In the chapter "Corpse Found" Turtle and Doug discover the body of Samuel Westing. "Turtle had seen the corpse in the Westing House, but it was not rotting and it was not sprawled on an Oriental rug. The dead man was tucked in a four-poster bed." It looks like the corpse was moved out of it's place and tucked into that bed. It seemed things weren't right at the very beginning. It almost felt like the case of San Westing's death was all a staged game. Then we later find out that Sam Westing was posing as somebody else. Posing as Barney Northrup, Sandy McSouthers, and other people.