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Bloodshed
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Arnold Farren's smaller cabin, where the body was found.
Information
Season 2
City Blue Coasts
District New Lakeland
Case Number 24
Partner(s) Nora MacMillon
Jerry Bryar (Additional Investigation)
Progression
Preceded by Succeeded by
Slayte Enough Rope
Wait, WHAT?! Marthin Farren was in Reuben's criminal organization?! This just throws everything we thought we knew out the window!
Nora MacMillon finding out that Marthin Farren had been a member of MAFIA using a fake identity.

Bloodshed is the twenty-fourth case in PetersCorporal's second season, Blue Coasts, as well as the third one in the New Lakeland district.

Case Background

The case starts with Nora MacMillon telling the player about how the economic crisis can already be noticed in the great increase of prices in just a week after the Laila Myers bill got passed into law. Not having anything else to do, they decided to go investigate Arnold Farren's cabins to see if they found anything related to Marthin Farren. However, the investigation of the cold case was put on hold after finding a corpse inside the smaller cabin. The victim had been violently murdered and the killer had even tried to dismember her with a chainsaw, and it was noticeable that she'd been dead for a few days. She was identified as Victoria Saddler, and the first suspect to be interrogated was obviously Arnold Farren himself. He said that he never goes to the cabins and that the shed where Victoria had been found was the one that he bought from some locals a few years prior. The larger cabin, which the team hadn't investigated yet, was being rented to "a certain Martin Jenkins".

As soon as Arnold mentioned the name of the missing MAFIA agent, the player and Nora headed straight for the cabin, realizing that Martin had to be investigating the cold case since that had been MAFIA's purpose and the cabin used to belong to Marthin Farren. However, upon entering the cabin they found no signs of Martin and instead found Gary Perkins hiding there, which prompted a conversation with him. He said that he was currently hiding in that cabin (and investigating the cold case) since Martin had allowed him to stay there while he was gone doing some other stuff. Even though he said he had no idea about who Victoria was, Nora said he was the main suspect and told him he'd stay under detention at their HQ Other than that, they found Victoria's husband, James Saddler, who said that she had left the house some days before.

While being locked up, Gary put his skills to work and found the location of the victim's cellphone, which was a timber yard. There they found not only her cellphone (which led them to contacting Victoria's friend, Bethany Riviera), but also the axe that had been used to commit the murder as well as a saw with the fingerprints of Fred Sommerville, the Honey Hill Ranch worker that had started to date Jerry Bryar after a previous case. Fred said that Scarlett Svykozsky had fired multiple workers after buying Honey Hill Ranch and hired people from her inner circle, being one of the fired workers himself, so he was now working as a lumberjack at the timber yard along with James Saddler. He also mentioned that he was dating Jerry, which later led to Nora mentioning that Homer Bryar, Jerry's father, was a very conservative man so maybe Jerry would have a hard time if he ever found out his son was dating a man (although Jerry had confirmed that he hadn't talked to his father for years without ever really explaining why).

In the middle of the investigation, the player found out from Hans Rougel that his candidate to Deputy Mayor was none other than Arnold Farren himself. Apart from that, Gary said that investigating the cold case was the reason he needed to hide inside that cabin and that it was best if no one else knew what he was doing. After interrogating some more suspects, the team found enough evidence to arrest James Saddler for the murder of his wife.

Resisting arrest, he confessed having killed Victoria right when he walked into her making out his boss (affair that the player had already heard about from Fred, and that she was only having in exchange for money). Victoria started crying to him, but being only the two of them in the timber yard, James grabbed his axe and murdered her for having been with another man. He hid her body in the small shed as he figured what to do with it, having intentions to dismember her with the chainsaw that the team had found, but not being able to do it, he left the body in poor condition in the shed as he would continue trying later. Since the player had found the corpse by accident that day, James was not able to complete his plan of making the body disappear. With the aggravation of gender-based violence to his charge of murder, Judge Peggy Jasmine sentenced him to life in federal prison with a chance for parole in 35 years. After the trial, Nora reflected on how there are still plenty of free men like James, who think they can decide what to do with a woman's life. Relating this to her own situation with Pierre MacMillon, she said she was lucky that he had only decided to kick her out, and expressed how she would have preferred to never marry him, stating that she couldn't believe that she was "forced by strangers to marry a stranger" because of her pregnancy.

