An amusement park chef named Maxwell was heading into the kitchen to clean up and shut down after another successful dinner service. He has a bit of grievance over his head as so do the other chefs, since there was a chef named Samuel that has gone missing for about 2 days. As he was cleaning the kitchen, he noticed an oil fryer that seemed to be bubbling for the last couple days, a timeline strangely close to how long Samuel was gone. Using an aluminum ladle, Maxwell dug in to the fryer only to jump back in absolute terror as a burned head was surfaced.
Forensic experts clarified that it was Samuel's head.
The chefs were frightened that a killer was afoot in their troupe. The chefs were asked to talk about what they were doing on the night of the death. Due to the group chat they have with each other on their cell phones, the chefs agreed that this would be easy.
Nathaniel: I was asked to go clean up the restaurant floors outside the kitchen when I heard a horrifying scream come from the kitchen. When I ran inside, I saw Evan making the call on his phone to tell everyone that someone kidnapped Samuel.
Tina: I had the day off and was woken up from a light sleep when I got the call.
Evan: As Nathaniel said, I was calling everyone about the kidnapping. I have bad wounds on my back and neck that still hurt from trying to fight off the kidnapper. I couldn't very well see who it was though.
Valerie: I, like Tina, had the day off, though I didn't want to stay home due to how much I loved work. I was having fun on the Ferris wheel when I got the call.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the kidnapper introduced himself to Samuel as the brother of an anonymous chef he fell for, but his sexual preference was unknown by the other chefs. Still, the police managed to arrest the culprit chef. Can you tell whodunit?
It seems like you all are overthinking it. Think about the fact that it was the whole park's closing time, as in, when the chefs of this amusement park were cleaning. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough with this fact, but now it should be simple