Ch 8 Box 3

10-21-17_9-45-11 PM

The new box came while Korbin was at work. Kaylee had sent him a text letting him know it was waiting when he got home. She decided to occupy herself with some writing on the computer until he got home.

10-21-17_9-51-25 PM

She waited until he was home and had showered before opening the box.

“We may as well check the inspector list first.”

Korbin nodded as Kaylee logged onto the Listening Friends of America website and put in the information for the inspector list.21231003_681439968713244_3553984599664628244_n

She looked through the list and frowned a bit. “He no longer needs his hospital bracelet? Is he being released?”

Korbin shrugged and picked up the letters. “Let’s save the rest of that for later and just see what our friends have to say this month.”

Kaylee walked with him to the sofa and sat down. Her back was bothering her so she was happy to relax while going through the box.21106550_681439832046591_6757670496346985076_n

Korbin read through the letter then pointed to the signature. “It changed again. Madson is no longer the Vice President?”

“Well the letter does say there are changes being made. Maybe that is one of them. They demoted him.”

She grabbed the letter from JWJ to read through it.21106366_681439738713267_8838739920659561099_n

She looked close at the letter as she read it. “This is written oddly. Some of the letters are replaced with numbers.” She handed it to Korbin to look at.

“The last paragraph mentions the binary system. Maybe it’s using a binary code?”

Kaylee shrugged. “I do not know anything about that stuff. That is your area.”

Korbin wrote down the code and spent a bit of time working it out.

01001001 01100111 01101111 01110100 01001101


Kaylee looked at him making an odd face. “What in the hell does that mean?”

Korbin shook his head. “Your guess is as good as mine.”

Ch 7: Out of the Box

10-15-17_11-01-36 AM

Kaylee was starting to get restless. The baby was not due for a few months and everything in the nursery was finished and waiting for their daughter.

The email telling them that their next box had been shipped had showed up in their inbox, but the box had not been delivered yet. Since they had already looked over everything in the first two boxes and done all the research they felt they could on it, they were left with nothing to do. Or maybe not…

10-15-17_11-04-22 AM

While they were having a dinner of yet another pasta dish, Korbin came up with an idea. “We have not checked out the website they keep putting on the letters. Maybe we should do that.”

Kaylee nodded around the mouth full of spaghetti then swallowed. “Maybe there’s some clues on the website that we haven’t seen yet.”

10-15-17_10-49-41 AM

Once they finished eating, they settled in front of the computer. Korbin typed in the web address for Listening Friends of America. They went through the links on the page and stopped at the Inspector Notes Database.

“Kaylee, bring me the envelopes the things came in. There were inspection stickers on them.”


Korbin followed the directions on the page and smiled as a new page showed up.


Kaylee pointed to the line marked 4. “We were on the right tract with the harp string.”

That made them both feel better about the things they had already come up with.

Korbin put in the information for the second box.


They pulled up a page similar to the first.


“This inspector seems to really like our killer friend.”

Kaylee nodded and frowned a bit. “I wonder if this inspector is going to let things come through that normally wouldn’t. He did let that tooth pass inspection after all.”

“If he sends the rest of the dragon to go with the tooth, I’ll slay him for you. My princess will remain safe in her tower.”

Kaylee couldn’t help but giggle. “My knight in tarnished armor. How lucky I am to have you to protect me.” She kissed his cheek then pointed at the computer. “The princess orders her knight to continue searching the website for more clues.”

They didn’t find anything else of use or interest until they clicked on the Archives link. At first glance the newsletter did not provide much information.

“Let’s solve the puzzle. My grandfather used to do these in the Sunday newspapers. I think I can do this.”

Kaylee wrote it down then sat down to work on it.


It took her awhile, but she finally figured it out.

“The pilot was born this year…Twenty five years later he never made it to Bpazil”

“There seems to be a typo or something in the puzzle. They have a p instead of an r in Brazil.”

Korbin looked at her solution. “Let’s see if we can find any 25 year old pilots who crashed on their way to Brazil.”

He searched Google and found a lot on crashes near and in Brazil. Finally he found one that looked promising. “I think I found it.”

He showed Kaylee the page about Paul Redfern.

“So the switched P and R are a clue to the pilot’s initials. Since it says The pilot was born this year, the year he was born is a clue to something.”

Korbin looked over the article. “This doesn’t say when he was born.”

“But it does say when he died. So subtract 25 from 1927 and that tells you his birth year. He was born in 1902.”

Korbin wrote that down in their notebook. “What is that a clue for?”

“I have no clue.”

Korbin remembered something he had learned from a hacker friend and typed something onto the computer. This brought up a new unlinked page on the Listening Friends of America website. He typed the 1902 into the box and looked at the results. “1618…isn’t that the number on the back of the letter when we put the light on it?”

“Yes. That has to be what the clue is leading us to.”

They clicked on the link which led to yet another link.

“An audio file.” Korbin turned up the volume on the computer so they could both listen to it.

(transcript of the audio file)


Kaylee looked at Korbin frowning. “That was weird. You could tell he was drugged in that second part. And it really sounds like they are telling him that he killed the girl, not asking him.”

“Like they were convincing him that he did it.”

She nodded agreeing with him. “That convinces me even more that he did not kill Lillian. I really think it was that doctor. Why else would he try so hard to convince Lloyd that he was the killer? He is trying to pass off the crime onto a poor drugged man.”

Kaylee sat down and sighed. “I think I’m done for today. After listening to that, I want to go do something fun. How about a trip to the city for some karaoke?”

