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Episode 4

Frannie's Letter 

Frannie wrote some kind of cipher at the bottom of her letter this time.

The reason she says to "hang on to this" is because we cannot solve this message yet.

  • Dun dun dun!
  • Why would she give us a coded message we can't solve until a future episode?

Harold Campaign Money Statements 

Timestamps are written backward.  

  • The first number set is the day of the week. 
  • The second number set is the hour (in military time) 
  • The third number set is the minute. 
  • The fourth number set is the second. 
  • The fifth number set is the millisecond. 

Ashley was murdered between 7:45 PM (1945) and 8:15 PM (2015) 

  • The closest transaction around this time was at Chowly's at 1933 (7:33 PM) 

Jesus Christ on the wire transfer Judith made to the Police Benevolent Association for upgrading their security! 

Judith's Emails 

These emails are a hoot. 

According to what Judith found out, all transfers over $2,000 must be done in person. 

Pill Case 

Reggie found this on Ashley's desk at home next to her "to investigate" pile. 

Inside the "Wednesday" compartment is a tiny note. 

Ashley was in contact with someone. 

There are several letter substitutions throughout this message (very poorly done if trying to be secretive). 

The objective is to figure out the correct letters in the "misspelled" words to create a message. 

Once decoded, the message reads: 

  • BRINGING PROOF 

Could this "secret alliance" be the killer and they lured Ashley to her death with this promise of "proof"? 

 Recording Transcripts

These recordings were picked up from Val, the "spy machine" in the campaign office breakroom. 

It kind of seems someone is attempting to write a "rap" song? 

Reggie's Letter 

Reggie continues to lament over her sister's death. 

She also sheds some light on a few items we've been sent: a few bank statements and the pill bottle. 

Stress Squeeze 

This is s stress ball in the shape of a leaf.  

It is from Valvidian (in light of the "green" movement?) 

 TFC Campaign Money Statements

Timestamps are written backward.  

  • The first number set is the day of the week. 
  • The second number set is the hour (in military time) 
  • The third number set is the minute. 
  • The fourth number set is the second. 
  • The fifth number set is the millisecond. 

Ashley was murdered between 7:45 PM (1945) and 8:15 PM (2015) 

  • The closest transaction around this time was a redacted wire transfer for $2,500 at 1949 (7:49 PM) 
  • It can be assumed that Sebastian made this transfer, as it has been redacted. 
  • As noted in Judith's emails, all transactions over $2,000 must be made in person. 

As noted in Frannie's letter, there are notes written and then redacted all over this statement. 

  • The added notes can be read still due to indentations of the writing instrument. 

The notes added by Sebastian are: 

  • family 
  • special treatment 
  • BO from V donation charity 
  • campaign event 

 Unfinished Article

Ashley was really focused on that car crash...