Pawsitive in the Bad Times
General information
Season 3
City Rosenoque (The Mystery)
District Beverly Boulevard
Case # 58
Initial release date 10th March 2020
Partner(s) Diana Osborne (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Making It Even Worse Intelligence of Destruction
(in Horizon Station)
With Denise Brighton missing and the Barker’s dognapping nearing the truth, the team soon discover human bones in an animal shelter! It’s up to us to find out who was killed by a murderer with a bone to pick and uncover the organization’s schemes across the ever-changing city of Rosenoque!
—Case Teaser

Pawsitive in the Bad Times is a case featured in Criminal Case as the one-hundred and seventy-third case of the game. It is the fifty-eighth case of The Mystery and the sixth and final case in Beverly Boulevard.


Previously, Major told Diana and the player that bones had been found in a local animal shelter. They then headed to the animal shelter, where they found human-sized bones, drastically corroded. Ethan then confirmed that the corroding of the human bones was caused by sulfuric acid, and that someone, whoever killed the victim, was most likely trying to hide the identity of the bones' owner, and that they had succeeded. Diana and the player then investigated the shelter and the nearby square, where they found clues to suspect animal shelter owner Erik Huntington, Maxwell's husband and investigative reporter Joseph Marlow, and wolf tamer Clark Moore, in the mysterious homicide. Afterwards, as Diana and the player discussed the mysterious victim's identity, Diana got a phone call, the caller telling them that a body had been found.

The caller, their own Chief Tempest told them with sorrow in her eyes as she then told them that she had found a body, telling them it was bad news. Diana and the player then hurried to the mayor's estate, where they found the body of city Mayor Leonard Oakley, some of his bones missing. Ethan soon confirmed that the bones matched Leonard's body, confirming him as the victim. They then suspected politician and mayor's assistant Theodore Fawkes, Deputy Mayor Nancy Teagan and the victim's daughter Ophelia Oakley in the murder. Soon after, they then discovered Erik was appealing to the Mayor for more shelter funding, and that Clark was trying to get Shawn removed from the city, which led Joseph to write about Clark in the news. Shortly after, as the detectives discussed their dark findings, they were informed by Major that rioters and citizens were ravaging the streets, demanding Leonard's killer to be found.

After they heard that citizens were rioting, they then hurried to investigate Leonard's murder while Major, Jacob and Diego managed the crowds. They then discovered that Ophelia believed that her father didn't accept her for who she was, prompting her to break his award. However, she later discovered that he accepted her and loved her no matter what. They also found out that Theodore was put on suspension after accidentally spilling coffee on important papers, Nancy was found to have disagreed with some of the Mayor's decisions for the city and that Leigh was asked to come to the mayor's home to talk about her recent stress as Chief. Despite all the motives discovered to have little hate for the beloved Mayor, Diana and the player finally collected enough evidence to arrest Theodore Fawkes for the homicide of the mayor.

The player and Diana then confronted Theodore about the murder of the mayor and Theodore told them that it was for the betterment of the world. He then told them that he had joined the cult to create a better world with the organization. He then confessed in a heartbroken voice as he then explained how places he had gone to around the world on a political campaign drove him to fight for a better world. He then said that after seeing places like countries in Africa and the Middle East, he drove to help the poor and downtrodden, all for world peace. He then told them that he had found out about the organization over a year ago and learned that they were advocating for a better, safer and fair world, which motivated him to join them. He then told them that it was up to him to advocate and appeal to the citizens of Rosenoque, so they could potentially be more appealed to him and the organization's plans. He also dognapped and experimented on a few dogs, for a great plan that would help in the takeover of the city, before the leader personally asked him to kidnap the judge and kill the mayor. Theodore then agreed, before kidnapping Denise, killing Leonard and removing his bones before he then corroded them to throw them off. When Diana demanded for Theodore to tell them what the plan was, the politician simply told them that the wolf's bite and snake's venom shall unite before Diana arrested him for the murder and his other crimes. Afterwards, as they locked Theodore up in the holding cells, they then were confronted by Major, who told them that he had saw the interrogation and that Theodore had uttered the motto of the Gaulstone Cult.

