had been attacked rather than poisoned.

Hence, this implies that the servants are answerable for the murder of Mr Xavier.
By enyaloth - posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Being paranoid is a decoy to make us suspect a servant, but I don't think it means anything.

While "technically" the red juice from a steak isn't blood, it's generally called blood (or a bloody steak). Who says the blood was Xavier's? If he cut into a medium-rare (red) steak, there would have been "steak blood" on the knife. The only wounds from his body then were probably glass from the window, which was smashed during the storm.