|Full name||Melissa Ryser|
|Past profession(s)||Biology Teacher|
|Rusthollow Justice Division|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appearance||Case #1: Into the West|
|“||"So you must be the new detective in town, I'm sure we'll make some wondeful memories together!"||„|
35 years of age, Melissa has long blond hair with cyan highlights at the bottom, and is seen wearing a white forensic lab coat. She is interested in fashion, mystery novels and different countries' cultures. She is also known to be compassionate, caring and knowledgeable in her line of work.
Notable Events of Rusthollow
Melissa is first seen during the autopsy of Scott Bristow, she is seen having empathy for the victim and told Jayden Chase and the player that her thoughts go out to family of the victim. She then proceeded to give the results of the autopsy.
As the Chief Medical Examiner (Coroner) of the Rusthollow Justice Division, Melissa's responsibilities centre around carefully examining and analysing 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. Her 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 Melissa performs throughout the course of the game:
Case #1: Into the West
- Scott's Body (18:00:00)
Case #2: Burn the Midnight Oil
- Bruce's Body (18:00:00)
Case #3: Bloodstained Glass Window
- Peter's Body (18:00:00)
Case #4: Eye for an Eye
- Jimmy's Body (18:00:00)
Case #5: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
- Emilie's Body (18:00:00)
Case #6: Hit the Hay
- Alden's Body (18:00:00)
Case #7: Can't Take the Heat
- Emma's Body (18:00:00)
Case #8: Axe to Grind
- Nellie's Body (18:00:00)
Case #9: Skin of My Teeth
- Terry's Body (18:00:00)
The player may choose Melissa to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any Rusthollow case) and provide hint bonuses. She is available as a 4-hint, level-10 partner.