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Burn Into The Sun
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General information
Season 1
City Toomeswood
District Columbia Heights
Case # 10
Initial release date September 26, 2020
Partner(s) Vanessa Moody
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
A Murder Of The Opera Delete My Heart

Burn Into The Sun is a case featured in Criminal Case as the tenth case of Toomeswood and the tenth case overall. It is also the fourth case in the Columbia Heights district of Toomeswood

Plot

Previously, after being scolded by Chief Bellacoola once again for her behavior, Vanessa interrupted the lecture by stating that her soldier tracker beeped. However, Emily informed the team that there was a fire happening at Minnie And Mickey's Tanning Salon where prostitute Molly Greene reported someone being burnt to death. The team found a charred skeleton which per Tazia's autopsy was identified as entitled housewife Theresa Millhouse.

Mid-investigation, Theresa's husband, Kent Millhouse barged into the station demanding the team find their pet Rottweiler, Angel and accused blogger Jenna Danson of stealing the dog due to the fact that she was doing a blog about the victim's personal life for recognition in a company called FOLLOWR.

Later on in the investigation, an angry Jenna trashed the yoga studio after realizing the blogging recognition company was a fraud and she'd been duped, meaning that someone had asked her to stalk the victim. This someone was later revealed to be the victim's neighbor Samantha Balkan, who was also considered the victim's worst enemy. After gathering enough evidence, the team managed to arrest Samantha for the murder.

Initially denying involvement until she snapped and recalled only throwing her guitar at Theresa. Vanessa, informed her that the impact of her throwing the guitar had actually not only burned and charred the housewife but also burned the tanning salon. Samantha explained to the team that not only did Theresa send Angel to destroy her property but the dog also brutally killed Samantha's pet rabbits, kittens and hamsters. While grieving over the carnage, she spotted Theresa laughing thus she hired Jenna to spy on the victim, only to recieve no fruitful answers from the blogger. When asked why she would hire Jenna, Samantha explained that she couldn't afford to hire someone like Oliver Grandforks or Velma Keller, Vanessa and the player then shipped Samantha to trial. In court, Samantha admitted to taking Angel to a humane animal shelter and although sympathetic for the loss of the animals, Judge Whiterock lectured her for almost destroying the tanning salon and reckless endangerment in her blind rage, Samantha was sentenced to 25 years in prison with a chance of parole in 15 years. Samantha once again expressed grief for the death of her pets, citing that the loss of them was already a life sentence for even leaving the house.

Post-trial, Jordan and the player went to check on the owner of the tanning salon, Minnie Tofino and her husband Mickey Tofino who wanted to be able to rebuild their salon. After finding out that Samantha had stumbled upon the salon's insurance claims, the team confronted about this. Samantha had intended to cash in the insurance claim to try to rebuild the salon out of guilt for damaging the property and for putting others at risk but the bank would not accept the transaction. Jordan informed the Tofino couple about this, Mickey told the team that while he would never condone Samantha's actions, he forgave her, understanding her grief. Minnie had also cited wanting to ban Theresa from ever frequenting the salon but had been afraid to act on such. The couple thanked the team for their help and promised they would be less lenient towards entitled customers to avoid further incidents.

Meanwhile, Vanessa's tracker had malfunctioned after a signal led her to Irvine Street. Per Jonah's analysis, the cause of this malfunction was linked to a burner phone used by Lord War's most decorated general. After confronting Susanna Collingswood, the team deduced her cryptic message per Jane's expertise to be none other than Jenna. Jonah immediately confronted Jenna who not only confessed to being Lord War's top general but also bragged that she was unstoppable and that she'd managed to hack into both Vanessa and Jordan's trackers before activating an EMP specially designed to knock out Internet signals and power for the police station and the team's cellphones before escaping.

