Furrensic Evidence

Like everyone (it seems), I’ve been playing around with generative AI. Today’s results made me smile, so I’m sharing. I have mostly left it as spawned, having spent enough time procrastinating recently.

black and white cat with pink nose, face looking huge because it is distorted by the lens and the cat's proximity to it
A Belgian cat, so legitimately Chat. Not GPT though

The ChatGPT Declaration “While cat fur may not commonly be used as a specific forensic evidence in crimes, there have been instances where it played a role in investigations. Here are 12 examples of crimes where cat fur has been mentioned as part of the evidence:

  1. Case of the Missing Jewels:

Cat fur found on the crime scene carpet led investigators to suspect the involvement of a cat-loving burglar who left behind this unique trace of evidence.

Fun Fact: The detective, Jane Detective, is known for her remarkable ability to communicate with cats, which often helps her solve cases involving feline-related mysteries.

Source: “The Mystery of the Missing Jewels” by Jane Detective

Carole’s comment: Jane Detective? Enough said

  1. The Mysterious Poisoning:

Cat fur discovered on the victim’s clothing raised suspicions that the cat may have been in contact with the poison used in the crime, potentially linking it to the perpetrator.

Fun Fact: “A Deadly Brew” was adapted into a popular television series, and it became a favorite among viewers for its unexpected plot twists and gripping suspense.

Source: “A Deadly Brew” by Sarah Suspense

Carole’s Comment: A title more appropriate for a book on witches without imagination

  1. The Elusive Cat Burglar:

Cat fur found on a window ledge near a house that was robbed pointed investigators towards a possible connection to a notorious cat burglar known for his stealthy break-ins.

Fun Fact: Robert Caper, the author of “The Feline Felon,” drew inspiration for the story from his real-life experience as a cat lover and his fascination with the agility and stealth of these enigmatic creatures.

Source: “The Feline Felon” by Robert Caper

Carole’s comment: Dontcha just luurve the alliteration.. ahem..

  1. The Suspicious Fire:

Cat fur found among the debris at a fire-damaged property prompted arson investigators to explore the possibility of a deliberate act, potentially involving a person with a motive against the cat’s owner.

Fun Fact: “Up in Flames” was originally written as a stage play and gained critical acclaim for its stunning visual effects, including realistic fire simulations that left audiences in awe.

Source: “Up in Flames” by Jessica Mystery

Carole’s Comment: Should already be up in flames

  1. The Haunted Mansion:

Cat fur discovered in a supposedly abandoned mansion sparked rumors of a feline presence, adding to the eerie reputation of the property and contributing to local urban legends.

Fun Fact: Thomas Thriller, the creator of “The Ghostly Manor,” is known for his love of intricate puzzles, and readers often find hidden clues throughout his books that add an extra layer of mystery.

Source: “The Ghostly Manor” by Thomas Thriller

Carole’s Comment: I thought intricate puzzles and hidden clues were what murder mystery books were about!

  1. The Catnip Caper:

Cat fur found on stolen bags of catnip led detectives to suspect that a feline enthusiast with an affinity for the substance might be behind the crime.

Fun Fact: Emily Adventure, the author of “Paws of Mischief,” is an avid cat enthusiast and has a personal collection of catnip toys that she uses as inspiration when writing her captivating stories.

Source: “Paws of Mischief” by Emily Adventure

Carole’s Comment: Emily Adventure? Come on ChatGPT, you can do better than this (translation – clearly my instructions need to be better next time)

  1. The Secret Lab Break-in:

Cat fur discovered on a broken window indicated a possible entry point used by a cunning individual seeking to infiltrate a secretive laboratory.

Fun Fact: “The Enigma Experiment” was adapted into a popular video game, allowing players to step into the shoes of the detective and solve the mystery using their wits and problem solving skills.

Source: “The Enigma Experiment” by David Sleuth

Carole’s Comment: Authors names are getting weaker and weaker. And the alliteration is getting boring. And now I’ve got Elgar’s Enigma Variations as an earworm.

  1. The Smuggler’s Hideout:

Cat fur found on illegal contraband discovered in a hidden compartment hinted at the presence of a cat as a clever accomplice in smuggling operations.

Fun Fact: Laura Intrigue, the imaginative mind behind “The Contraband Conundrum,” is a renowned expert in international art crime, and her meticulous research adds authenticity to the story’s intricate plot.

Source: “The Contraband Conundrum” by Laura Intrigue

  1. The Missing Person Cold Case:

Cat fur recovered from the clothing of a missing person suggested a connection to their beloved pet, raising questions about their disappearance and potential foul play.

Fun Fact: Michael Unsolved, the author of “Vanished Without a Trace,” is a former detective who worked on numerous unsolved cases, including disappearances, and his insights into the investigative process bring authenticity to the story.

Source: “Vanished Without a Trace” by Michael Unsolved

Carole’s Comment: Pun worthy of a.. Actually I can’t think of anyone I want to insult enough to complete that phrase

  1. The Stolen Art Mystery:

Cat fur found on a canvas that was part of a stolen art collection added an unexpected twist to the investigation, hinting at the involvement of a feline accomplice.

Fun Fact: “The Masterpiece Heist” has become a favorite among art enthusiasts, and readers often visit art museums featured in the book, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fictional stolen artwork.

Carole’s Comment: Boring!

Source: “The Masterpiece Heist” by Daniel Artful

  1. The Suspicious Cat Show:

Cat fur found on a competitor’s clothing at a prestigious cat show raised suspicions of foul play and sabotage by rival cat owners seeking to gain an unfair advantage.

Fun Fact: Samantha Whiskers, the creator of “Claws and Competition,” has a background in competitive cat shows and uses her firsthand knowledge to bring the world of cat competitions to life in her book.

Source: ”Claws and Competition” by Samantha Whiskers

Carole’s Comment: Makes me think of ‘Claw and Ordure’

  1. The Animal Hoarding Investigation:

Cat fur collected from a hoarder’s residence served as evidence in a case involving animal cruelty, aiding authorities in building a case against the individual for neglect and abuse.

Fun Fact: Olivia Investigator, the author of “Paws for Justice,” volunteers at animal shelters and donates a portion of the book’s proceeds to support organizations working to combat animal cruelty.

Source: “Paws for Justice” by Olivia Investigator”

Carole’s Comment: I like this (possibly because of my weakness for cats). Pawhapsit has legs. I mean, cats do.. right?


Slightly adapted from a post on the other blog, where several people asked if it was true

ChatGPT presented this listicle as fact. It’s not. I’m writing it here – again – because so many people asked if it was on the original post.


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