“Brain Appétit”


Brain Appétit
General information
Season Zombie Homeland
City The Walled City of Seattle
District Cerebellum Central
Case # 35
Initial release date 29th June 2020
Partner(s) Nick Moore (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Filleted to Rest Dirt Nap Time
(in Hypothalamus Hills)
It’s up to us to solve the brain shortages and a life is cut short when they are found pulverized into pieces in a brain processing grinder! Grind out all the proof against this killer and save Seattle’s human population from a brain buffet!
—Case Teaser

Brain Appétit is a case featured in Criminal Case as the thirty-fifth case of Zombie Homeland and the fifth and final case in the Cerebellum Central district of The Walled City of Seattle.


After the team was able to find a way to supply the city's brains to feed the zombie population through caterer Yvonne May and former CEO Topher Briggs, the detectives were working on paperwork one day when they were informed by Chief Babineaux that a brain processing plant worker had called in about a murder. Nick and the player then headed to the plant, where they then discovered the pulverized remains of a corpse. Ravi then told them that despite the fact there wasn't a distinguishable identity, he would do his best to find out who was the victim. After hours of autopsy, Ravi and Livia revealed their results of examination to identity the victim to be Yvonne May. The detectives investigated the plant and the victim's restaurant, where they found clues to suspect brain processing plant worker Gabbie Nightingale, food truck caterer Dolly Dillion, donut shop owner Henrietta Faust and CEO of SeattleHealth Jackson Potter in the homicide. Afterwards, Livia revealed to the detectives that Ravi and Yvonne had been in touch about studying the zombie's consumption of brains.

The detectives then questioned Ravi, who confessed that he had been talking to the victim about the studies they were doing on the brains' effect on the zombie. The player and Nick then discovered that the victim was getting sponsors and help on the Le Cerveau menu from author Stefan Night and waitress Elle Tomlinson, leading to the detectives suspecting them both before they also discovered the victim's brain in a jar. Livia revealed that the lacerations in the brain suggested that the killer took the part of the brain they had jarred when Yvonne was dead, before pulverizing her remains to the ground remains they had found. They then found out that Gabbie had blamed Fillmore Graves for the wall and forcing her to have the job she had, before they found out that Dolly had told Yvonne that she would become a "T-bone steak" for the zombies if she kept supporting them. They also found out that Jackson and Yvonne were trying to find the missing Utopium together, before the detectives were informed by Izabela that zombies were rioting, blaming the humans for killing their favourite brain chef.

The detectives then went to calm down the rioters, soon discovering that Henrietta was among them. After they learned from the donut shop owner that she was a zombie, recently infected by an attacker, she then told them that she would not stand for the attack against Yvonne, not anymore. The player and Nick then reinvestigated the victim's kitchen, where they found out that Elle had lied to the team about not knowing the victim well, due to the close and friendly texts between her and Yvonne. They also found out that that Stefan had given a locket to the victim as a proclamation of love, and that Ravi had gifted Yvonne a bottle of hot sauce to help her with her menu. After the detectives reinvestigated the plant, soon finding more clues to the murder, Livia eventually helped her brother and the player with finding the evidence to incriminate Stefan Night as the killer.

The player and Nick confronted Stefan about killing Yvonne, and the author denied the murder, insisting on his proclamation of love for her. He then cracked and confessed to the murder after Nick confronted him about the lacerated brain that he had taken from Yvonne's corpse. Stefan then told them that in his stories, he wrote his stories based on real life situations, and never a fictional situation. He then told them, that in order to carry out the plan that he had of a serial killer who killed their victims by pulverizing them, he had to make the murder happen. He then lamented how he had little care for the zombie-human tensions, telling them that the escalation of the tensions would be good for a story. He then laughed as he explained how he lured Yvonne into his trap, telling her how he liked and supported the ideas she had for her "Le Cerveau" menu, even enticing her with gifts and romance. He then stole the keys to the plant from Gabbie, hoping to pin the murder on her, before he then lured Yvonne to the plant, before attacking and pushing her into the mixing bowl, killing her, before he took the brain as a trophy. When Nick asked him why he took the brain, Stefan then told them that someone asked him to bring them Yvonne's brain in exchange for protection from the police. Disgusted, Nick then arrested the writer and sent him to trial, where Judge Pryce sentenced Stefan to life in prison for his crime and refusal to name who he spoke to. After the trial, Topher Briggs, who had been in his office the whole time, told them that he had gotten in touch with his contacts, before Xavier revealed that Stefan's transport van had been attacked.

