Case file: Adrian Anderson
Who do you accuse of killing Adrian?: Wilson Park
The detectives of the Future Science Leaders blog group 11th Avenue are charging Mr. Wilson Park with the murder of Adrian Anderson on the day of the Vancouver Ironman Triathlon. The first thing to cover is how the events transpired and what was the motivation of Wilson leading up to the lethal poisoning and killing of Adrian. Adrian was a landowner in the Lee building, along with the other owners: Aimee Anderson (Adrian’s younger sister), Omid Manucherri, Kevin Xu and Wilson Park – the accused. It is stated that Omid Manucherri was working with Wilson Park and Kevin Xu who were all in favour of not only selling the entire Lee Building, but also developing it from its original historical look. This, among other things, lead Adrian to not agree with Omid. Adrian’s sister Aimee also does not want to sell the building.
Lines of Evidence
Several different forms of evidence have lead us to our conclusion. PH tests have been conducted on several of Adrian’s items directing us on where to look. Fingerprint tests and DNA analysis of relevant objects discovered on scene and the poison test have both lead to a single conclusion. Along with this, we have recovered text messages from Adrian’s destroyed phone, as well as scanned social media for suspicious posts. Again, information discovered from these sources are helping to piece together the story.
Results of Poison tests
Samples from four things Adrian was recently in contact with were examined. The coconut water jug from his Get Juiced store, where his nephew Ethan was employed, as well as the recovery patch Adrian has been using daily, supplied by Ivy Jones, tested negative for poison. However, the water in Adrian’s water bottle during the Ironman tested positive for amphetamines, which we suspect was self administered as use for a performance enhancing drug, and the coffee pot, which Adrian drank from at Park it, Wilson’s chair shop, showed traces of arsenic. Although when the symptoms of the different poisons were matched to the symptoms Adrian was exhibiting prior to his death, he displayed a major symptom of arsenic poisoning, delirium, and a major symptom of amphetamines was present, as he suffered from a heart attack, so it appears that the amphetamines were the main cause of death.
DNA & Fingerprint analysis
On the amphetamine water bottle that Adrian was carrying while he ran, the prints of Wilson Park and Ethan Anderson were found. Adrian’s prints were surprisingly hard, leading to the suspicion of decreased mental awareness due to the amphetamines. However, we doubt that Wilson did poison the water bottle (considering that we expect that one of the reasons that Wilson did poison Adrian was because of the drugs that Adrian was using, and there is no plausible explanation of how Wilson would poison Adrian’s water bottle, much less with amphetamines). Wilson’s fingerprints and DNA were found on gloves near the coffee pot that was poisoned with arsenic.
Analysis of Social Media, Text Messages, & Case Interviews
On the social media app “Twitter” not much evidence was found towards solving the case. There was only one message from Wilson, reading “Yep, time to sell! Everything’s lining up, let’s do this thing.” While altogether not very useful, it does confirm that Wilson is eager to sell the property and Adrian is just about the only thing between Wilson and selling the Lee Building, and while this might not be the only motivation, it could certainly be one of Wilson’s motives. This is confirmed in the case interview which states Wilson hosted six meetings the past week with Omid to try and negotiate the Lee building sale. From the text messages on Adrian’s phone, evidence was gathered that Adrian had a secret that at least one person knew about. This was the other motive that Wilson would have to kill Adrian because this person, texting from a restricted number, was threatening him in regards to “not being able to get away with it”. We suspect that the message was from Wilson threatening Adrian to not use his amphetamines, Adrian is also overly confident in his Tweets and states everyone else is only holding him back.
Scene Reenactment: The Day of the Incident
It is a day before the Vancouver Ironman triathlon. Wilson knows of how Adrian is going to use his drugs to help him with the race, and so he texts him from a restricted number, saying he won’t get away with this. A few hours earlier, in the morning, Adrian receives a text from Ethan, asking him to meet him for coffee at Park it, Wilson’s chair manufacturing store in the Lee building. Wilson, meanwhile, finds business slow at the Lee building, and hopes for an opportunity to sell the building and start fresh. He sees Ethan and Adrian approach his shop. Wilson knows that Adrian is still going to go ahead with the race and had ignored his message, so he quickly slips on gloves and poisons the coffee pot with arsenic, as Adrian is in the way of his plans of selling, and he doesn’t want Adrian to get away with using his amphetamines.
Some time later, Adrian puts amphetamines in his water bottle for the race to help him – however the next few hours could have gone in one of two following ways:
1: Adrian is suffering from delirium from the arsenic poisoning and accidentally puts too much amphetamines in his water and later on in the run, it begins to affect him and he dies.
2: Adrian is not very much affected by the arsenic, but it weakens his immune system enough that his normal dose of amphetamines kills him.
After his death, Pierre sees Adrian on the ground and spits onto his forehead, as he never really liked Adrian anyways.
Other Suspects and Why They can be Ignored
Ethan Anderson: Even though his fingerprints were on Adrian’s water bottle, we already came to the conclusion that the amphetamines were deliberately placed in there by Adrian himself.