Dr. Altus Maharaj
Biographical information
Full name Altus Maharaj
Gender Male
Status Alive
Birth 1982
Personal information
Nationality Flag of South Africa South African
Origin Pretoria, South Africa
Past profession(s) Biologist
Affiliation(s) International Bureau of Justice
Rank Lab Chief
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #1: Popping Your Clogs (s2)
What's the difference between Leo and I? One of us knows how to wear a shirt.
—Altus Maharaj

Dr. Altus Maharaj is a main character appearing in Season 2 of Criminal Case, where he serves as the Lab Chief of the International Bureau of Justice.


Hailing from PretoriaSouth Africa, Altus is the 34-year-old director of the International Bureau of Justice's Forensics Laboratory who worked as a biologist prior to his tenure in the Bureau. He is a tall man with dark skin, short black hair combed to the left, facial hair, brown eyes, and a small beauty mark under his left eye. Altus normally sports a white lab coat with the word "Forensic" on the left enclosed inside a blue box along with a black shirt underneath. He also wears an access badge, which is needed to get inside the laboratory; he finds it easy to wear the access badge around his neck. Altus is known to be organized and thorough in his analyses. He is also know to have a no-nonsense personality.

Notable Events of Criminal Case

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As the Lab Chief of the Bureau, Altus has the responsibility of taking care of all the necessary physical, biological, and/or clinical analyses, and to inform the team of such results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. His task-wait rates will vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.

Below is the list of analyses Altus performs throughout the course of the game:


As of the release of the World Edition, the player may choose Altus from their list of "teammates" (friends who play Criminal Case and are recruited to the player's team, as well as Hanako, Leo, Chloe, Darren, Ida, and Oliver) to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any World Edition case) and provide hint bonuses. He is available as a 4-hint partner.

Note that this feature is only available on the mobile version of the game.


  • Altus is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.

Case Appearances

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