Why did some people doubt that Jane Smith committed suicide?
In 1924 this bizarre case made the headlines in Vancouver for months. The suspicious death of the “Scottish Nightingale”, a maid in a posh Shaughnessy home, involved high-level police corruption, kidnapping, drugs, and racism. The coroner at first declared it a suicide but later decided it was a murder.
In a brilliant project centred on the concept of evidence, this student drew a comic book to tell the story, made a diorama of the murder scene shown below and wrote a script for an inquiry into Janet Smith’s death that she had her classmates act out.