The player and Major then confronted Theodore about the Gaulstone Cult and the Barker then admitted that the Cult existed for a couple years now and that they were planning for the betterment of the world. He then confessed that it all started with Jordan Brown and that the city, and the world, would be in a better place once the Cult carried on with their plans. Major then shook off the Barker's taunts and told the player that they had to rescue the judge and the missing dogs, the duo then heading to find out more in the animal shelter. They then found Theodore's wallet and recovered a piece of paper inside the wallet, soon finding a serial number. Erika then confirmed that it was coordinates of an abandoned warehouse, prompting Major and the player to head there, where they found a locked door that the player cracked open. They then found the judge covered in dirt and dust, as well a horde of dogs that Denise confirmed as the ones who had gone missing. Major and the player then worked to return all the dogs to their owners, including Raspberry Muffin and Cookie Dough to socialite Roxanne Pansino, who thanked the detectives for their hard work to find the dogs.

Afterwards, Major and the player then went to see the Chief, who told them that they needed to find out more about the Gaulstone Cult's origins. Major and the player then headed to the mayor's office, thinking that the mayor's murder was cause for something else aside a mere assassination to scare the citizens. They then found a torn property deed that the player restored and Alexandra and Erika revealed that the property deed was for an abandoned technology company office owned by Horatio Fontaine in the district of Horizon Station, a district composed of buildings and streets that had been abandoned by the city after an explosion there. Erika then revealed that radio signals had been discovered there per the mayor's notes, meaning that the Gaulstone Cult could be carrying out their plans in the abandoned district, hence why they were able to operate hidden from the shadows. They then questioned Chelsea Chapman, who told them that she was able to confirm that she and Ina Landry were asked by the cult's leader to cause an explosion that would scare the city into abandoning it, with the influence of Theodore. She then apologized for not thinking of the abandoned district as she had been focused on recovery and Major reassured her, telling her that recovery was the right direction to go, knowing his family's past with the cult. Afterwards, they then informed Nancy, who had become the city's interim mayor in light of the Mayor's murder, who told them that they had her permission to investigate Horizon Station and take down the Gaulstone Cult, once and for all.

After all the discoveries and development of the organization's plans, Chief Tempest then told them that if Horatio Fontaine and the cult had plans occurring in the abandoned district of Horizon Station, they would need to get to the abandoned technology company and find out what the Cult is up to "save the world for the better".



  • Leonard Oakley (his bones were removed and found in an animal shelter)

Murder Weapon

  • Bone Saw


  • Theodore Fawkes


Erik Huntington
Animal Shelter Owner
Height 6'1"
Age 44
Weight 190 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy
Joseph Marlow
Investigative Reporter
Height 5'8"
Age 37
Weight 130 lbs
Eyes black
Blood O+


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy


  • The suspect wears a tie
Clark Moore
Wolf Tamer
Height 6'0"
Age 42
Weight 173 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O+


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy
Leigh Tempest
Chief of Police
Height 5'6"
Age 39
Weight 149 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B-


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy


  • The suspect wears a tie
Theodore Fawkes
Height 5'9"
Age 29
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy


  • The suspect wears a tie
Nancy Teagan
Deputy Mayor
Height 5'6"
Age 39
Weight 152 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O+


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy
Ophelia Oakley
Mayor's Daughter
Height 5'6"
Age 19
Weight 120 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-


  • The suspect has access to acids
  • The suspect eats shrimp cocktails
  • The suspect studies anatomy


  • The suspect wears a tie


Denise Brighton
Judge of Rosenoque
Height 5'8"
Age 40
Weight 140 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB-
Roxanne Pansino
Height 4'10"
Age 34
Weight 119 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-
Chelsea Chapman
The Pyromaniac
Height 5'9"
Age 29
Weight 115 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer has access to acids.
  • The killer eats shrimp cocktails.
  • The killer studies anatomy.
  • The killer wears a tie.
  • The killer has blue eyes.

