Thursday, May 23, 2002

trouble in paradise

Police at a tropical island are undertaking a murder investigation that's troubling for a couple of reasons. One is that it's the first murder on the island for 150 years. Another is that they have 2600 suspects:
In an unprecedented move, police have mailed out 2600 questionnaires, 1800 to island residents aged over 10 and 800 to tourists who were on the island on March 31.

The questionnaire asks people if they knew Patton, who worked at an island hotel, whether they saw her on the day she was murdered, and to detail their movements on that fateful day.