That next evening, Nora and the player set out to investigate Martin Jenkins' cabin to find information not only about him, but also about Marthin Farren, which was what had brought them there in the first place. Inside a chest, they found an old passport belonging to a certain "Walter Rockwood". Upon looking for more information, Hans concluded that Rockwood was just Marthin Farren's fake identity. However, that fake name was mentioned in the files that Gary Perkins had given to the player about MAFIA back in Evergreen Tops. This meant that, surprisingly, Marthin Farren had also been a member of Reuben Thacks' criminal organization, despite being the one who exposed MAFIA's crimes to the public and to the Courts of Law. Recalling what they had learnt so far, Nora concluded that most probably, Reuben's execution had been planned by Marthin Farren from the beginning.

Apart from that, they found Martin Jenkins' computer, in which there was no proof of any monkey business between him and Danniel Svykozsky, the current interim mayor. However, there were files of a computer program he was coding that would hack the election system and rig a victory for Svykozsky. Since there was no proof of the Mayor being the one who ordered the program, Thomas Ravens suggested asking Commander John Richard Way for help. He said he would push for a reform of the election system, switching back from digital votes to paper ballots, which was becoming a more and more popular idea at the time. Awkwardly, Nora asked him if he was a relative of Bob Way, referring to him as "the drug dealer from Carnival Town", which John Richard denied.

The last thing that they found in the cabin (which had not been there the day before), was an anonymous note that said "Welcome to your new home, Gary Perkins! I've finally found you", which meant that Gary was right: someone was out to get him. Naturally, Gary was warned about this and decided to leave the cabin and go hide somewhere else. He said he was sure that it had to be someone who was also investigating the cold case, reassuring himself that he'd be sure it's someone from MAFIA if they weren't all in prison, but refused to tell Nora why the people investigating it were so competitive about it. Knowing that Martin Jenkins and Bella Matthews were the only MAFIA members still free, she concluded that it had to be Bella because Martin already knew where Gary was hiding since he'd allowed him to stay at the cabin himself. However, the handwriting in the note was not in the police database and could not be identified, meaning that it was not Bella either since she was in the database.

Suddenly, Jerry Bryar appeared to ask the player for help since Fred had gone missing after going back to the lumber yard to grab his keys that he'd forgotten. He got scared after finding a bloodstained knife there, but Fred turned out to be alive and (not so) well. He had actually been mugged at the lumber yard and had lost his phone and his keys. When he went back home, he saw that the thieves had used his keys to enter his place and take everything with them, leaving his house empty. Not having anywhere else to go at 4 in the morning, Jerry asked him to stay at his apartment since he didn't even have a bed anymore. After saying he didn't want to be a nusiance, Fred ended up agreeing and stayed the night at Jerry's place.

Victim

  • Victoria Saddler (Found almost dismembered after days inside an old shed.)

Murder Weapon

  • Axe

Killer

  • James Saddler

Suspects

Arnold Farren
Cabin owner
Age 51
Weight 180 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood O+
Height 5'6"
Hair Black

Profile

  • The suspect uses paint thinner.
Gary Perkins
Former MAFIA agent
Age 31
Weight 170 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood A+
Height 5'9"
Hair Brown

Profile

  • The suspect chews tobacco.

Appearance

  • The suspect has freckles.
James Saddler
Sculptor
Age 29
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A-
Height 6'1"
Hair Brown

Profile

  • The suspect uses paint thinner.
  • The suspect cuts wood.
  • The suspect chews tobacco.

Appearance

  • The suspect has freckles.
Bethany Riviera
Gardener
Age 28
Weight 143 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood O-
Height 5'7"
Hair Blonde

Profile

  • The suspect uses paint thinner.
  • The suspect cuts wood.
  • The suspect chews tobacco.
Fred Sommerville
Lumberjack
Age 24
Weight 144 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A+
Height 5'11"
Hair Black

Profile

  • The suspect uses paint thinner.
  • The suspect cuts wood.
  • The suspect chews tobacco.

