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10 Death Mystery Riddles with Answers

Death Mystery Riddles

Death mystery riddles can sound scary for few but no reason to worry. Try to be your own Sherlock Holme. These are just riddles to make your mind think more. Try to solve them and enjoy.

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Collection of death mystery riddles

Click “+” sign to know the keys. These death riddles are not funny and meant to be for all the Sherlock Holmes around. Give it a try and find that answers are really tricky.

Death Mystery Riddle – 1

A man watches his friend walk slowly across a room, go through a door at the other end, and slam the heavy steel door behind him. The man knows that his friend is dead. There are no windows in the door or in the walls around it. His friend wasn’t dieing as he walked across the room. The room on the other side of the door was perfectly safe, and there was no one in it. How did the man know that his friend was dead? Also, if the same thing had happened now, the man wouldn’t have died.

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 1
They were diving, wearing the old-fashioned diving suits that have a tube that goes to the surface. The were exploring a sunken submarine. When the man shut the door, it cut the air tube, and he died.

Death Mystery Riddle – 2

A man is in court for killing his wife. In the closing statements the man’s lawyer surprises everyone when he announces “His wife was just missing. Everyone look at those doors. His wife is going to walk in those doors in about 30 seconds.” The entire court is silent and the jury stares at the door as the lawyer and the defendant stare at them. After a couple of minutes the lawyer says “See! If you were so sure he killed his wife, you wouldn’t be watching that door!”

The jury goes into deliberation and comes back almost immediately with a guilty verdict. Why did the jury convict him?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 2
The man was guilty because he was watching the jury and not the door, because he knew she wouldn’t be walking in.

Death Mystery Riddle – 3

A homicide team enters a crime scene where a dead body of a fat old man lies there on the floor with blood oozing out of his head. The victim is holding a gun and a tape recorder lies there by his side. One of the detective picks up the recorder and plays it “I am tired of this life and hence I have decided to relieve myself from the worldly pains”. A gunshot follows the message.

The teams starts investigating a murder investigation. Why?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 3
If the man killed himself, he would not have been able to rewind the cassette. Thus it is clear someone else killed him.

Death Mystery Riddle – 4

Dave and Brad, two popular politicians, met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader. They each ordered a vodka on the rocks. Brad downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in a gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Dave, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both men were setup for an assassination.

Why did Dave die and Brad live?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 4
Both Dave and Brad were given drinks with poisoned ice cubes. Brad drank his drinks so quickly that the ice didn’t have time to melt and release the poison.

Death Mystery Riddle – 5

On the first day of the school a young girl was found murdered. Police suspect four male teachers and question them. They were asked what they were doing at 8:00 am.

Mr. Walter: I was driving to school and I was late.
Mr. Thomas: I was checking English exam papers.
Mr. Benjamin: I was reading the newspaper.
Mr. Calvin: I was with my wife in my office.

The police arrested the killer. How did the police find the murderer?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 5
Mr. Thomas as he cannot be checking exam papers on the first day of school.

Death Mystery Riddle – 6

A man is found hanging in a room 30 feet off the ground. There is nothing else in the room except for a large puddle of water on the ground. The police can’t see any way the man could have climbed the walls to get to where he is hanging.

How did this man hang himself?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 6
He stood on a tall block of ice and put the noose around his neck. Once the ice melted, he was hung, and all that was left was a puddle of water on the ground.

Death Mystery Riddle – 7

A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis: the wife says she was sleeping, the butler was cleaning the closet, the gardener was picking vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast.

Immediately, the police arrest the murdered. Who did it and how did the police know?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 7
The maid. There is no mail on Sundays.

Death Mystery Riddle – 8

A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide.
A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found.
He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor. Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.

How did he come to know that it was a murder?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 8
None of the windows were left open. If the person jumped, who closed the window?

Death Mystery Riddle – 9

Four kids having five rocks each were playing a game in which they need to throw the rock at solid area in the water.

Kid1: Succeeded in throwing three rocks at solid area but one of the rock sunk.
Kid3: His aim was so bad that all rocks got sunk.
Kid4: He was awesome and none of the rocks got sunk.

Kid2 was the winner but was struck by a rock in the head and died. Who killed Kid2 ?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 9
Kid1, he was left with one rock.

Death Mystery Riddle – 10

A girl is at the funeral of her mother. She meets a nice guy that she didn’t know who was also at the funeral and they hit it off. She was busy at the funeral and didn’t have time to ask him for his number before he left. She tried really hard to track him down, but no one knew who he was or how to contact him. A few days later her sister dies and the police suspect it to be a murder. Who killed her sister?

Check Answer for Death Mystery Riddle - 10
She killed her sister. She was hoping that if someone else in her family died, the man she met at her mother’s funeral would show up again.

How many death riddles you got correct?

In all of the above riddles, if you find any sort of association with death then you sure will be the one solving them. Let us know how many you got correct, we will be glad to know your feedback.


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