*Update* MYSTERY SOLVED – Can Anyone Explain This ?

Mystery solved:

mystery solved

The item was most likely the original flimsy cover for Mike Brown’s body after it was removed and bagged. Placed on the ground away from the body as the larger covering was put into place.   Makes sense.

Picture of Mike Brown body from Piaget Crenshaw video screenshot:

before cone 8 nothing

Picture of Mike Brown body from unknown video screenshot (several minutes later):

cone 8 East of Mike Brown   canfield cone 8


Notice anything?

Here’s the video containing both:



If you use basic geometry, which requires the same reference points visible in both pictures, you are able to adjust the images to match perspectives.   This is what I come up with.

Notice that Piaget’s image would be taken from approximately 15′ higher as her apartment balcony was on the 3rd floor and approximately 15′ further west.

Piaget Crenshaw Image:

before cone 8 nothing

Image from lower tenant reconciled for perspective:

canfield cone 8 - adjusted for perspective orientation

Putting the two shots side-by-side you can see the cone appears later, and the article next to the cone appears later after Piaget’s footage was taken.    If the article was present when Piaget took the picture it would have been in her screen view as captured:

before cone 8 nothing canfield cone 8 - adjusted for perspective orientation

 Piaget image on left – unknown witness footage on right

So long as Piaget’s video has not been photoshopped or altered, whatever that white article is, was not present when Piaget took her image.  It would definitely have been captured.

The black line on the right image represents the left side margin parameter of Piaget’s image.  Using the three points of similarity between the two images:

  1. The sidewalk crack (to the west – or lower right)
  2. The curvature of the grass and three distinct weeds
  3. The damp crack in the roadway leading to the gutter.

These three points allow triangulation, and permit a similarity.   To be safe and, to create a margin of irrefutability, I gave a 5° conservative lean trying to remove the *white item* /and or cone – it simply doesn’t remove it.

Conclusion:   The item – as it appears in the later photography – was not there when Piaget took her image.



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214 Responses to *Update* MYSTERY SOLVED – Can Anyone Explain This ?

  1. McGuffin says:

    WAIT….I see ” UPDATE; Mystery Solved” but I don’t see the solution.


    • lovemygirl says:

      The butler, in the pantry with a candlestick.

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    • lovemygirl says:

      I think SD is part way through the update but it appears it was the original small covering over Michael that was folded/rolled up when they covered him with a larger one for transport.


    • sundance says:

      It’s the first sheet used to cover the body bagged, and set on the ground with a cone to identify the location when the coroner arrived.


      • Sundance, please monitor McGuffin’s posts for racism. His 8:52 post for example. This site is too important to be tainted by this type of commenter.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Sharon says:

          I’ll check it out (admin) – SD has lots on his plate as you can imagine.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Sharon says:

          Good catch. It’s gone now. Checked a bit further back and found a couple more using similar language. Whenever we hit some hot news items we experience the secret potty mouths and disguised racists taking liberties because, many times, there’s too much going on and moving too fast for us to catch them all, and they’re counting on that. Of course, at a certain point, we throw them out and lock the door so we don’t have to keep watching for them. Kids on the playground who need a monitor. yechhh. And thanks.

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  2. doodahdaze says:

    The straight lines in the pics like the center and road edges converge at a vanishing point out of the pic. Just as in a drawing or painting. In reality they are parallel but depending on the view they are not. It is perspective.


  3. froggielegs says:

    Just wondering… where are the protests, riots, looters, Shahid, Sharpton, Crump, Parks, Media outrage?

    Ohh my bad.. he was white.


  4. rumpole2 says:

    Well done
    By the time I spotted this “mystery”… you guys had it solved 🙂


  5. OldIADGuy says:

    “The original small covering over Michael that was folded/rolled up when they covered him with a larger one for transport.” Anything is possible, but normally when you place something on the body, it stays with the body. If you needed a larger covering, you would just place the larger covering over the original. After the preliminary examine at the scene the body would be wrapped in the coverings, placed either on a stretcher or in a body bag and conveyed to the morgue. Taking the coverings would help ensure evidence on the body or attached to the coverings will be conveyed to the morgue where a thorough examine is conducted.

    The item was on the scene in this photo which was apparently taken after shots had been fired, as evidenced by the officer with the AR15.


    As maggiemoowho observed, there was no cone by it then Also the ME had not yet arrived. The cone looks smaller than the other cones on the scene.

    Just a thought, there was a photo of a number of officers holding up sheets to block the view why the ME examined the body at the scene. In this photo there are two detectives with their backs to the camera. Most of the sheets being used were dark blue, however, I thought one of them may have been white. A rolled up sheet and a cone may have been placed there awaiting the arrival of the ME. The paramedic may have left an extra sheet on the scene. I don’t know, the object and cone were placed there for a reason, the why is a mystery.


  6. Could be a pouch that held the white sheet that covered Brown.


  7. Gridlock says:

    Done in about 1 minute in XARA 9. A program for easy quick layouts and vector publishing.

    Only $90 for the basic version.

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  8. Gridlock says:

    Slightly better. Clipped off the rough edges, allowed myself to skew the photos to compensate for the camera rotation and position-change. Not perfect, but better. About 1 minute 30 seconds work.

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  9. Gridlock says:

    If I wanted it to look really nice I’d clip out the overlaps on the original images so you’d have no color-loss from having the images about 75% opaque and leave the clipped shape at 100% opacity, but this dead thug and the town of Turd Ferguson is not worth it in the slightest.


  10. Gridlock says:

    URBAN DICTIONARY — Turd Ferguson
    A name first created in a classic sketch on Saturday Night Live. The sketch was a parody of Celebrity Jeopardy that had Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Jimmy Fallon as Third Rock From The Sun’s French Stewart, Norm McDonald as Burt Reynolds, and Darryl Hammond as Sean Connery. In fact, the first definition for Sean Connery is a reference to this very sketch. Anyway, the name was created by Burt Reynolds in the sketch.
    Alex Trebek: “Apparently Burt Reynolds has changed his name to Turd Ferguson.”
    Burt Reynolds: “Yeah, Turd Ferguson, it’s a funny name.”

    … later on …

    Burt Reynolds buzzes in

    Alex Trebek: “Burt Reynolds?”
    Burt Reynolds: “Uh, that’s not my name.”
    Alex Trebek: “Okay, Turd Ferguson?”
    Burt Reynolds: “Yeah what do you want?”
    Alex Trebek: “You buzzed in.”
    Burt Reynolds: “No, I didn’t.”
    Alex Trebek: “Yes you did.”
    Burt Reynolds: “Yeah, well that’s your opinion.”
    by Ken Elrick II October 15, 2005


  11. czarowniczy says:

    Well, sure glad this sheet’s finally cleared up


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