Ruth Saunders
Biographical information
Full name Ruth Saunders
Gender Female
Status Alive
Birth 1969
Nationality Flag of IrelandFlag of Italy Irish-Italian
Residence Aurelia, Italy
Past profession(s) Archelogist
Partner(s) Nicholas Rivera (ex-boyfriend)
Aurelian Law Enforcement Agency
Rank Historian
Game information
Appears in Aurelia
First appearance Case #1: Welcome to Aurelia! (s1)
The greatest explorers are those who investigate the world which is the past.
—Ruth Saunders

Ruth Saunders is a main character featured in Season 1 of Criminal Case, where she serves as the Aurelian Law Enforcement Agency's Historian.

She became a suspect in the murder investigation of her ex-boyfriend, rich man Nicholas Rivera, in Fall of the Ice Maiden (Case #54 of Aurelia).


49 years of age, Ruth has a white hairband with a flower perched in curly black hair and green eyes. She dons a white shirt and a flower-patterned marble blue-grey neckerchief over a cornsilk brown leather jacket. She also wears red nail polish and pink lipstick alongside a brown watch on her right hand. She is stern but still caring and has a fascination for anything historical.

Height 5'4"
Age 49
Weight 180 lbs
Eyes green
Blood B-

Notable Events of Aurelia

Meeting Ruth

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As the Historian of the Aurelian Law Enforcement Agency, Ruth has the responsibility of analyzing physical objects and/or clues that require historical, cultural, and/or linguistic study and research, such as artifacts, and to return the results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. Her task-wait rates varies depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.

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

Case #3: Walk the Plank

  • Page (12:00:00)
  • Damaged Map (06:00:00)
  • Old Key (02:00:00)

Case #6: Dead of a Broken Crown

  • Compass (05:00:00)

Case #7: Arrr Me Killer

  • Pirate Ship Painting (07:00:00)

Case #8: Hammer Into a Thick Skull

  • Strange Writing (05:00:00)

Case #9: Bigger Fish to Fry

  • Article Headline (05:00:00)

Case #10: Like a Fish Out of Water

  • Medallion (06:00:00)

Case #11: The Weight of Justice

  • Skull & Crossbones Insignia
  • Treasure Map (06:00:00)

Case #15: Steal One's Thunder

  • Paper (12:00:00)


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

Case appearances

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