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Mystery Vovabulary

Definitions of Mystery Vocabulary

alibi An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he/she was somewhere else rather than at the scene of the crime.
clue A fact or object that helps to solve mysteries.
crime An act committed in violation of the law.
deduce To infer by logical reasoning.
sleuth A person who investigates crimes and gathers information (detective).
evidence Something, such as a witness statement or object that is used as proof in a crime.
motive An inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way.
Red Herring Something that is used to divert attention from the basic issue.
suspect A person who is suspected of a crime (multiple suspects in a story).
victim Someone who is suspected of a crime.
witness Someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something.
culprit The individual who committed the Crime.
Created by: suehusiak