Who killed Mona Vanderwaal?
In “Taking This One to the Grave” (5.12) Mona Vanderwaal was murdered. I believe Paige Mccullers is her murderer.
A lot of of people believe there were two people in Mona’s house during this time because of the two hair lengths. When black hoodie is downstairs she has longer hair but when she’s upstairs she seems to have longer hair. I believe this was to throw us off and make us believe Alison killed her.
If Alison did kill Mona I believe she would have worn her black wig to disguise herself. Mona’s killer had no problem showing her blonde hair.
As I mentioned here, in “Run, Ali, Run” (5.06) Alison was attacked and choked by a person in a black hoodie. I believe the same person that killed Mona, choked Ali. They both seem to have the exact same boots on and are about the same height. I would also like to point out that it’s impossible for Ali to have staged this. She didn’t know Emily was on her way to her house, so this was an actual attack and it wasn’t planned.
Janel Parrish recently told Zap2it that Mona went down with a fight and you can see that in Taking This One to the Grave” (5.12) when Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Ezra arrive at Mona’s house. Everything in her house seems to be trashed and bloody. The first time I saw this scene I immediately thought of Paige. In “A Dark Ride” (5.13) The Queen of Hearts, who I think was Wilden, attacked Spencer and Paige came to the rescue. She grabbed Wilden and literally threw him off of Spencer. I think this scene is very important because it shows Paige is strong enough to fight off a male police officer and Mona’s murderer was able to fight Mona and walk out of Mona’s house holding her, a person would have to be quite strong to be able to do this.
I believe Mona’s cause of death is blunt force to the head. I noticed she has a cut on the right side of her head and it reminded me that both Bethany and Alison were hit on the side of their heads. I know when ‘A’ walks in Mona’s room, she doesn’t have a weapon visible but I think they used something in Mona’s house to kill her.
We know Paige acts on her anger when in someone gets in her way. Remember in “Je Suis Une Amie” (1.16) Paige pushed Emily underwater because she thought Emily was trying to steal her swimming position. Then, it’s shown in “Single Fright Female” (3.11) CeCe reveals to Spencer that Paige and Alison had a past. Alison knew Paige liked Emily and messed with her for it. We see Paige get really angry and Alison also told the girls Paige kicked her, which left a huge bruise on Alison’s shoulder.
Speaking of Paige acting on her anger, I believe this is what happened with her and Mona. In “EscApe From New York” (5.01) Mona asked Paige to join her anti Alison army but Paige declines her offer but when Paige sees Melissa joined the army Paige seemed to change her mind. Then, in “Thrown From the Ride” (5.04) Mona told Paige that if she’s not with her she’s against her. I think this made Paige really angry and she put her plan in motion.
Paige knew she had to make someone look guilty for Mona’s murder, but who? Alison! She would hurt the two people she hated the most at one time. She started making Alison look guilty of being ‘A’ in “No One Here Can Love or Understand Me” (5.11) so her friends would hate her. She knew if she made Alison look guilty enough before the murder that the girls would think she killed Mona. Earlier I mentioned that if Alison were to have killed Mona, she would have worn her black wig to disguise herself. Paige wore the blonde wig to make sure if anyone saw her they would think it was Alison.
In “Taking This One to the Grave” (5.12) ‘A’ takes Emily’s baby Jesus doll and replaces it with a Mona doll. Towards the beginning of the episode Emily is looking for the baby Jesus doll and Paige has it. I don’t believe this is a coincidence, I believe this is an actual hint the Writers gave us. They know we need and answers and their finally giving them to us.