The Mystery of the Bones



The Scene

~ Author's Note: These are ficticious characters in a ficticious crime scene

In a quiet camping area known as Crystal Lake, four complete human skeletons were found in the mud when the lake began to dry during a drought. Detectives checked the missing person's reports for people in the area and found that four people had disappeared from that area over the last 10 years.

Oddly, the skeletons were almost completely intact due to being preserved in the clay at the bottom of the lake



(Pretend) Missing Persons

victim 1

Name: Sara Munchausen
Age: 18
Height: 5'0 / 152 cm
Weight: 115 lbs

victim 2

Name: Robert Downey
Age: 45
Height: 5'4 / 163 cm
Weight: 190 lbs

victim 3

Name: Eva Longori
Age: 55
Height: 5'5 / 165 cm
Weight: 140 lbs

victim 4

Name: Neil Baxter
Age: 32
Height: 6'0 / 181 cm
Weight: 210 lbs


You can choose from the paper version or the digital version to complete the task.

Paper Version of Mystery of the Bones : This version requires printing of multiple pages, scissors to cut out bones and tape to glue them to paper as a reconstruction

Remote Version of Mystery of the Bones : This version uses Google slides with color coded portions for each member to complete a different section and then compile the results on the last page. The document can be shared to groups so that each can be working together on it, while on different devices.