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## Family Fired!

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #14457 Fun: (2.86) Difficulty: (2.81) Category: Logic Submitted By: taniapereira99 Corrected By: cnmne

Mary Beem, who was a wife, mother of four and grandmother of nine, was shot to death by an angry relative. Find out the name of the relative it was by piecing together the relationships of each person with the clues below.

The killer's sister was suspicious of her sibling and confirmed her distrust by talking to three people: her grandfather Bob, her cousin Bo, and her uncle (blood relative) Bill. She called the police, and the suspect was apprehended at the victim's funeral service. Only the direct descendants and their spouses were present. (Note: None of Mary's grandchildren were married or had kids, and no two people have the same first name.)

1. Bill was talking with his brother-in-law Barry.
2. Bart, Buck, and Bruce (who were all brothers) were by their grandmother's casket.
3. Mary's daughter May, who was with her husband Ben, had their two children: Missy and Bernie.
4. Mo, Bob's son-in-law, was comforting his wife Robin, and both were keeping an eye on their sons.
5. Bo was by himself in a corner grieving, while his sister Molly was talking with their cousin Megan.
6. Myra was consoling one of her two children, Brad, who had been very close to his grandmother.
7. Bob was with his daughter Maria.

NOTE: Each of the 4 couples has at least 2 kids.

WHO IS THE KILLER?

### Hint

Draw a family tree.

Each of the 4 children of Mary Beem has a spouse, and each couple has children. Since all must have at least two kids, only one couple has three kids (a total of 9 grandchildren).

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 griphook Aug 26, 2003 cleverly constructed... as usual camsha Aug 27, 2003 I would just point out that the answer claims Bob is Robin's spouse. This is incorrect, Bob is the grandfather and spouse of the victim. Mo is Robin's spouse. taniapereira99 Aug 27, 2003 Thanks for pointing out the mistake... these things slip by me when I'm writing them up! chloe31 Aug 30, 2003 a really clever teaser, it takes a while to get it though. strathconn Sep 01, 2003 i loved that one. i hope i find more like it. faeriedreams Sep 05, 2003 quite confusing.. i dun realli understand JO47 Sep 08, 2003 well done, enjoyed solving it taniapereira99 Sep 09, 2003 Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments! spoiledbrat Sep 18, 2003 It was too hard! I didn't even finish reading it! Too many words! sioga Nov 29, 2007 why missy is not the killer?no other point about missy. scallio Nov 29, 2007 Loved it! scallio Nov 29, 2007 To answer the question: Why could Missy not be the killer? Because "The killer's sister was suspicious of her sibling" implies the killer has a sister, has a grandpa Bob (dead Mary's hubby), a cousin Bo (means killer's sister isn't Molly, Bo's sister) and an uncle Bill. Since Buck, Bart and Bruce can't have a sister because there are only 9 grandkids, that leaves just Missy and Bernie. Missy was suspicious of her sibling (Bernie) and turned him in. sioga Dec 27, 2007 hehee..now i know that bernie is male.u should write bernie(m) and missy(f) so that no one will get confused.m and f indicate male and female.