Welcome to the walkthrough for the escape room “Murder at Jefferson Estate”.
Murder at Jefferson Estate Walkthrough
If you are having trouble solving a particular puzzle, I advise you to please read each note carefully. If your still having trouble here are the solutions to each puzzle
Unlocking the office
The key to the main office is inside the record player, the clue on how to open it is on the small shelf next to the arm chair in the living room. If you look into the office through the window you will see a record on the top shelf to the right. If you go back to the living room you will find a stack of records, in which you will find the duplicate of the one you saw on the office shelf, use this record to open the record player and get the office key.
Getting the computer password
There is a clue about the computer password on top of the PC tower, when looking at the clue its shows a set of 4 colour coded digits in the form of (*)s. If you use this clue while looking at the portraits of Jefferson JR and Jefferson SR, you will notice that there is colour coded numbers on each. The answer to the puzzle is Jefferson SRs number subtracted by Jefferson JRs number (the difference) (2-6-4-9)
The Dining room picture puzzle
Each picture has a tag with a shape on it. Clicking the small picture frames on the floating shelves will reveal a set of numbers one over each picture. use the tags to find the correct number for each symbol and use the order of the pictures on the shelf to get the combination (0-8-9-6). This give you the USB drive
Opening the secret room
Hidden in the fireplace is a burned note that hints toward a secret room somewhere in the house. It also hints towards a trap door somewhere near the fireplace. Moving the armchair to the left of the fire place will reveal the trap door, they key to which is inside the office cabinets. Opening this will reveal a new clue as well as open the bottom left door of the shelf right of the fire place. To get the combination to this lock, refer to the clue in the trap door which shows a miniature of the dining room table. If you look inside each tea cup on the table it will have a number of marbles in it. Each number relates to a digit of the combination, relative to the golden candle stick at the head of the table. Entering the correct combination will open the secret room revealing the hidden location of the body.
Getting the security footage
Once you have the USB drive, the hard drive (in the cabinet with the body) and have turned on the computer. Insert the hard drive on the side of the tower, click “Load HDD”, then click “Download security files”, the USB drive will turn green and you can now pick it up and place it on the evidence pedestal
The DNA Scanner
There are many pieces of DNA in the form of hair samples scattered around the house, the correct two pieces is the one near the body (hinted at by the original case notes) and the one in the cigar box in the bottom right office cabinet (key found in the living room cabinet, hinted at by the note in the left side computer desk drawer). Once you have the two valid samples, place them on the DNA scanner and click the button. Once the DNA scanner has completed it will print out a report which can be placed on the evidence pedestal.
Once you open the secret room and have found the body, grab the skull on top of the bag of money. The skull has a distinct marking that hints toward the murder weapon (Fireplace shovel). The murder weapon itself has faint markings of blood as well. Once you have the murder weapon and the skull, place the skull on the evidence pedestal and then place the murder weapon on the back of the skull on the markings.
Completing the room
To complete the room all three pieces of evidence () need to be placed on their respective pedestals and the room will complete.