After they were informed of Stefan's transport van attack, the detectives, along with Livia, then hurried to investigate. There, they found Stefan wounded with several scratches on his body, prompting Livia to rush Stefan back to the morgue. Nick and the player then spoke to Commander Buckley about the latest developments, the commander telling them to go to the plant to get a specialized first aid kit for Stefan, since he could've been attacked by a zombie, and told them to help Topher get what he needed to complete the planning of his brain supply operation. Nick and the player then headed to the brain processing plant, where they retrieved a first aid kit made for a zombie attack, before they sent it to the morgue so Livia could tend to Stefan's injuries properly. After a few hours, Livia and the player questioned Stefan about what happened, the writer eating a brain tube before he revealed that he was attacked by an unknown figure that scratched him deeply and left him for dead, or rather to transform into a zombie, before the detectives found him. When Livia confronted Stefan about whether the attack was because he helped Dolly Dillion, Stefan confessed that he only lied because he did not know the anonymous contact that promised him protection for Yvonne's brain. Livia then told the player that she would have Stefan looked after and sent to Fillmore Graves on Judge Pryce's orders.

Meanwhile, the player and Nick spoke to Topher, who requested that they help him retrieve Yvonne's notes on the brain supply imports, so he could coordinate them with his contacts. Nick and the player found Yvonne's notes in her briefcase, before they sent the notes to Vampire Steve, so he could work with Topher to create the brain supplying operation. Afterwards, Topher revealed the operation they had made, and that his contacts would be gathering brains from the donors when they passed away, as well from third world countries to restock the brains in the processing plant. He then thanked the player and the detectives for giving him a second chance, before he left to go back to the Briggs Manor, where he would rest. Nick and the player then informed Commander Buckley of the successful operation, and he congratulated them on their hard work, before telling them that they had more things to deal with, such as the attacks. However, he told them that he was grateful for their help.

After all the events, the Chief then informed the player and Nick about a faded letter that was given to the team, prompting the player to uncover what the letter said. The letter revealed mentions of a zombie scratcher and how they attacked Stefan for what he did, and that Seattle would be a newborn zombie homeland. The Chief then told the team that they had to look out for this serial scratcher, before the zombies made their next move in Seattle.



  • Yvonne May (found pulverized in a processing plant)

Murder Weapon

  • Brain Processing Grinder


  • Stefan Night


Gabbie Nightingale
Gothic Bikini Model
Height 5'6"
Age 20
Weight 119 lbs
Eyes black
Blood B-


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea


  • The suspect wears white
Dolly Dillion
Food Truck Caterer
Height 5'8"
Age 48
Weight 145 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A+


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea


  • The suspect wears white
Henrietta Faust
Donut Shop Owner
Height 5'6"
Age 65
Weight 150 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A+


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea
Jackson Potter
CEO of SeattleHealth
Height 6'3"
Age 29
Weight 170 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea
Ravi Chaudhuri
Chief Medical Examiner
Height 6'4"
Age 42
Weight 185 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A+


  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea
Stefan Night
Famous Author
Height 5'9"
Age 25
Weight 175 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea


  • The suspect wears white
Elle Tomlinson
Height 5'4"
Age 24
Weight 130 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A+


  • The suspect knows mechanics
  • The suspect eats Indian mustard
  • The suspect drinks Earl Grey tea


  • The suspect wears white


Major Buckley
Commander of Fillmore Graves
Height 6'2"
Age 29
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-
Topher Briggs
Former CEO
Height 6'3"
Age 33
Weight 180 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer knows mechanics.
  • The killer eats Indian mustard.
  • The killer drinks Earl Grey tea.
  • The killer weighs at least 150 pounds.
  • The killer wears white.