Appearance

  • The suspect has freckles.

Quasi-suspects

John Richard Way
New Lakeland commander
Age 51
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood O-
Height 6'00"
Hair Black

Killer's profile

  • The killer uses paint thinner.
  • The killer cuts wood.
  • The killer chews tobacco.
  • The killer is between 27 and 31 years old.
  • The killer has freckles.

Crime Scenes

Small shed Shed corner Small shed Bonus
Martin Jenkins' cabin Cabin living room Martin Jenkins' cabin Bonus
Timber yard Timber mill Timber yard Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1: From a Cabin in the Middle of the Mountains

  • Investigate Small shed (Clues: Victim's body, Locked box)
  • Examine Victim's body (Result: DNA sample)
  • Autopsy the victim's body (18:00:00)
  • Examine DNA sample (Result: Victoria Saddler's DNA)
  • Question Arnold Farren about the corpse in his shed
  • Investigate Martin Jenkins' cabin (Clues: Trash bin)
  • Examine Trash bin (Result: Torn card)
  • Examine Torn card (Result: Faded card)
  • Examine Faded card (Result: James Saddler's card)
  • See if James Saddler knows the victim
  • See what Gery Perkins is doing at the cabin
  • Examine Locked box (Result: Box unlocked)
  • Analyze Chainsaw (7:14:00)
  • Go to Chapter 2 (No stars)

Chapter 2: Yelling Timber

  • Investigate Timber yard (Clues: Cellphone, Axe, Saw)
  • Examine Cellphone (Result: Cellphone unlocked)
  • Ask Bethany Riviera about the victim's call to her
  • Examine Axe (Result: Brown bits)
  • Analyze Brown bits (6:30:00)
  • Examine Saw (Result: Fred Sommerville's fingerprints)
  • Talk to Fred Sommerville about the murder
  • Investigate Cabin living room (Clues: Cardboard box, Torn page)
  • Examine Cardboard box (Result: Photos of Victoria Saddler)
  • Analyze Victim's photos (7:30:00)
  • Ask Gary Perkins about the photos he took of the victim
  • Examine Torn page (Result: Nullified contract)
  • Confront Arnold Farren about his contract with the victim
  • Go to Chapter 3 (No stars)

Chapter 3: Timber Beast

  • Investigate Timber mill (Clues: Plastic baggie, Crumpled paper, Wooden sculpture)
  • Examine Faded note (Result: Note for Victoria)
  • Analyze Plastic baggie (6:30:00)
  • Go talk to Bethany Riviera about the oleander leaves.
  • Examine Crumpled note (Result: Victoria Saddler's handwriting)
  • Question Fred Sommerville about the victim's threat to him.
  • Examine Blood stain (Result: Victoria Saddler's blood)
  • Interrogate James Saddler again
  • Investigate Shed corner (Clues: Brown paste, Blue bottle)
  • Examine Brown paste (Result: Saliva)
  • Analyze Saliva (9:30:00)
  • Examine Paint thinner (Result: White powder)
  • Analyze White powder (15:00:00)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Ballot Blood 3 (No stars)

Ballot Blood 3: Housewarming Party

  • Investigate Martin Jenkins' cabin (Clues: Computer, Old chest, Torn note)
  • Examine Computer (Result: Computer unlocked)
  • Analyze Computer (7:49:00)
  • Ask John Richard Way for help in stopping the Mayor (Reward: Burger)
  • Examine Old chest (Result: Passport)
  • Examine Faded passport (Result: Walter Rockwood's passport)
  • Analyze Old passport (9:55:59)
  • Examine Torn note (Result: Creepy note)
  • Warn Gary Perkins about the cabin break-in (Reward: 280 XP)
  • Examine Note (Result: Unidentified handwriting)
  • Investigate Lumber yard (Clues: Knife)
  • Examine Knife (Result: Blood)
  • Analyze Blood (4:35:20)
  • See what happened to Fred Sommerville (Reward: Lumberjack shirt)
  • Move on to the next case (No stars)