SOLVED! The waiter did it

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 January, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 January, 1994, 12:00am

CONGRATULATIONS to Bruce Bill of Mid-levels, the winner of our Murder Mystery competition. A police inspector at Causeway Bay, he used his investigative skills to identify the murderer as page boy waiter Wai Ye.

It was all an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. Precious Leung had been receiving blackmail demands from gossip columnist Dale Wynde, who was threatening to expose some sordid polaroids of the starlet.

On the night of the murder she handed two notes to Wai Ye who mixed them up when he dropped them on the floor. Wynde received a letter which read: 'I'm being blackmailed my darling, and I can't stand it anymore. Will you love me forever?'' Murdered millionaire Lo Sai-kwong was given the note intended for Wynde: 'So you want more? Well come and get it . . .' Assuming it was an invitation for a romantic rendezvous, Mr Lo threw the columnist's cape over his costume and ran to meet his lady love.

The waiter's instructions were to kill Wynde who would be wearing his signature black cape. The page boy's feather quill, found at the scene of the crime, led Inspector Cribbins to the waiters' pantry.

Inspector Bill and his wife will enjoy five nights at the luxurious Sheraton Mirage Hotel in Port Douglas, Queensland and have access to the activities on offer. Located on Four Mile Beach, close to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas boasts a fine array of restaurants and cocktail lounges, a magnificent 18-hole championship golf-course, nine floodlit tennis courts, gymnasium, lap pool and sauna.