I am starting to go through the submissions on Valentine Hess--the game is still on for anyone who wants to play. I don't know where he ended up, so there's not already an "answer."
For those who missed it, in issue 25 an estate settlement was analyzed, particularly the heirs. One could not be found by the administrator so I offered a year-long subscription as a prize to who found him. If you subscribe tonight or tomorrow, I'll send you issue 25 so you can get in on the fun (if you are so inclined).
We'll post brief updates here as time allows and have a more detailed followup in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.