EAR/ONS POI RAP DNA– It’s the Science of Deduction, Sherlock!

Like the redoubtable Sherlock Holmes I have striven to perfect the science of deduction. It is inherent in the word quest that one is seeking a final outcome. For mystery that means the answer; for crime mysteries that means the solution.

But I like the science of deduction to be fun. Without being applied to something it cannot be of any real use. On occasion I subtly list clues in my posts. I like to see if people enjoy putting them together.

I’ve been asked several times about how DNA was obtained for my prime EAR/ONS POI. I intentionally gave only minimal clues in the announcement, but they should have been enough, at least enough to get some of the more academic to start probing for the other pieces of the puzzle so they can assemble the full picture.

Here are the clues again: POI dead; body DNA; no exhumation; search warrant needed.

Consider.  Especially the legal eagles. What is the logical deduction? Observe, Classify, Infer (Rules of Circumstantial Evidence), Interpret.

Ciao belli e belle

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.


One thought on “EAR/ONS POI RAP DNA– It’s the Science of Deduction, Sherlock!

  1. Some possibilities: Baby teeth saved by his parents? Other mementos such as locks of hair? Letters he sent (licking the envelope)?

    Less probably, maybe his organs were donated.

    (Ugh, can you imagine? “We need a biopsy of that cornea you got a few years ago. Its previous owner … may have been a notorious rapist and serial killer. I know, right? OK, hold still and try not to blink. This’ll only take a second.”)


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