Crime Scenes

Brain Processing Plant Brain Processor Brain Processing Plant Bonus
Victim's Restaurant Restaurant Sitting Area Victim's Restaurant Bonus
Victim's Kitchen Chilly Meat Freezer Victim's Kitchen Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Brain Processing Plant. (Clues: Victim's Body, Grinder Button; New Suspect: Gabbie Nightingale)
  • Talk to Gabbie Nightingale about the murder.
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Murder Weapon Found: Brain Processing Grinder; Attribute: The killer knows mechanics; New Crime Scene: Victim's Restaurant)
  • Investigate Victim's Restaurant. (Clues: Broken Pieces, Faded Paper)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Hair Pin; New Suspect: Dolly Dillion)
  • Talk to Dolly about the murder that's occurred.
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Congratulations Letter; New Suspect: Henrietta Faust)
  • Question Henrietta about knowing Yvonne. (New Suspect: Jackson Potter)
  • Interrogate Jackson about his safety checks.
  • Examine Grinder Button. (Result: Yellow Substance)
  • Analyze Yellow Substance. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats Indian mustard)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Talk to Ravi about seeing the victim. (Attribute: Ravi eats Indian mustard; New Crime Scene: Victim's Kitchen)
  • Investigate Victim's Kitchen. (Clues: Faded Manuscript, Locked Box)
  • Examine Faded Manuscript. (Result: Manuscript Revealed)
  • Talk to Stefan Night about his presence. (Attribute: Stefan eats Indian mustard; New Suspect: Elle Tomlinson)
  • Talk to Elle about helping with the Le Cerveau menu. (Attribute: Elle knows mechanics and eats Indian mustard)
  • Examine Locked Box. (Result: Jarred Brain)
  • Analyze Jarred Brain. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer drinks Earl Grey tea; New Crime Scene: Restaurant Sitting Area)
  • Investigate Restaurant Sitting Area. (Clues: Victim's Tablet, Torn Pieces, Locked Phone)
  • Examine Locked Phone. (Result: Gabbie's Phone Unlocked; Attribute: Gabbie knows mechanics)
  • Confront Gabbie about the accusations. (Attribute: Gabbie eats Indian mustard and drinks Earl Grey tea)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Napkin Note)
  • Interrogate Dolly about her note. (Attribute: Dolly drinks Earl Grey tea, eats Indian mustard and knows mechanics)
  • Analyze Victim's Tablet. (09:00:00)
  • Talk to Jackson about Yvonne helping him. (Attribute: Jackson knows mechanics, drinks Earl Grey tea and eats Indian mustard)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Question Henrietta about her zombie secret. (Attribute: Henrietta eats Indian mustard, drinks Earl Grey tea and knows mechanics; New Crime Scene: Chilly Meat Freezer)
  • Investigate Chilly Meat Freezer. (Clues: Victim's Purse, Locked Locket, Bottle of Hot Sauce)
  • Examine Victim's Purse. (Result: Victim's Phone)
  • Talk to Elle about her texts with the victim. (Attribute: Elle drinks Earl Grey tea)
  • Examine Locked Locket. (Result: Stefan's Locket)
  • Interrogate Stefan about his locket. (Attribute: Stefan drinks Earl Grey tea and knows mechanics)
  • Examine Bottle of Hot Sauce. (Result: Fingerprints)
  • Analyze Fingerprints. (09:00:00)
  • Ask Ravi about the hot sauce he gave to Yvonne. (Attribute: Ravi drinks Earl Grey tea)
  • Investigate Brain Processor. (Clues: Torn Fabric, Gloves)
  • Examine Torn Fabric. (Result: Victim's Coat)
  • Analyze Victim's Coat. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer weighs at least 150 pounds)
  • Examine Gloves. (Result: Bloodstained Fibers)
  • Analyze Bloodstained Fibers. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears white)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Brainstorm, Divide and Conquer (5/5). (No stars)

Brainstorm, Divide and Conquer (5/5)


  • Head to check on Stefan Night.
  • Talk to Major Buckley about the latest developments. (Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Brain Processing Plant. (Clue: First Aid Kit)
  • Examine First Aid Kit. (Result: Kit Unlocked)
  • Analyze Stefan's Vitals. (06:00:00)
  • Ask Stefan what happened to him. (Reward: Book and Quill Pin)
  • Talk to Topher about the brain supply.
  • Investigate Victim's Restaurant. (Clue: Yvonne's Briefcase)
  • Examine Yvonne's Briefcase. (Result: Yvonne's Notes)
  • Analyze Brain Supply Notes. (09:00:00)
  • Talk to Topher about his ultimate plan. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Update Major Buckley on the success of the brain operation.
  • Examine Letter to the Team. (Result: Message Revealed; All tasks must be completed beforehand)
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)


  • The case name is most likely a pun on "brain" and the term, "bon appétit", a term used to salute a person that's about to eat.


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