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How did FBI know that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw at the point of Saw 4? I mean at this instance the people who knows the reality of Amanda Young are dead or in traps.

So who informed FBI about this? Only Mark Hoffman know about it but there is no mention that he revealed Amanda's truth and he is the person who is also accomplice of Jigsaw.

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There are so so many theories regarding the possible answer to your question. This question has been discussed a plenty no of times in different forums in the internet. So I see no extra room to come up with my own theories. Some of the theories I found after hitting the Google are:

First Theory:

1) During Saw IV, Amanda's ability to pick up the much heavier Allison Kerry's unconscious body into her trap near the beginning of the previous movie is questioned by the FBI, leading them to suspect that there may be a second Jigsaw apprentice. It is unknown how the FBI knew that Amanda was in fact an accomplice to Jigsaw at the time. It is most likely that Hoffman had previously revealed it to the departments to cover up the fact that he was an apprentice as well.

Several theory from the viewers:

2) Kerry told about Amanda after Daniel told her, but she never talked about it with any one except the FBI ( Kerry was liason working for the FBI ).

3) In Saw 2 , after Daniel Matthews disappearance, when FBI started to investigate the Tape, they found 6 dead bodies and Daniel Matthews in the Safe, However the eight person was recognised as Amanda Young, when they could not track her, they came to conclusion that Amanda Young was the accomplice to Jigsaw.

4) Daniel Matthews told about Amanda when allison Kerry found him. And Allison kerry only told it to Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez, That explains why she know that someone else was responsible for the death of Troy in Saw III.!

It also Explains that allison kerry just before she dies was not surprised about by seeing Amanda!!!

5) They found finger prints of amanda on Troy's body or something else of The Class Room Trap!

And another theory :)

6) I kinda think they found out through Daniel cause after they found him they must have take in him to the hospital then interview him so he mentions Amanda's and him feeling hit in the back or something and then the FBI says maybe she's an accomplice.

7) They watch a record from Saw-2. We can't see final of record, and I think they saw how Amanda drug Daniel and take his body from gas house. Saw-4 (when we know that FBI already know about Amanda) is far late than Saw-2, all the magazines wrote about Jigsaw, as we've seen)) So anyone in police and FBI know about Amanda.

These are all great theories from Saw lovers. I have not put any theory on my own. It is kind of collection of theories. But could not find any official response on it.

Wikipedia states:

although how the FBI knew that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw at this point in time remains unexplained

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Is there any official words for any theory to be true. – Ankit Sharma Nov 28 '12 at 14:37
This has been known to be a plot hole since it was released. Also check No officials word I could found. i think if there had been a official word, so much discussion have not occurred. – Mistu4u Nov 28 '12 at 14:43
+1 for the theories. I will accept is soon if not get any other better answer – Ankit Sharma Nov 30 '12 at 7:54

The F.B.I Knew it was unusual that Jigsaw used Amanda twice in the traps and when Danial was found he told them Amanda knew the way etc and they kept it quiet + Amanda wanted them to know that's why Danial survived + by that time Jigsaw is clever and knew police would know that a dieing man would not beable to do the traps alone. Simples!!! By Djxtra

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+1 for the response but ur answer is just a speculation....anyways i previously got an answer. Which is full of these theories. – Ankit Sharma Jan 27 '13 at 19:48

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