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Maniac Among the Bushes
General information
Season 1
City Varini
District Fraise Residences
Case Number 4
Date of Release 13th December 2016
Partner(s) Dolorès Auch (All Chapters)
Gabriel Michaux (Ambush Among the Bushes 4)
Case chronology
Preceded by Succeeded by
A Murder Carol A Gang Hidden Away

Maniac Among the Bushes is the fourth case of Varini. It is also the fourth case of Fraise Residences.


Chief Marchant sent Dolorès and the player to the French quarter of the district after the team found a threat message written to Crazy David. Unfortunately upon arrival they found the body of Crazy David among the bushes with prints on his stomach.

Charlotte Boulanger was detained because she witnessed the murder, but won't reveal who was the killer with the reason she would be kidnapped if she told the police. More so, a CCTV footage caught the conversation between Father Helgoth and Darren Dewolfe, forcing Darren to be detained until the conversation could be unraveled by Conner. Soon enough, the killer was incriminated to be college student, Francisca Maria.

Initially claiming innocent, Francisca claimed that the murder was not her fault. A week prior, a masked man who claimed to be a member of Le Serpent took her hostage at the back alleys, threatening her to kill David who had came back to his former gang after being released from prison. As she knew she would be dead if she didn't fulfill his wish, she decided to commit the dirty job. She was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

In the aftermath, Andre Hartmann was worried about Gabriel's mysterious actions during his analyses in the previous case and enquired him of his actions. He told them that analyzing the material related to Le Serpent and La Calavera brought back his hectic memories as a secret informant between the two gangs. He said that there were tensions when he left his job as a bank assistant and fled both gangs.

He really regretted it which led to the start of his tenure in the department. Chief Marchant had known the whole time and had not wished to tell the others, in fear for being judged. She strongly suggested that they would not judge him as he was merely a victim of criminal ways. Gabriel offered his help to find out why La Calavera would take revenge for Crazy David's murder. They found out that he was a vital lead to taking down the Le Serpent gang.

Dolorès Auch talked to Francisca about who threatened her but the student told them that she had told them everything she knew. When they investigated the alleyway, they found a handkerchief belonging to Florelina Zonnebloem, who said that she was innocent and it was proven correct when Darren Dewolfe made a confession before leaving the custody of the station via a grenade. Dolorès was thrown into a traumatic scene as she faced most of the explosion.

Chief Marchant gave Gabriel a chance to prove that the team could trust him but they had to wait before investigating during the New Year celebrations as he was sure that they had something planned then. He is proven right when a murder takes place on the night before New Year's Eve.



  • Crazy David (found dead among the bushes with prints on his stomach)

Murder Weapon

  • Wrecked Rake


  • Francisca Maria


Florelina Zonnebloem
Sunflower Gardener
Height 5'6"
Age 30
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect smokes.
  • The suspect knows gardening.
  • The suspect eats chocolate fondue.
Charlotte Boulanger
Chief of the French Quarter
Height 5'8"
Age 41
Weight 136 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect knows gardening.
  • The suspect eats chocolate fondue.
Darren Dewolfe
Height 6'0"
Age 28
Weight 149 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect smokes.
  • The suspect knows gardening.
Paul Fisher
Height 5'10"
Age 39
Weight 115 lbs
Eyes green
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect smokes.
  • The suspect knows gardening.
Francisca Maria
College Student
Height 5'11"
Age 19
Weight 138 lbs
Eyes green
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect smokes.
  • The suspect knows gardening.
  • The suspect eats chocolate fondue.


Gabriel Michaux
VPD Secretary
Height 5'9"
Age 26
Weight 169 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer smokes.
  • The killer knows gardening.
  • The killer eats chocolate fondue.
  • The killer has green eyes.
  • The killer has O- blood type.

Crime Scenes

French Quarter Bushes French Quarter Bonus
Back Alley Trash Box Back Alley Bonus
Strawberry Park Park Benches Strawberry Park Bonus


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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Ambush Among the Bushes (4/6)



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