Joseph Sanders
Biographical information
Full name Joseph Sanders
Gender Male
Status Alive
Birth 1977
Nationality United States American
Residence Seattle, United States
Past profession(s) Doctor
Steakhouse Owner
Family Ivan Hunter (fiancé)
North American Elite Force
Rank Chief Medical Examiner
Game information
Appears in The North American Adventure
First appearance Case #1: The Journey Begins
All of these dead bodies is no stranger to me. I know what it feels like when people die. People lash out in grief, they mourn, and then get over it in their own way.
—Joseph Sanders

Joseph Sanders is a main character featured in The North American Adventure, appearing as the North American Elite Force's Chief Medical Examiner.


At 42 years of age, Joseph has green eyes and brown hair in a caesar cut. He wears a sky blue collared shirt under a navy blue lab coat with a white biohazard symbol on his right breast. Joseph also dons a pair of laboratory glasses, his laboratory access badge and a rose brooch.

Joseph is known to be morbid, darkly-thoughtful and strange as he has strange musings and thoughts about the dead. However inside, he is sweet and kind to those who care for him, especially his fiancé.

Height 5'10"
Age 42
Weight 172 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+

Notable Events of The North American Adventure

Meeting Joseph

Joseph made his appearance with weapons expert Cassandra Watson when Wendy and the player came to collect the results of the victim's autopsy. He explained that the victim was strangled so hard with the ropes that his neck was bruised and his spine nearly snapped clean in half. Then Cassandra stepped in and noted the pulley system the killer used to hoist the victim to hang him from the stall. As the pulley system was used, Joseph and Cassandra were able to confirm that the killer knew knot-tying.


As the Chief Medical Examiner (Coroner) of the North American Elite Force, Joseph's responsibilities center around carefully examining and analyzing each murdered corpse, and informing the team of such results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. His task-wait rates vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.

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

Case #1: The Journey Begins

Case #2: How to be Heartless

  • Dustin's Body (18:00:00)
  • Victim's Heart (09:00:00)


The player may choose Joseph to join the investigation of each crime scene and provide hint bonuses. He is available as a 4-hint, level-10 partner.

Case appearances

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