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“Easter Bunny claims his victim”

by Andromeda

April 14, 2009

The body of an unidentified Caucasian male in his mid thirties was found in the backyard of a house that was vacant, and as it seems it was lying there for quite a while. An old married couple that regularly spends their winter seasons in Florida came back home today early morning to a sight that was not pleasant to see, said Brainden Police Chief Martini.

The unidentified male, for now referred to as John Dou was laying face down on the ground near the house, with some coal fragments and a carrot lying next to him and a large garden fork lodged in his back.

With little to go on Chief Martini did not jump into conclusions since there were no signs of struggle. An autopsy is pending to try and determine who the man was and how exactly he died.

(Chief Martini of course knew exactly what happened, do you?) :)

Please use spoilers or the Easter Bunny will claim another victim :P

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Poor Frosty....

Actually, I think the guy died trying to break into the couple's home while they were gone. Still working out how the snowman killed him though. ;)

Good to see another teaser from you Andromeda. I have been nostalgic about your puzzle style lately, in fact.

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caucasion = white aka snow

mid-thirties = temperature

the body was just melted slush with a pitchfork stuck in it and carrots and coal lying next to it

Nice on, but the body was a real dead human and that was a newspaper story, no word play

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Santa came to the empty house on Christmas Eve and slipped while going down the chimney. He broke his neck at the bottom. The reindeer tried to save him but they had no way of getting down the chimney to retrieve Santa. Using a trick similar to a child putting a chewed piece of gum at the end of a stick to retrieve coins in the gutter, they attached the garden fork to a rope, shot it down the chimney and into Santa's back. Once they hauled him back up the chimney, they quickly realized that he was too far gone to save. They also realized that their trip back to the North Pole would be a lot easier if they left the fat old slave driver in the yard. Not wanting to cause alarm in the neighborhood, they stood him up and built a nice snowman around the body (they even had coal for the members of the naughty list and carrots from the feedbag.) Santa's body stood there undetected until the snow melted and the old couple noticed him on their return.

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Santa came to the empty house on Christmas Eve and slipped while going down the chimney. He broke his neck at the bottom. The reindeer tried to save him but they had no way of getting down the chimney to retrieve Santa. Using a trick similar to a child putting a chewed piece of gum at the end of a stick to retrieve coins in the gutter, they attached the garden fork to a rope, shot it down the chimney and into Santa's back. Once they hauled him back up the chimney, they quickly realized that he was too far gone to save. They also realized that their trip back to the North Pole would be a lot easier if they left the fat old slave driver in the yard. Not wanting to cause alarm in the neighborhood, they stood him up and built a nice snowman around the body (they even had coal for the members of the naughty list and carrots from the feedbag.) Santa's body stood there undetected until the snow melted and the old couple noticed him on their return.

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Hahaha... that's exactly how it would have happened on April fools day :P Nice scenario! :D

Perhaps Santa Claus slipped off the roof and landed on a snowman holding a garden fork.

Actually...

It wasn't Santa Clause but the burglar that slipped of the roof and landed on the garden fork that was placed there as the Snowman's arm, by the kids from the neighborhood. The snow melted and the only remains of the Snowman were the garden fork, some coal fragments and the carrot.

Nice work guys :) I couldn't fool anyone with the Easter Bunny! :P

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lol I had tried arranging "John Dou" as a possible anagram for a clue.

And I was trying to figure out why they were doing an autopsy to determine the cause of death when the guy had a pitchfork sticking out of his back :huh:

How did the Easter Bunny get the headline?

Sounds more like the work of a cute psycho bunny...

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lol I had tried arranging "John Dou" as a possible anagram for a clue.

Hehe... nah... this one was simple ;)

And I was trying to figure out why they were doing an autopsy to determine the cause of death when the guy had a pitchfork sticking out of his back :huh:

How did the Easter Bunny get the headline?

Sounds more like the work of a cute psycho bunny...

Carrot dude! :lol: It's the journalist's idea! (Andromeda is the name :D)

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how come you say that the house is vacant but later an old married couple RETURN home???????????

If you look closer, you will find that the couple in question are "snowbirds." That is, they spend the winter months in Florida and return to their Northern home when the weather gets warmer. On second look, you do have to assume this, as the OP never clearly states that this home is not the Florida one. Context goes a long way to eliminating the confusion, but not all the way.

Welcome to the Den, ash! You don't mind if I call you ash, do you?

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