Sequim resident detects the thief in First Friday Art Walk ‘Whodunnit Downtown’ mystery contest
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Emily Westcott, left, played a victim and Joe Borden played a thief in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber Merchants Group’s “Whodunnit Downtown” mystery contest during the city’s First Friday art walk this weekend. People standing behind the two are unidentified. — Joe Smillie/Peninsula Daily News

By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– Down-on-his-luck film director Cecil C. Seville was fingered for the theft of a bag of commemorative silver coins minted to honor Sequim’s most famous aviator, Emily Airheart, during the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber’s 1920s-themed “Whodunnit Downtown” mystery contest.

Bonnie Booth of Sequim was drawn from the names of dozens of entrants at Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., who correctly guessed that Seville, played by Joe Borden on Friday, was the thief.

Airheart was played by Emily Westcott, one of the modern day Blue Hole’s most prominent pilots.

Booth’s guess earned her the award prize package of a two-night stay at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm House, a mystery book from Pacific Mist Books, an oil painting set from The Colors of Sequim, a 5-inch dessert cake from That Takes the Cake, two silver coins from the city’s centennial and gift certificates at Wind Rose Cellars, Solar City, Domino’s Pizza, Sunshine Cafe and Nourish Cafe.

Ten Sequim-area dignitaries played the roles of suspects in the stolen loot caper, and participants picked up clues at 10 downtown businesses to crack the case, staged during the city’s First Friday Art Walk.


Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at

Last modified: January 05. 2014 7:02PM
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