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Kristopher Bauer was the victim in Eyes Wide Shut (Case #20 of Mysteries of the Past).

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Kristopher was a pimp who had blond hair, green eyes, a short mustache and sideburns. He wore a scarlet coloured jacket with floral design, underneath it a cream coloured shirt. It is also seen that he wore a golden pendant and a golden rose broach.

Murder details

Kristopher was found lying in a Dove Den's sofa, stabbed through the eyes with a candlestick holder. Dick confirmed it was the murder weapon since it was used to puncture the victim's brain, killing him instantly. He also found some non-lethal wounds in Kristopher's torso. The coroner also found traces of mignonette sauce (which is usually served with oysters) in the candlestick holder, which meant that the killer ate oysters.

Relationship with suspects

Before his death, Kristopher paid for a session with harlot Adrienna Brassiere, who fled with his wallet after his murder. Adrienna's employer and Kristopher's acquaintance, Madam Xiang, was infuriated that Kristopher would rough up her girls, hitting her with his cane on one occasion. At the Dove Den, Kristopher encountered gentleman Elias Willingham and blackmailed him over his frequent visits to the brothel.

Finley Flanagan, leader of the Irish gang, was furious that Kristopher set up his business in his neck of the woods and refused to give Finley a cut of the profits. Kristopher also attempted to persuade ex-prostitute Gladys Perrin to come back to work for him again.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be Elias.

Elias eventually admitted to the murder. He said that his daughter had run away, leaving a note saying that she had left for Paris. Convinced that Kristopher had taken her, Elias confronted him. Kristopher got Elias to pay in exchange for information on his daughter's whereabouts, but he only laughed at his face when he received the payment. Angry, Elias stabbed him with the candlestick. After Judge Lawson told him that his daughter did indeed run away to Paris, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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