# Guess the Murderer from six suspects hazard, Costa, Pedro, Willian, Terry and courtois from the clue "dqvxf"

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Anne was found dead in the central park of London.
There are six suspects "hazard", "Costa", "Pedro", "Willian", "Terry" and "courtois".
Anne has written the murdered name in cipher on the floor as "dqvxf".
Police were unable to solve the mystery so they called Sherlock.
After a minute, Sherlock was able to decipher the cipher and ask the police to capture the murderer.
Who is the murderer?

posted Apr 17, 2017

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Assuming the Cipher used here has the same number of letters as that of the name of the killer "Costa", "Pedro", & "Terry" are possible candidates.
Since the cipher used here is dqvxf it can be observed that the name Costa has the closest alphabetical distance with respect to the letters in the cipher as shown below
D ==> D-1 ==> C
Q ==> Q-2 ==> O
V ==> V-3 ==> S
X ==> X-4 ==> T
F ==> F-5 ==> A

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Murderer is COSTA

LOGIC:
CODE: DQVXF
LETTER BFORE D = C
SECOND LETTER BEFORE Q = O
THIRD LETTER BEFORE V = S
FOURTH LETTER BEDORE X = T
FIFTH LETTER BEFORE F = A

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