Crime Scenes

Animal Shelter Shelter Cages Animal Shelter Bonus
Beverly Square Square Fountain Beverly Square Bonus
Mayor's Office Office Desk Mayor's Office Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Animal Shelter. (Clues: Corroded Bones, Broken Lock, Faded Name Tag)
  • Examine Faded Name Tag. (Result: Name Tag Revealed; New Suspect: Erik Huntington)
  • Question Erik about the corroded human bones. (New Crime Scene: Beverly Square)
  • Investigate Beverly Square. (Clues: Trash Can, Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: Notepad; New Suspect: Joseph Marlow)
  • Ask Joseph Marlow about the mysterious murder.
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Wolf Watch; New Suspect: Clark Moore)
  • Interrogate Clark about the human bones in the shelter.
  • Analyze Broken Lock. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats shrimp cocktails)
  • Autopsy Victim's Bones. (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer has access to acids)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Mayor's Office. (Clues: Victim's Body, Broken Pieces, Locked Journal; New Suspect: Leigh Tempest)
  • Question Leigh about the murder. (Attribute: Leigh has access to acids, Erik has access to acids)
  • Examine Locked Journal. (Result: Victim's Journal; New Suspect: Theodore Fawkes)
  • Ask Theodore about the mayor's last whereabouts. (Attribute: Theodore eats shrimp cocktails; New Suspect: Nancy Teagan)
  • Inform Deputy Mayor Teagan of the mayor's murder. (Attribute: Nancy eats shrimp cocktails and has access to acids)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Gothic Locket; New Suspect: Ophelia Oakley)
  • Ask Ophelia about the murder of her father. (Attribute: Ophelia eats shrimp cocktails and has access to acids)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer studies anatomy; New Crime Scene: Square Fountain)
  • Investigate Square Fountain. (Clues: Trash Can, Faded Paper)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Funding Appeal)
  • Ask Erik about the appeal. (Attribute: Erik studies anatomy and eats shrimp cocktails)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: VHS Tape)
  • Analyze VHS Tape. (09:00:00)
  • Confront Clark about trying to remove Shawn. (Attribute: Clark has access to acids, studies anatomy and eats shrimp cocktails)
  • See Joseph about the article. (Attribute: Joseph studies anatomy, has access to acids and eats shrimp cocktails)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Office Desk. (Clues: Broken Pieces, Trash Can, Locked Smartphone, Faded Journal)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: Smudged Papers)
  • Ask Theodore about the smudged papers. (Attribute: Theodore has access to acids and studies anatomy)
  • Examine Locked Smartphone. (Result: Texts to Leigh)
  • Ask Chief Tempest about the victim's text. (Attribute: Leigh eats shrimp cocktails and studies anatomy)
  • Examine Faded Journal. (Result: Notes Revealed)
  • Ask Nancy about her disagreement with the Mayor. (Attribute: Nancy has access to acids and studies anatomy)
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Award)
  • Analyze Award. (09:00:00)
  • Ask Ophelia about breaking her father's award. (Attribute: Ophelia studies anatomy)
  • Investigate Shelter Cages. (Clues: Locked Case, Box of Supplies)
  • Examine Locked Case. (Result: Bone Saw Found)
  • Analyze Bone Saw. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a tie)
  • Examine Box of Supplies. (Result: Bottle of Acid)
  • Analyze Bottle of Acid. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer has blue eyes)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to To Be Pawsitively Unbalanced (6/6). (No stars)

To Be Pawsitively Unbalanced (6/6)


  • Confront Theodore Fawkes about the Gaulstone Cult. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Investigate Animal Shelter. (Clue: Theodore's Wallet)
  • Examine Theodore's Wallet. (Result: Piece of Paper [Serial Number])
  • Analyze Serial Number. (03:00:00)
  • Examine Lock. (Result: Lock Unlocked)
  • Check Judge Brighton to make sure she's alright.
  • Go with Major to return the dogs to Roxanne and the others. (Reward: Doggone Cute Hoodie)
  • See the Chief about finding out the Gaulstone Cult's plans.
  • Investigate Mayor's Office. (Clue: Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Property Deed)
  • Analyze Property Deed. (09:00:00)
  • Question Chelsea if she remembers anything from Horizon Station. (Reward: Burger)
  • Tell Interim Mayor Teagan of the Cult's origins.
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)


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