Later on, animal shelter owner Grayson Corne alerted the team that Angel had escaped from his care at the shelter. Lucas and the team tracked the dog's whereabouts to the studio backyard where Molly was restraining him from attacking the beavers at the studio. The prostitute then helped Lucas to confront Kent about training the dog to be vicious, Molly threatened to sue the entitled car salesman over the dog's murder of small animals. Not wanting a lawsuit, Kent paid the team a fine and Molly got to keep Angel.

After the events, it was revealed that the station did indeed have a blackout as a result of Jenna activating her EMP. A mysterious figure who called himself Lord Pestilence appeared at the station, setting several bats on the team. Lord War had knocked out Vanessa and captured her.

Summary

Victim

  • Theresa Millhouse (her skeletal remains were found burned inside a tanning salon)

Weapon

  • Broken Tanning Bed

Killer

  • Samantha Balkan

Suspects

Molly Greene
Harlot

Height 6'1"
Age 28
Weight 165 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays guitar
  • The suspect practices yoga
  • The suspect drinks orange juice

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears charms

Kent Millhouse
Victim's Husband

Height 6'1"
Age 59
Weight 220 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect drinks orange juice

Suspect's Appearance

Samantha Balkan
Victim's Neighbor

Height 5'3"
Age 59
Weight 132 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays guitar
  • The suspect practices yoga
  • The suspect drinks orange juice

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears charms

Jenna Danson
Internet Blogger

Height 5'3"
Age 23
Weight 132 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays guitar
  • The suspect practices yoga
  • The suspect drinks orange juice

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears charms

Todd Merowitz
Prostitute

Height 5'6"
Age 27
Weight 300 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays guitar
  • The suspect practices yoga
  • The suspect drinks orange juice

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears charms

Quasi-Suspects

Minnie Tofino
Tanning Salon Owner

Height 5'3"
Age 34
Weight 132 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Susanna Collingswood
Convict

Height 5'9"
Age 21
Weight 132 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood O-

Grayson Corne
Animal Shelter Owner

Height 5'9"
Age 24
Weight 140 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood O+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer plays guitar
  • The killer practices yoga
  • The killer drinks orange juice
  • The killer wears charms
  • The killer is 59 years old

