Alden Black was one of the suspects in the murder investigation of kindergartener Michael Merowitz (Case #4 of Toomeswood)


Alden is a 43 year old serial killer who escaped from prison. He had short, messy black hair with blue eyes which had eye bags as well as a five o clock shadow. He sported a red and black checkered jacket, a light blue buttoned shirt with green suspenders and a yellow bow tie. He is is known to ride a bicycle, know how to tie knots and sweat profusely.

Height 5'11"
Age 43
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B-

Events of Criminal Case

Too Young To Die

Alden became a suspect when Father Novello Cappelanio informed the team that he was a notorious serial killer, whom the victim was pen pals with. When confronted by Jordan Cranbrook and the player, he tried to downplay his guilt of his past crimes by insisting that his victims deserved their fates and that he wasn't a bad guy, he was just misunderstood.

Later on in the investigation, Alden had gotten into a physical altercation with school custodian Miguel Esposito which only resulted in the latter's firing by Principal Gideon.

It is revealed that the two met and Alden not only engaged in a physical scuffle with the victim, he also threatened to kill the victim's adoptive father Todd Merowitz; Alden also threatened to mutilate the victim's body; (which later on prompted Michael to lace his adoptive father's coffee with laxatives when his warnings went unheeded). When confronted by the team, Alden countered that the victim was a nightmare child and deserved to die, as did Todd. He even went as far as to compare him to his late ex-wife whom he murdered in cold blood.

Although the team arrested Julianna for the murder, Alden was arrested for terrorizing the child and trying to kidnap Elanna Esposito as well as escaping from prison. He was shipped off to trial where Judge Whiterock sentenced him to an additional 60 years on top of his already lengthy original sentence.


  • Alden is heavily based off and resembles Martin Beck a.k.a The Bowtie Killer who is the main antagonist of the 1990 movie Problem Child who is portrayed by actor Michael Richards.

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