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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It took almost 7 years for the mystery behind the unsolved murder of Andre Marshall to be unravelled. Most who heard the resolution were amused. A few experts were annoyed. The perpetrator got off with a warning. Why?

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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Andre Marshall Human/Deceased/Male? was he indeed murdered? 7 years ago?
The perpetrator Human/Alive/Male?
Was Andre Marshall famous? Was the perpetrator?
Did the perpetrator get a warning for being involved in Andre Marshall's death? for something completely unrelated?
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Was Andre Marshall a real person? Fictional character? H/A/M?

Was he really murdered? Does 'the perpetrator' refer to the killer of Andre? Is the perpetrator HAM? F?
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Sundowner:

Andre Marshall Human/Deceased/Male? yes was he indeed murdered? yope 7 years ago? the date of the murder was given as September 18, 2005
The perpetrator Human/Alive/Male? yes to all
Was Andre Marshall famous? outside of being a murder victim, no Was the perpetrator? outside of being the perpetrator, no
Did the perpetrator get a warning for being involved in Andre Marshall's death? yesish for something completely unrelated? not completely unrelated

Enjay:

Was Andre Marshall a real person? no Fictional character? yesish H/A/M? yes

Was he really murdered? no real murder of anyone named Andre Marshall took place Does 'the perpetrator' refer to the killer of Andre? no Is the perpetrator HAM? F? HAM
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if Andre was indeed murdered was he: poisoned? stabbed? shot? suffocated? burned? drowned? strangled? ran over? blunt trauma?
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if Andre was indeed murdered was he: poisoned? stabbed? shot? suffocated? burned? drowned? strangled? by accounts, he was found suspended by the neck, but was not thought to be the cause of death was ran over? blunt trauma? By accounts, the cause of death was blunt trauma
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Is Andre Marshall a false name for another person? Was a character called Andre Marshall killed off in a fictional work?

Did Andre appear in a book? Film? TV show?

The people who were amused and the experts who were annoyed - did they exist in the same fictional world as Andre? In the 'real world'? Did the perpetrator exist in the real world? Was the perpetrator an author or similar, who decided that the character of Andre would die?
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Is Andre Marshall a false name for another person? no Was a character called Andre Marshall killed off in a fictional work? yes, DOYD of 'fictional work'

Did Andre appear in a book? Film? TV show? none of the above

The people who were amused and the experts who were annoyed - did they exist in the same fictional world as Andre? no In the 'real world'? yes Did the perpetrator exist in the real world? yes Was the perpetrator an author or similar, who decided that the character of Andre would die? arguably yes, weighted much more heavily towards 'similar' than 'author'
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Was Andre in a game? A work of art? A dream? A piece of theatre?

Was the mystery unravelled because another installment of the fictional-work-type-thing was released? Because the truth was revealed within the fictional world? Was the truth revealed by the perpetrator?

Was the perpetrator warned by the police? Other legal force? Was it a warning in the sense of a legal caution? A threat? A warning that something specific would happen?
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Was Andre in a game? A work of art? A dream? A piece of theatre? none of the above

Was the mystery unravelled because another installment of the fictional-work-type-thing was released? no Because the truth was revealed within the fictional world? no Was the truth revealed by the perpetrator? no, outside of their culpability, and that didn't happen after the 7-year period

Was the perpetrator warned by the police? no Other legal force? no Was it a warning in the sense of a legal caution? closest to this A threat? no A warning that something specific would happen? yes, inasmuch as it related to a punitive measure of sorts against the perpetrator
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Scnr: Was André part of a lateral puzzle?
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Scnr: Was André part of a lateral puzzle? this one notwithstanding, no
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I don't suppose the film Cannibal Holocaust is relevant? (The film-makers were accused of actually killing actors.)
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I don't suppose the film Cannibal Holocaust is relevant? (The film-makers were accused of actually killing actors.) It isn't.
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there ever a real person called Andre Marshall (well, I'm sure there was, but I mean one with any connection to the Andre Marshall featured here)? A real person not with that name, but on who Andre Marshall was based?

