Shane Chapeler
Biographical information
Full name Shane Chapeler
Gender Male
Status Alive
Birth 1995
Nationality JapanUnited States of America American-Japanese
Residence Rusthollow, U.S.
Past profession(s) Psychologist
Family Ayane Chapeler (mother)
Samuel Chapeler (father)
Partner(s) Johnathon Sanderson (fiancé)
Rusthollow Justice Division
Rank Profiler
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appearance Case #1: Into the West
"Why wouldn't you shut the door? Well, the way you draw circles suggests you don't complete things and your tie suggests that you're a messy person. Now, shut the door on your way out.".
—Shane Chapeler

Shane Chapeler is a main character featured in Rusthollow, where he serves as the Profiler for the Rusthollow Justice Division.

He became a suspect in the murder investigation of his mother, hairdresser Ayane Chapeler in Bad Hair Day (Case #38 of Rusthollow), his fiancé, architect Johnathon Sanderson in The Blood on My Hands (Case #42 of Rusthollow) and convict Clifford Kent and cameraman Kshipra Bhardwaj in The Darkness is Here (Case #54 of Rusthollow).


Shane wears a hat and glasses, with dark black hair along with wearing a cardigan with PS embroidered into the pattern. Shane is known to be overly organised, hairdworking and professional but still enjoys a party. In his spare time, Shane attends horse races, reads books and analyses people.

Notable Events of Rusthollow

Meeting Shane

Shane first met the player during the interrogation of Scott Bristow's killer. Shane told the player and Jayden Chase that he believed the killer was suffering from severe memory loss. He then helped the killer make a confession.

Eye for an Eye

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As the Profiler of the Rusthollow Justice Divison, Shane has the responsibility of analyzing physical objects and/or clues that cannot be analyzed flawlessly through bio-forensics or digital analysis, but instead through psychological analysis, and to return the results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. His 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 Shane performs throughout the course of the game:

Case #2: Burn the Midnight Oil

  • Vowel Sheet (06:00:00)

Case #4: Eye for an Eye

  • Threatening Writing (02:00:00)


The player may choose Shane to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any case in Rusthollow) and provide hint bonuses. He is available as a 3-hint partner. (This feature is only available in the mobile variant of Criminal Case.)

Case appearances

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