Murder mystery solved at St. Lawrence

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Vacationers from far and wide attended the Lethal Luau Saturday evening to enjoy a Hawaiian-themed pork dinner, silent and live auctions and the featured event, the murder mystery plot to uncover the identity of Sandy Beachum's killer. Shelley Stellwagen, left, and Bryan Stellwagen, both of Pierce City, pondered their bid on a shady beach umbrella offered in the silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Lawrence Catholic School. Additional photos appear on page 8. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Vacationers from far and wide attended the Lethal Luau Saturday evening.

Armed with a copy of The Island Review announcing the death of Sandy Bechum, world champion surfer, Jonathan Luney and Bethany Parrigon started piecing together the clues to capture the broad boarder's murderer during Saturday evening's Lethal Luau murder mystery and dinner fundraiser to benefit St. Lawrence Catholic School. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
Looking suspiciously guilty, Cabana Bob, played by Dr. Jay Apostol, made clear his career ambitions during the lethal luau, held Saturday evening at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, in which guests at the fundraising murder mystery guessed the identity of Sandy Beachum's killer. Intrigue, gossip and flaring tempers kept diners guessing until the last minute. The murder mystery was part of the annual dinner and silent auction to raise funds to benefit St. Lawrence Catholic School. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
This ceramic plate, displayed by Katelyn Conley, featured the thumbprints of pre-school students attending St. Lawrence Catholic School, and sold for $1,450 during a live auction at Saturday evening's fundraising dinner and murder mystery, held at the church. Other class projects included ceramic dish ware, bookcases, and a coffee table clock. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
Once the identity of Sandy Beachum's killer was revealed at Saturday evening's Lethal Luau, held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, guests attending the murder mystery and dinner fundraiser took to the dance floor to dance the night away to popular classics such as "YMCA." Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
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