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Mystery Words

TermDefinition
alibi an excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime
breakthrough a discovery that helps solve the crime
clue a fact or object that gives information toward solving the crime
crime an action that breaks the law
deduction drawing a conclusion
detective an investigator looking for and gathering clues
evidence a thing or statement that helps to prove who committed the crime
hunch a guess or feeling not based on facts
motive a reason that a person does something- can include anger, hatred, love,or greed
mystery something that is unknown
red herring a false clue that throws the investigator off track
sleuth an investigator
suspect person who has a motive to have committed a crime
witness person who has knowledge about a crime
Created by: sfort4