Crime Scenes

Minne And Mickey's Tanning Spa And Hair Salon Salon Juice Bar Minne And Mickey's Tanning Spa And Hair Salon Puzzle Bonus
Irvine Street Neighborhood Pool Irvine Street Time Attack Bonus
Morningdew Yoga Studio Studio Backyard Morningdew Yoga Studio Differences Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Minne And Mickey's Tanning Spa And Hair Salon (Clue:Victim's Body; Broken Tanning Bed, New Suspect:Molly Greene)
  • Ask Molly Greene how she discovered the victim
  • Autopsy Victim's Body (18:00:00;Victim Identified:Theresa Millhouse)
  • Investigate Minnie And Mickey's Tanning Salon Again (Prerequisite:Victim's Body Autopsied; Clue:Broken Tanning Bed)
  • Analyze Broken Tanning Bed (14:00:00; Murder Weapon Identified:Tanning Bed; Attribute:The killer plays guitar;New Crime Scene Unlocked:Irvine Street)
  • Investigate Irvine Street (Prerequisite:Broken Tanning Bed Analyzed;Clues: Diamond Necklace, Victim's Journal)
  • Examine Diamond Necklace (Result:New Suspect:Kent Millhouse)
  • Inform Kent Millhouse about his wife's death (Prerequisite:Diamond Necklace Analyzed)
  • Analyze Victim's Journal (09:00:00; New Suspect: Samantha Balkan)
  • Ask Samantha Balkan about her relationship to the victim (Prerequisite: Victim's Journal Analyzed)
  • Go to Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Morningdew Yoga Studio (Available after unlocking Chapter 2; Clues: Laptop, Torn Envelope, Book)
  • Analyze Laptop (09:00:00; New Suspect: Jenna Danson)
  • Grill Jenna Danson on her blog on the victim (Prerequisite:Laptop Analyzed)
  • Examine Torn Envelope (Result:Lawsuit Claim)
  • Analyze Lawsuit Claim (07:00:00;New Suspect:Todd Merowitz)
  • Ask Todd Merowitz about his frivolous lawsuit against the victim (Prerequisite: Lawsuit Claim analyzed; Profile Updated: Todd Merowitz plays guitar; Molly Greene plays guitar)
  • Examine Book (Result:Threatening Note On Book)
  • Analyze Threatening Note On Book (07:00:00; Attribute:The killer practices yoga and drinks orange juice;Profile Updated:Molly Greene drinks orange juice; New Crime Scene Unlocked:Neighborhood Pool)
  • Investigate Neighborhood Pool (Prerequisite:All tasks above completed;Clues: CCTV Camera, Victim's Cellphone)
  • Analyze CCTV Camera (10:00:00)
  • Grill Kent Millhouse about his argument with the victim (Prerequisite: CCTV Camera analyzed;Profile Updated: Kent Millhouse drinks orange juice)
  • Examine Victim's Cellphone (Result:Threatening Message)
  • Confront Molly Greene about threatening the victim (Prerequisite:Threatening Message Examined;Profile Updated:Molly Greene practices yoga)
  • Go to Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Grill Jenna Danson about the fake FOLLOWR award (Available after unlocking Chapter 3;New Lab Sample:USB Key;Profile Updated: Jenna Danson plays guitar and drinks orange juice)
  • Analyze USB Key (07:00:00)
  • Confront Samantha Balkan about spying on the victim (Prerequisite:USB Analyzed;Profile Updated:Samantha Balkan plays guitar, practices yoga and drinks orange juice;Jenna Danson practices yoga;New Crime Scene Unlocked:Salon Juice Bar)
  • Investigate Salon Juice Bar (Prerequisite:All tasks above completed;Clue: Surveillance Camera)
  • Analyze Surveillance Camera (07:00:00)
  • Grill Todd Merowitz about attacking the victim (Prerequisite:Surveillance Camera analyzed;Profile Updated:Todd Merowitz practises yoga and drinks orange juice)
  • Investigate Studio Backyard (Prerequisite:All tasks above completed;Clues:Charm, Burnt Guitar)
  • Analyze Charm (12:00:00;The killer wears charms)
  • Analyze Burnt Guitar (15:00:00;The killer is 59 years old)
  • Take care of the killer now
  • Go to War Is Money (4/6)

War Is Money(4/6)

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  • Check up on Minnie Tofino (Available after unlocking War Is Money)
  • Investigate Salon Juice Bar (Prerequisite:Minnie Tofino interrogated; Clue:Debris)
  • Examine Debris (Result:Burned Papers)
  • Analyze Burned Papers (07:00:00)
  • Grill Samantha Balkan about her knowledge about the property's insurance (Prerequisite:Burned Papers Analyzed)
  • Deliver the news to the Tofino couple (Prerequisite:Samantha Balkan interrogated; Reward:Reward:Knitted Bunny Sweater (Male), Knitted Kitten Sweater (Female))
  • Investigate Irvine Street (Available after unlocking War Is Money;Clue:Burner Phone)
  • Analyze Burner Phone (12:00:00)
  • Grill Susanna Collingswood about Lord War's most decorated general (Prerequisite:Burner Phone analyzed)
  • Confront Jenna Danson about her work for Lord War (Prerequisite: Susanna Collingswood interrogated)
  • See what Grayson Corne needs (Prerequisite:All tasks above must be completed)
  • Investigate Studio Backyard (Prerequisite:Grayson Corne interrogated;Clue:Molly Greene)
  • Ask Molly Greene what she is doing with Angel (Prerequisite:Studio Backyard investigated;Reward:Burger)
  • Confront Kent Millhouse (Prerequisite:Molly Greene interrogated;Reward:20000 Coins)
  • Move on to a new crime

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