|John C. Birk|
|Full name||John C. Birk|
|Cause of death||Decapitation|
|Family||Stella Ziarati (daughter; incarcerated)
Order of Specters (formerly)
|Appears in||Criminal Case Venusville|
|First appeared||Case #27 Just Roman Around|
John was a 61-year-old retired astronaut of V.A.S.A. He had short gray hair, gray aviator sunglasses, wrinkles and eye bags. He wore a white vest under a sky blue buttoned-down shirt and a black raincoat with a white collar, decorated with various badges.
John's body was found on the Coloseum Movie Set. Philip Perry said that killer decapitated him from behind. After taking his head, the killer left some stains of Take it Cheesy. Because John didn't eat any, Philip deduced that the killer is eating these snacks.
Killer and motives
The killer was revealed to be John's daughter, lawyer Stella Ziarati.
Upon admitting to murder, Stella said that she spent her whole life trying to get in contact with her father, John. After finally succedding, she left Iran and headed straight to Venusville, hoping that she will finally meet him. After finding, instead of greeting her, he screamed at her, saying that she must leave immediately because he can't let himself be involved in such a scandal. Few months later, earlier today, Stella found John on the movie set. John lost his temper and pushed her, saying that she must leave him alone. Heartbroken Stella then snapped, brought a machete and cut off his head. After realizing what she has done, she hid the head in police station to scare them away. Judge Grayson Pierre decided that Stella should remain in custody pending a thorough psychiatric evaluation for her father's murder.