Is it relevant that you gave Andre Marshall's full name? Is his first name Andre, and family name Marshall?

Does 'the resolution' in the statement refer to the unravelling of Andre's murder? Does this unravelling refer to discovering who killed Andre? How they did it? Why they did it? Whether they did it at all?

Was Andre described using words in whatever fictionalworkish he appeared in? Was he portrayed visually? Does he appear in mythology? Legend? Rumour? Does he appear in some kind of hypothetical scenario?

Was the mystery unravelled in 2012?

Were the experts experts on Andre? On the type of fictional work that he appeared in? On the specific fictional work he appeared in?
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Was there ever a real person called Andre Marshall (well, I'm sure there was, but I mean one with any connection to the Andre Marshall featured here)? A real person not with that name, but on who Andre Marshall was based? I strongly suspect not. Perfunctory research on my behalf suggests that both the person and the circumstances of their murder are not based on any historical person or event; at least, not a well-documented or notable person or event

Is it relevant that you gave Andre Marshall's full name? Difficult to answer; I give Andre Marshall's full name for the same reason any discussion on David Copperfield wouldn't talk about "'Charles Dicken's 'David'" with no clarification Is his first name Andre, and family name Marshall? yes

Does 'the resolution' in the statement refer to the unravelling of Andre's murder? yes, such as the unravelling is Does this unravelling refer to discovering who killed Andre? no How they did it? Why they did it? Whether they did it at all? no to any of these

Was Andre described using words in whatever fictionalworkish he appeared in? He was, although sparingly Was he portrayed visually? no Does he appear in mythology? no Legend? no Rumour? yes, explore Does he appear in some kind of hypothetical scenario? no

Was the mystery unravelled in 2012? yes

Were the experts experts on Andre? no On the type of fictional work that he appeared in? yes, fa lurking On the specific fictional work he appeared in? yes, fa lurking
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Blooper alert: The answer to your question, Whether they did it at all? should read, 'Yesish'
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Did people think that AM was real? That a real person called Andre Marshall was murdered? Was the rumour false? If so, does the unravelling refer to the discovery that it was false? Is the perpetrator the person who started the rumour?

Did AM appear in an urban legend? A cautionary tale? Scary story?
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Did people think that AM was real? yes That a real person called Andre Marshall was murdered? yes Was the rumour false? yes If so, does the unravelling refer to the discovery that it was false? yes Is the perpetrator the person who started the rumour? yes

Did AM appear in an urban legend? A cautionary tale? Scary story? none of the above
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Did the rumour start immediately after Andre was supposedly murdered in 2005? A while after? Before?

Did the perpetrator have a particular motive for starting the rumour? Did they want to get attention? Scare people? Frame someone for the 'murder'? See how easy it was to start a rumour? Was it a joke that got out of hand?

Did the rumour include a supposed killer? A relevant motive? Was it claimed to be a hate crime? A gang killing? An act of vengeance? Relevant where AM was supposedly murdered? Was his death rumoured to have been documented in some way?

Should we find out more about AM (as portrayed in the rumour?) Is his age relevant? Job? Health? Family?

Were the experts experts on rumours? On how rumours spread? On murders? On the Andre Marshall story? Were they annoyed because they had been taken in? Because they has wasted time on a rumour? Were they annoyed that the rumour was exposed as untrue, because they would have rather people kept believing it?
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Did the rumour start immediately after Andre was supposedly murdered in 2005? no A while after? This. It was traced to 2006 Before? no

Did the perpetrator have a particular motive for starting the rumour? yes, conjecture ahoy: Did they want to get attention? this is a likely factor Scare people? no, although this is a possible consequence Frame someone for the 'murder'? no, although this is a possible consequence See how easy it was to start a rumour? this is a likely factor Was it a joke that got out of hand? It is impossible for me to gauge, but I think the perpetrator would be amused to see that it took 7 years before the account of Andre's murder was revealed as false

