The Murder Game
You are a porter in a hotel, the day goes fairly slowly and you are due to call a customer in suite 327. You make the call but there is no reply, the customer specifically requested to be called on at this time, so you make your way to the suite.
After several minutes of knocking on the door with no reply, you decide to open the door and double check that everything is ok. You open the door, but to your horror you find a fairly young woman lying on the bed in a silk nightie, with a large knife stuck through her stomach.
There is ornament debris everywhere, small impact points on the walls, in your confusion you step in a puddle of blood near the door. Walking around the room there are smeared finger marks over the wardrobe and on the bathroom doorframe, the shower curtain is half pulled off and a small blood splatter is on the bathroom floor. The patio door is wide open and on the balcony a plant pot has been knocked over.
There seems to be no blood on the railings outside, and no signs that the bed has been slept in. You grab the knife handle, thinking you should pull it out for some reason, but stop when you realise you may have just covered the real killers fingerprints, you rush downstairs and report the crime, but when the police arrive you are arrested, the blood on your shoe gives them reason to detain.
In the interview room, the police tell you that your fingerprints were on the knife handle, there was blood on your shoe and you had keys to the suite, they ask your version of what happened.
You think of saying “I don’t know” but you realise saying that would almost certainly send you to jail, your only hope is to explain what you did when you entered the room in the morning, and based on the objects you saw and the state of the room give an account of what you think happened.