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The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a 17th Century body found recently in Leavy Neck, part of the Lost Towns Project. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death.

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