Did the rumour include a supposed killer? likely suspects were identified A relevant motive? yes Was it claimed to be a hate crime? no A gang killing? yes An act of vengeance? yes Relevant where AM was supposedly murdered? no Was his death rumoured to have been documented in some way? please rephrase

Should we find out more about AM (as portrayed in the rumour?) no Is his age relevant? Job? Health? Family? no to all

Were the experts experts on rumours? knowledge of separating fact from fiction formed part of their expertise On how rumours spread? not really On murders? no On the Andre Marshall story? no Were they annoyed because they had been taken in? yes; they and others Because they has wasted time on a rumour? no Were they annoyed that the rumour was exposed as untrue, because they would have rather people kept believing it? certainly not
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By "Was his death rumoured to have been documented in some way?" I meant, for example, that the rumour-monger claimed that a certain video showed Andre being murdered, or that a fuzzy photo was in fact a picture of his corpse, or maybe that some kind of record of his killing existed but did not produce it.

Did the perpetrator just tell people the rumour? Did they plant or fabricate evidence to support the story? Did they claim to have personal involvement with the murder? To have known Andre? To have witnessed the murder? Discovered some evidence?

Had the annoyed experts previously investigated the rumour? Declared it to be true? Recommended investigation of the murder? Was the murder investigated as an actual crime?

Was the perpetrator in school? University? Were they warned by a non-police authority figure, like a teacher? A parent? An employer?
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By "Was his death rumoured to have been documented in some way?" I meant, for example, that the rumour-monger claimed that a certain video showed Andre being murdered, or that a fuzzy photo was in fact a picture of his corpse, or maybe that some kind of record of his killing existed but did not produce it. yes, strictly speaking, elements of documentation come into this

Did the perpetrator just tell people the rumour? yes, they did not claim any personal involvement Did they plant or fabricate evidence to support the story? Yesish Did they claim to have personal involvement with the murder? To have known Andre? To have witnessed the murder? no Discovered some evidence? yesish

Had the annoyed experts previously investigated the rumour? yes, the rumour had been looked into by experts before Declared it to be true? no active declaration of truth had occurred Recommended investigation of the murder? no Was the murder investigated as an actual crime? no

Was the perpetrator in school? University? I don't know Were they warned by a non-police authority figure, like a teacher? yes, but not a teacher A parent? An employer? neither of these
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Was the perpetrator warned by religious leader? By a doctor? By his direct supervisor? By someone who has no power upon him, but whose opinion was important for him?
Is it relevant in what circumstances he started the rumour? Was it during a test? As part of his work? Did he oficially inform the authorities about the murder?
Did he start the rumour by speaking? By writing? In the internet? In other media? Publicly?
Did he perform a sort of experiment?
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Was the perpetrator warned by religious leader? By a doctor? By his direct supervisor? no to all so far, but this last option is closest By someone who has no power upon him, but whose opinion was important for him? no
Is it relevant in what circumstances he started the rumour? yes Was it during a test? no As part of his work? no Did he oficially inform the authorities about the murder? no
Did he start the rumour by speaking? no By writing? yes In the internet? yes In other media? no Publicly? yes
Did he perform a sort of experiment? Possibly; he may have been waiting to see how long the 'rumour' lasted, or he may have just started it for its own sake
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Was the man in the military? Was he warned by his commander?
Did the man work for the university? Did he start rumour as part of his studies? Was he warned by university authorities?
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Was the man in the military? Was he warned by his commander? no to both; getting colder
Did the man work for the university? no Did he start rumour as part of his studies? no Was he warned by university authorities? no
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Was he warned by someone who pays him? By someone who checks quality of his work? By sumeone who provides him service? By his family member? By his partner?
When he started rumours, did he have a job? Was he a student?
Did he start the rumour as April Fool's prank?
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Was he warned by someone who pays him? no By someone who checks quality of his work? yes By sumeone who provides him service? yes By his family member? no By his partner? no
When he started rumours, did he have a job? no idea; irrelevant Was he a student? no
Did he start the rumour as April Fool's prank? no, going by the date the 'rumour' was first written down.
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Was he warned by his Internet provider?
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Was he warned by his Internet provider? no
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He published the "rumour" in the internet - did he do it on a forum? On his own website? On someone else's website? As a comment to other publication?
Was he warned by the owner/adminitstrator of the site where the "rumour" was published? By forum moderator? Was he warned by someone controlling his internet activity?
Did he publish the "rumour" as a part of his job?
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He published the "rumour" in the internet - did he do it on a forum? no On his own website? no On someone else's website? no As a comment to other publication? noish
Was he warned by the owner/adminitstrator of the site where the "rumour" was published? yes By forum moderator? no Was he warned by someone controlling his internet activity? the person who warned him had some control of his activity on that website
Did he publish the "rumour" as a part of his job? no
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Did he publish the "rumour" in a social media service? Is it relevant why was the rumour treated seriously by experts?
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Did something in particular happen after the seven years to reveal the truth? Did the rumour-creator confess? Did somebody investigate the case? Re-examine evidence?
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Redwine:

