Note: Last time Opop chose an easy mystery.
The killer was a Korean political activist who worked as a meat vendor in the local market. His victim was a member of the ruling regime, who bought snake meat for dinner each Tuesday. It was easy for the vendor to plan her murder by performing a sneaky snake switcheroo.
When the woman arrived at the vendor’s booth that Tuesday, he slipped a sedated, highly-venomous cobra inter her shopping basket, instead of the non-poisonous snake he usually sold her. Halfway home the snake awakened and bit the unsuspecting woman, poisoning her to death almost instantly.
The local police found the cobra, wormed the story out of the vendor, and arrested him.
A woman is found dead on the streets of Seoul, the South Korean capital. Beside her lies a basket.
Who killed the woman, how and why?
(The winning solution MUST contain all of these elements, please don’t assume information from a previous question.)
Hint #1: The woman was betrayed by someone she knew
Hint #2: Too late, something in the basket “struck” the woman as odd
You’re free to ask anything, (please keep it to one question a post for simplicity’s sake,) but Jurd can only answer your questions with:
- Yes and No
- I don’t know
- Rephrase your question
- Define what you mean by…
Disclaimer: Monday Mysteries are culled from the 1993 Milton Bradley game, Crack the Case – but don’t go peeking.
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