# On examination, nothing was found anywhere. Can you help Sherlock to decipher this puzzle?

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A murder took place on the Baker Street. The murderer seemed a fan of Sherlock Holmes evident with the notes he/she left behind at the house at different locations.

When Sherlock Holmes arrived, he found out that the victim was a lady named Martha. She was shot and there were five suspects:
Ben
Lisa
Catherine
Marcus
Phil

The notes that were left by the murderer were placed at different places and had a little description on them:
The first note was found in the compound.
The second note was found in the art room.
The third note was found in the restroom.
The fourth note was found in the underwater room.
The fifth note was found in the smoking lounge.
The sixth note was found in the makeup room.

All the notes had only one thing written on them:
"The clues are where you find the notes."

On examination, nothing was found anywhere. Can you help Sherlock to decipher this puzzle?

posted Oct 6, 2015

The first note was found in the COMPOUND. C
The second note was found in the ART room. A
The third note was found in the RESTROOM R.
The fourth note was found in the UNDERWATER room. U
The fifth note was found in the SMOKING lounge. S
The sixth note was found in the MAKEUP room. M

Take the first letter of each place where the notes were found: C A R U S M

It is anagram for MARCUS WHO WAS THE MURDERER.

The first note was found in the `Compound.`
The second note was found in the `Art room.`
The third note was found in the `Restroom.`
The fourth note was found in the `Underwater room.`
The fifth note was found in the `Smoking lounge.`
The sixth note was found in the `Makeup room.`

THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH PLACES ARE C, A, R, U, S, M.

AND IF YOU REARRANGE THE LETTERS, IT WILL FORM MARCUS

The murderer is Marcus.
If we take the first letters of each place where the note was found, then it makes the word Marcus in a jumbled way.
You can check for yourself.

answer Mar 26, 2018 by anonymous

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