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“Murder in the Air”

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Murder in the Air
C1MITA
General information
Season 1
Region Europe
Case # 1
Initial release date May 22nd, 2020
Partner(s) Lola Mathison (all chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
- A Stab in the Dark
Your new time travelling adventure started with a murder in Paris! A body is found with an arrow shot into its heart and it's up to you to discover who was the heartless person that committed this heartless crime!
—Case Teaser

Murder in the Air is a case featured in Criminal Case as the first case of Save the Timeline!. It is the first case to take place in Europe region.

Plot

The player arrives in Paris, headquarters for the Time Investigation Bureau, and is introduced by the flirty Lola Mathison, who was excited for the player's arrival. Mathison explains that the time investigation bureau is currently on standby for any time disruptions, so the player has some time to learn about the time. Lola points to a nearby casino and leads the player in there. However, upon entering the casino, a man approaches them and says that he's found a body. Following the unknown man, they discover the body of croupier Henry Winters, his torso pierced by a single arrow. The collected coroner Ivana Broker confirms that the victim died on the arrow coming in contact with the victim's heart.

The man that found the body, Peter Grand, was suspected for the murder. They also suspected prostitute Nicolette Sweetheart after being the last one who gambled at the victim's table and the victim's daughter Tiana Winters, who was obviously distressed about the murder. During the investigation, Lola nervously apologized for forcing the player to solve a murder so soon when the analytical and courageous tech expert Dawn Shapiro approached them, saying that she found the victim handing something off to a suited man minutes before his death.

Lola and the player follow Dawn's lead and head to the underground parking lot the lovely goth found. They then discover that the suited man was Marcus Joy, CEO of Twister, the corporation that made the Time Investigation Bureau's time traveling capsule. When asked why he met Winters, Joy avoided the question, denying that he ever met the victim. They also suspected singer Sabrina Justice after the victim escorted her out of her car to the casino safely. After discovering that the victim was an avid drinker and took his anger on his daughter Tiana, the team were baffled on why Marcus and the victim before the flirty laboratory chief Europa Westington giggled, saying that she found the croupier stick while flirting with Nicolette.

Europa told them she found the stick while flirting with Nicolette in the underground parking lot, near a suspicious van, prompting the duo to go there. After investigating the suspicious van, they discovered Henry impregnated Nicolette during their one-night romance long time ago but Nicolette had to abort, causing Nicolette to hate the victim and that he tried to take over Marcus' business. The duo then returned to the casino and found clues revealing that Henry was jealous on Sabrina because she wrote an awful song about him, causing Henry to sabotage one of her concerts in revenge. They also discovered the victim was cheating in one of the blackjack games what made Peter angry and made him report the victim. Lola with a slight smile on her face said they're ready to arrest the player's first killer in the new adventure. The duo eventually arrested Tiana for the murder.

Lola and the player found Tiana on a bench, asking if they have found her father's killer. Lola sighed and accused her of being the murderer. At first she was revolted, saying that she loved him dearly. As the evidence was against her, however, she admitted to the murder, saying that he was about to ruin her life. She explained that a few nights before, her dad met Marcus. The day after, he was excited and said that he was accepted into a new job as a mechanic for Twister. He then was excited and said that Twister was going to change time and space as we know it. She then started crying, saying that Henry was going to change many events: one saving her mother, a woman named Jennie Burgess, from a fire from previous times. Realizing that the world could change forever if the events in time would change, she quickly took the sacrifice and shot her father with an arrow through the busy casino. The pensive judge Violetta Martinez understood Tiana's story but still says that murder is still murder and sentenced the young woman to thirty-five years in prison. Before being hauled off to prison, she told the player to not trust Twister.

After saying this, Tiana was hauled to the prison. The duo then left the courtroom, visibly interested in what Tiana said them earlier. Afterwards, they went to tell everything to the chief Sarah. Interested and a bit worried about Twister, a company that could change events in the time, she told them they have to investigate what Twister is up to. Considering the victim met Marcus in the underground parking lot, they went to see if there's anything interesting they can use. After investigating, the duo found Marcus' locked wallet. They unlocked it and found his phone. They sent it to Dawn, who revealed he had an argument with his daughter about his bank account. They went to question Tiana, who told them she blocked her father's bank account. Tiana explained how he was furious when he found out she blocked his account because he was an awful father. Her father wanted to give a big amount of money to Twister as a gift because he was hired there. After hearing this, the duo wanted to question Marcus, but he wasn't in his office. They questioned Twister's Management Director Maria Rose instead. Maria told them how he left his office a couple of hours ago, but didn't say where he was going. However, she saw him in the casino before leaving his office too, so they went there and found a map. After revealing the text, Hamburg was circled on the map, and on the back of the map, a plane ticket was attached. Dawn analyzed the clue she got and told them how she found out he was going to Hamburg a few times to pray due to his favorite church being there and his plane already left for Hamburg a few hours ago.

A little later that day, Ivana came in and asked the duo if they could help her with something. Ivana said Sarah's birthday is today and she prepared a beautiful party in a near club, but however, she made a note for Sarah to read and come to the club but lost it somewhere around Henry's hotel room. They then found a note and sent it to Sarah in hope she'll come to the club to celebrate with the team. Not long after they sent the note to her, Sarah slowly entered the club that was visibly dark. A bit skeptical about it, she slowly started walking when lights turned on and the whole team congratulated her birthday, kissing her and putting icing on her face. After a group hug, the party continued and lasted all night long...

The next morning, the team prepared to go to Hamburg and ask Marcus about his company's plans...

