Daniel "Danny" Dedalus was the victim in 3:10 to Death (Case #28 of Mysteries of the Past).


Danny was a train robber with short blond hair, blue eyes, and a stubble. He wore a brown striped vest over a collared light gray shirt and black pants.

Murder details

Danny's body was found at the derailed train site, shot with arrows. Dick determined that Danny was shot dead with arrows. The arrows were shot in rapid succession, thus confirming that the killer was highly skilled in archery.

In the victim's hideout, the player and Isaac found a bow coated with a greasy substance. Viola concluded that the substance was an oil treatment for cowboy boots, determining that the killer wore cowboy boots.

Relationship with suspects

The train Danny robbed was carrying gold from Dorothy McBain's mine. Danny intended to leave a threat for Dorothy after he robbed her gold and fled the train, who at the time denied knowing who he was, hiding the fact that Danny was her ex-husband. The train also carried items belonging to Italian mob boss Vittorio Capecchi. The driver of the train, Erica Dupri, was knocked out by Danny after the derailment. Irish immigrant Seamus O'Neill was a stowaway on the train and tried and failed to stop the robbery. Should the robbery have proven successful, Danny wanted to hide his stolen goods in a shack belonging to frontier drunk Gibby Hayes, who he bribed to let him hide his goods there.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be Dorothy.

When Dorothy admitted to the murder, she mentioned that Danny had married her before for prestige. However, she soon divorced him because he thought he could do whatever he wanted. He then sent her threats for years, swearing to get her money. When she found out that Danny was getting the gold from the train, Dorothy shot him with arrows to stop him. Judge Lawson sentenced her to 25 years in prison.


  • Danny's death at the hands of his ex-wife is one of the instances of domestic homicide in Mysteries of the Past.

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