Irene Watson
Biographical information
Full name Irene Watson
Gender Female
Status Alive
Birth 1972
Nationality United States of America American
Residence Rusthollow, U.S.
Past profession(s) Stagehand
Family Callum Watson (son)
Colton Watson (husband)
Nicolette Watson (mother-in-law)
Rusthollow Justice Division
Rank Head of Forensics
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appearance Case #1: Into the West
"Greetings, I am Irene Watson but you can call me the phantom of the laboratory!"
—Irene Watson

Irene Watson is a main character featured in Rusthollow, where she served as the Head of Forensics for the Rusthollow Justice Division.

She became a suspect in the murder investigation of convict Connor Wilson in Sentenced to Death (Case #36 of Rusthollow) where she resigned as Head of Forensics. After resigning, she became a suspect in the murder investigation of her son, Head of Forensics Callum Watson in A Western War (Case #60 of Rusthollow).


37 years of age, Irene wears a lab coat and has blond hair in a bun. She is interested in the opera and helping her son Callum Watson. She is known to be loving and caring while also being dramatic.

Notable Events of Rusthollow

Meeting Irene

Irene first met the player while examining the exercise weight used to kill Scott Bristow with her son Callum Watson. To greet the player she sung a song from the opera, much to Callum's disappointment. Callum then apologised for his mother's terrible singing and Irene told the player and Jayden Chase the results from the analysis.

Can't Take the Heat

Calm down, partner. This section is soon to be added.


As the Lab Chief of the Rusthollow Justice Division, Irene 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. Her task-wait rates will vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all will cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.

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

Case #1: Into the West

  • Exercise Weight (09:00:00)
  • Liquor Sample (05:00:00)
  • Cream Sample (05:00:00)
  • Hair (05:00:00)

Case #2: Burn the Midnight Oil

  • Bottle of Poison (06:00:00)
  • Plate (15:00:00)
  • Plant (05:00:00)

Case #3: Bloodstained Glass Window

  • Gloves (08:00:00)
  • Glass Shard (08:00:00)
  • Green Fabric (08:00:00)
  • Holy Water Bottle (08:00:00)

Case #4: Eye for an Eye

  • White Substance (07:00:00)
  • Fibres (06:00:00)
  • Silver Ring (04:00:00)

Case #5: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

  • Skipping Rope (10:00:00)
  • Skin Cells (06:00:00)
  • Match (03:00:00)
  • Gasoline Canister (10:00:00)
  • Fibres (10:00:00)

Case #6: Hit the Hay

  • Skin Cells (06:00:00)
  • Blood Sample (06:00:00)
  • SUV Keys (15:00:00)
  • Particles (15:00:00)
  • Resignation Letter (07:00:00)

Case #7: Can't Take the Heat

  • Substance (08:00:00)

Case #8: Axe to Grind

  • Museum Pass (06:00:00)

Case #9: Skin of My Teeth

  • Bloody Scalpel (05:00:00)


The player may choose Irene to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any case in Rusthollow) and provide hint bonuses. She is available as a 3-hint partner. (This feature is only available in the mobile variant of Criminal Case.)

Case appearances

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