Ch 6 Box 2

Kaylee stretched then opened her eyes. She saw Korbin setting there watching her. “Are you watching me sleep?”

“I was.”

“That is not creepy at all.”

She sat up and saw what he had in his hand.


“Is that the file from the game?” She groaned when he nodded his head. “I have created a monster.”

He laughed and swatted her leg with the file. “We are going to tackle this thing today, if you feel up to it.”

She sat up and reached for the file.

“This can wait until after I have been fed breakfast and had a shower.”

He laughed and went to the kitchen to fix her some eggs and toast while she headed for the bathroom.

Her breakfast was ready when she came out of the bathroom. The file sat on the table between the two of them.

“We can get started on it. I can eat and work at the same time.”

Korbin opened the file and looked at the first page. “This looks very interesting.”


“So this is the commitment papers for Lloyd McGowan?”

Korbin looked at the paper and nodded. “Looks like it.”

09-29-17_10-22-31 PM

“Involuntary commitment at the L. F. O’Brien Asylum in New York. His mother had him committed.”

Kaylee pointed to the dates at the top of the paper. “Right before his birthday too. That had to suck.”

They looked over the first page of the file.

“No drug abuse and no past hospitalizations. It does say that he may have a neurological disorder though. It also says he is sometimes violent.”

Korbin flipped to the next page.


Kaylee pointed to the family history section. “Alcohol or substance abuse and violence. Do you think that maybe one of his parents was abusive?”

“If so, maybe the asylum is the best place for him. Especially since it also says he is a danger to himself.”

Kaylee nodded and flipped to the next page.


“The day after he is officially admitted, he attacked the janitor. This is also the day after his 26th birthday.”

Korbin sighed and shook his head. “Crappy birthday made even worse. It says he ended up locked in his room.


Korbin looked at the page on the opposite side of the file. “This is about a month later. Says he was being difficult and refusing to go to bed then got violent with the orderlies. He was placed under close supervision.”

Kaylee pointed to one of the lines. “It also mentions an abusive father.”

She looked at the next page.


“Almost a month later, he gets in a fight with someone in the exercise yard. This man likes to fight.”

09-30-17_3-15-57 PM


“Those mutterings make no sense.”

“They are usually important to the person though.” Korbin pointed that out then looked at the medical report again. “I wonder what gave him the cut on his chest. Just smacking someone wouldn’t do that.”


Kaylee pointed to the next report. “He is back in the medical ward the next day with additional injuries. Those scratch marks on his arms and the contusions on his arms and chest are probably from the day before. They are listed on both reports. The only thing really new on this one is to his head.”

“It says he may have hit his head on the wall.”

“That’s possible. I have felt like doing it myself many times after a conversation with you.”

Korbin looked over at her and frowned. “What do you mean by that?”

“Nothing, dear.” Kaylee turned the page to the next report.


“Six days later they have decided to medicate and quarantine Lloyd. They are going to check on him every hour.”

“And leave him there for three months. How nice of them.”

09-30-17_3-24-43 PM

Kaylee looked at the next report and frowned. “This one isn’t about our new friend Lloyd. It’s about some woman named Lilian.”


Korbin read the report and frowned. “That poor girl.”

09-29-17_11-24-54 PM

“This has to be the murder that JWJ mentioned in his letter. This is the one we have to solve.”

Kaylee nodded and took her empty plate to the sink. She washed it quickly then went back to the table. She read over the report again. “She was raped, beaten, and stabbed.” She pointed to part of the report. “She was on birth control.”

She looked up at Korbin. “If she was in an asylum, why would she need to be on birth control? Was she having sex with someone in there? Another patient? A staff member?”

“Look at the dates, Kaylee. It was a week after they locked Lloyd away in his room. Last time I looked at a calendar, a week is not as long as three months.”

She looked at that thinking about it. “So Lloyd could not have done it. He was medicated and quarantined when Lilian was killed.” She got up and walked to the computer. She pulled up Google and typed something into the search box.

09-29-17_3-26-17 PM

“What are you doing, honey?”

“I am checking out that drug they gave Lloyd. This says that it causes tiredness and a bunch of other stuff. It is used to treat schizophrenia.” She read a bit more before something caught her attention. “One of the side effects is impotence and lack of sperm production.”

Korbin listened to what she said then looked at the autopsy report for Lilian. “If the medication had been given to him a week earlier, it had time to take affect. If it causes impotence, then there was no way that he raped Lilian and left semen. It was definitely someone else who killed her.”

Kaylee nodded as she walked back to the table. “I agree. It was not Lloyd. He was framed for her murder.”

She grabbed the file and looked at the next item.

“Thirty years later. There’s our dear friend George Madson again.”


“It sounds like this Dr. Richter dude is really wanting to get rid of Lloyd for some reason. He’s sending him to another facility.”

Korbin looked at Kaylee to find her laughing about something. “What is so funny?”

“It is most likely nothing, but look at the name of Dr. Richter’s facility and look at the name of Madson’s.”

Korbin looked at the two but didn’t notice anything. “Okay? What am I missing?”

“The first letters of each are the same. LFOA.”

Korbin looked then shrugged. “Interesting, but not really funny.”

Kaylee rolled her eyes and sighed. “You really are no fun and have no sense of humor. I hope our daughter gets my fun side and your eyes.” She turned the page and looked at the last item in the file. “So good ol’ George wants to take Lloyd off the no sex juice and make him talk.”


They closed the file thinking about the things they learned in it.

“Lloyd is a violent schizophrenic who has attacked a few people, but it was impossible for him to have raped and killed Lilian.”