Did he publish the "rumour" in a social media service? no Is it relevant why was the rumour treated seriously by experts? it has to do with the specific site on which it was published

Enjay:

Did something in particular happen after the seven years to reveal the truth? no external event occurred; someone just thought to look into it further Did the rumour-creator confess? no Did somebody investigate the case? yes Re-examine evidence? and yes
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Did he publish his "rumour" on a site that made it more believable? Did he publish it on some kind of experts' site?
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Did he publish it on a website at all? If so, a site that is not owned by anybody? Not owned by any one person? Via email? Gaming relevant?

Did he publish the rumour anonymously? Did he take steps to make it seem like the rumour has support from multiple people?
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<font color="sauvignon">Redwine:<font >

Did he publish his "rumour" on a site that made it more believable? yes Did he publish it on some kind of experts' site? the site features content provided by both experts and amateurs

Enjay:

Did he publish it on a website at all? yes If so, a site that is not owned by anybody? no Not owned by any one person? it's run by a non-profit organisation, although it had a single founder Via email? Gaming relevant? no to both

Did he publish the rumour anonymously? he didn't attach a byline to the rumour or anything, but his identity was easily traceable Did he take steps to make it seem like the rumour has support from multiple people? yes, in regard to referencing/evidence
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Sorry about the formatting blunder, Redwine.
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So he published it on a website, but neither his own website, nor someone else's website? Was it a website to which anyone can contribute?

Did people believe the rumour because they trusted the non-profit organisation? Was the website related to crime? The local area?
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So he published it on a website, but neither his own website, nor someone else's website? Was it a website to which anyone can contribute? yes

Did people believe the rumour because they trusted the non-profit organisation? yes, or at least what they strove to achieve Was the website related to crime? partly, but not primarily The local area? in even smaller part, but not primarily
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Did he publish the rumour at Wikipedia? Other internet encyclopedia?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he publish the rumour at Wikipedia? yes!

***** SPOILER *****

The Murder of Andre Marshall was an article first submitted to Wikipedia on September 18, 2005. It dealt with a fictitious gang killing in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The article was bolstered with a series of references to newspaper articles, radio programmes and books about crime. 7 years later, a curious person learned that every google search about the incident directed him to a mirror of the wikipedia page, and none of the articles or books cited could be found or substantiated.

The article then became famous as Wikipedia's 5th longest-lasting hoax.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_hoaxes_on_Wikipedia/Murder_of_Andre_Marshall


Congratulations to Redwine for the solve, as well as Enjay for some good questions and everyone else who participated.

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