Note: Last time Encaf chose a medium mystery.
If it hadn’t been for that beer bottle cap, they would never have figured out that Paul was murdered by his wife, Paula.
How did she do it?
Paul and Paula had a good marriage, until she became an animal rights activist and he an avid bear hunter. Heated arguments eventually gave way to a silent, resentful animosity. Finally, Paula realized she liked animals a lot more than she liked Paul, and decided to spare their lives by ending his.
Paula prepared for Paul’s next bear-hunting adventure by sewing powerful little ceramic magnets into the lining of his thick gloves – the gloves which held his compass as he navigated the mountains. Consequently, Paul spent his last hours wandering around in circles on a cloudy day with a wind chill factor of -28 degrees. When rescuers found Paul’s frozen body, the magnets were discovered when the cap of his beer remained stuck to his glove. Paula was arrested when identical magnets and thread were found in her home, and the “grizzly” affair was concluded.
(The winning solution MUST contain all of these elements, please don’t assume information from a previous question.)
Hint #1: If Paula had just told Paul to get lost, he’d probably be alive today.
Hint #2: Paula had a magnetic personality
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