Wow, this was a hard topic for me. So many ideas. So many sketches. To nail down the idea took longer than making the final piece. I settled on this idea because idea of making the viewer the detective would bring them into the design. I hope the creased pictures hanging on a bulletin board and the last photo being of the evidence box make the viewer feel like they have been trying to solve this case for a long time; that the photos have been passed around and handled a lot. I included the evidence box to increase the emotional tie in. There is nothing sadder than an unclaimed body , a whole life negated with no connection to our collective history.