Defending Jacob Symbols & Objects

William Landay
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007 is the day that Ben Rifkin is murdered in Cold Spring Park on his way to school.

A Single, Pristine Fingerprint

A single fingerprint appears to be the only evidence left by Ben’s murderer. It is discovered that this fingerprint matches Jacob Barber’s.

Facebook Group Called Friends of Ben Rifkin

Andy Barber receives a tip directing him to this Facebook page. It is from this page that Barber connects to his son’s page where he first learns that his son has a knife.

Military Knife

After reading his son’s Facebook page, Barber finds a knife with a serrated blade and hooked end in his son’s drawer.

The Murder Gene

Although they pretend not to believe in this so called “murder gene,” both Dr. Vogel and Klein want to have the living members of Barber’s family checked to...

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