Summary

Victim

  • Henry Winters (shot with an arrow on the casino floor)

Murder Weapon

  • Arrow

Killer

  • Tiana Winters

Suspects

Peter Grand
Croupier
Height 5'8"
Age 37
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect has read “Little House on the Prairie”.
  • The suspect knows how to sew.
  • The suspect has been to Spain.
Nicolette Sweetheart
Prostitute
Height 5'6"
Age 26
Weight 131 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect has read “Little House on the Prairie”.
  • The suspect has been to Spain.

Appearance

  • The suspect has brown hair.
  • The suspect wears silver jewelry.
Tiana Winters
Victim's Daughter
Height 5'2"
Age 17
Weight 102 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-

Profile

  • The suspect has read “Little House on the Prairie”.
  • The suspect knows how to sew.
  • The suspect has been to Spain.

Appearance

  • The suspect has brown hair.
  • The suspect wears silver jewelry.
Marcus Joy
Twister CEO
Height 6'0"
Age 47
Weight 167 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+

Profile

  • The suspect has read “Little House on the Prairie”.
  • The suspect knows how to sew.
  • The suspect has been to Spain.

Appearance

  • The suspect has brown hair.
Sabrina Justice
Singer
Height 5'6"
Age 30
Weight 124 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+

Profile

  • The suspect has read “Little House on the Prairie”.
  • The suspect knows how to sew.
  • The suspect has been to Spain.

Appearance

  • The suspect wears silver jewelry.

Quasi-suspect(s)

Ivana Broker
Coroner
Height 5'5"
Age 40
Weight 161 lbs
Eyes black
Blood AB-
Maria Rose
Management Director of Twister
Height 5'2"
Age 35
Weight 144 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer has read Little House on the Prairie.
  • The killer knows how to sew.
  • The killer has been to Spain.
  • The killer has brown hair.
  • The killer wears silver jewelry.

Crime Scenes

Casino Floor Blackjack Table Casino Floor Bonus
Hotel Room Unkempt Bed Hotel Room Bonus
Underground Parking Lot Suspicious Van Underground Parking Lot Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Casino Floor. (New Crime Scene: Casino Floor; Clues: Victim's Body, Torn Pieces, Note; Victim Identified: Henry Winters; Murder Weapon Found: Arrow)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Photo Restored, New Suspect: Tiana Winters)
  • Ask Tiana about the murder of her father. (New Crime Scene: Hotel Room)
  • Investigate Hotel Room. (Clues: Fancy Watch, Whip)
  • Examine Fancy Watch. (Result: Owner's Name Revealed: Peter Grand, New Suspect: Peter Grand)
  • Ask Peter is he saw the murder happen.
  • Examine Whip. (Result: Tag: N SWEETHEART, New Suspect: Nicolette Sweetheart)
  • Question Nicolette about the victim.
  • Examine Note. (Result: Quote)
  • Analyze Quote. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer has read Little House on the Prairie)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer knows how to sew)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Underground Parking Lot. (New Crime Scene: Underground Parking Lot; Clues: Locked Chest, Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Locked Chest. (Result: Tablet)
  • Examine Tablet. (Result: Twister Account, New Suspect: Marcus Joy)
  • Question Marcus whether he knew the victim.
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Letter Retrieved)
  • Examine Letter. (Result: Writer's Name Revealed: Sabrina Justice, New Suspect: Sabrina Justice)
  • Ask Sabrina if she knew the victim.
  • Investigate Unkempt Bed. (New Crime Scene: Unkempt Bed; Clues: Diary, Faded Paper)
  • Examine Diary. (Result: Diary Entry)
  • Ask Tiana why she was angry at her father. (Profile updated: Tiana has read Little House on the Prairie and knows how to sew.)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Plane Ticket)
  • Analyze Plane Ticket. (06:00:00; Attribute: The killer has been to Spain)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (1 star)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Suspicious Van. (New Crime Scene: Suspicious Van; Clues: Pregnancy Test, Note)
  • Examine Pregnancy Test. (Result: Positive Test)
  • Question Nicolette about the pregnancy test. (Profile updated: Tiana has been to Spain.; Nicolette has read Little House on the Prairie and has been to Spain.)
  • Examine Note. (Result: Angry Message)
  • Ask Marcus about the angry message. (Profile updated: Marcus has been to Spain and knows how to sew.)
  • Investigate Blackjack Table. (New Crime Scene: Blackjack Table; Clues: Music Notebook, Blackjack Game Chip, Vodka Can, Sticky Paper)
  • Examine Music Notebook. (Result: Song)
  • Question Sabrina about the song dedicated to the victim. (Profile updated: Sabrina has been to Spain, knows how to sew and has read Little House on the Prairie.)
  • Examine Blackjack Game Chip. (Result: Threat)
  • Question Peter about the victim cheating in the blackjack game. (Profile updated: Peter has been to Spain, has read Little House on the Prairie and knows how to sew.; Marcus has read Little House on the Prairie.)
  • Examine Vodka Can. (Result: Powder)
  • Analyze Powder. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears silver jewelry)
  • Examine Sticky Paper. (Result: Lock of Hair)
  • Analyze Lock of Hair. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer has brown hair)
  • Arrest the killer now!
  • Go to Tough Times (1/5). (No stars)

Tough Times (1/5)

StTAI1TT

  • Investigate Underground Parking Lot. (Clues: Locked Wallet)
  • Examine Locked Wallet. (Result: Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Marcus' Phone)
  • Analyze Marcus' Phone. (06:00:00; Result: Argument)
  • Question Tiana about the argument with her father.
  • Ask Maria Rose about Marcus' whereabouts.
  • Investigate Casino Floor. (Result: Map)
  • Examine Map. (Result: Circled Country with a Plane Ticket on the other side)
  • Analyze Plane Ticket. (09:00:00)
  • See what Ivana wants.
  • Investigate Hotel Room. (Clues: Faded Paper)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Note for Sarah)
  • Move on to a new crime! (1 star)

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