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To Pay A Deadly Price
General information
Season 1
City Toomeswood
District Perleyville Community
Case # 2
Initial release date July 12, 2020
Partner(s) Vanessa Moody (Chapters 1-3)

Brenda Reynolds (1 task in Chapter 2)

Jordan Cranbrook, Jack Princeton and Jane Fernie (Keeping Up Appearances 2/6)

Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Neighborhood Block Murder A Devastation Of Love

To Pay A Deadly Price is a case featured in Criminal Case as the second case of Toomeswood and the second case overall. It is also the second case in the Perleyville Community district of Toomeswood


Vanessa and the player were sent by Chief Bellacoola to inspect Perleyville Community Secondary School to ensure that no trouble was happening in the community, much to the annoyance of the Senior Detective who wanted to go motorbiking instead. Lab Chief Lucas Langley-Merritt(who was trying to restrain his pet wolf dog) reported a murder in the boys' locker room, where the three found jock Caleb Millhouse gutted and dismembered, which further annoyed Vanessa. As Tazia was still in custody for disorderly conduct, Lucas was needed to perform the autopsy in her place, further infuriating the senior detective.

Mid-investigation, a black-out was accidentally caused by vlogger Brad Ryder who tracked down the team using a GPS, a feat which infuriated Vanessa, Jonah and science teacher Jack Princeton.However, home economics teacher Brenda Reynolds managed to calm the three down by having them hear out the vlogger who had come to the team with allegations about the victim.

Later on in the investigation, Brenda reported a physical altercation ensued between coach Brock Rothery and Jack which was ended by principalGerald Deckerton who without allowing Jack to explain his side of the story, automatically decided that the coach was in the right which infuriated both Brenda and Jack. After gathering enough evidence, the team managed to arrest Brock for the murder.

Brock furiously claimed innocence til Vanessa managed to get him to slip up and admit to throwing a meat slicer at the victim. He confessed to forcing the football players to go on a strictly protein only diet which made several of the boys sick. When one of the boys decided to switch to a ketogenic diet, that infuriated the coach to the point where he barged into the boys locker room with the meat slicer miraculously working despite the cord being broken. When Brock threw the meat slicer, the boys ran out of the locker room to escape the coach's wrath. Caleb, however was left at the mercy of the coach but put up a losing battle before being  slaughtered by the meat slicer.Vanessa didn't hesitate to ship her former gym teacher to trial where an infuriated Judge Whiterock didn't even try to listen to a word the coach said after he tried to justify his actions before she sentenced him to life imprisonment without parole for both the murder and his abusive behavior towards his students, ending his 25 year tenure at the high school. Brock furiously declared that Vanessa would rue the day she arrested him and threatened that her days were numbered before she snapped back saying she would be ready for whatever he'd try to throw at her. 

After the trial, Jordan and the player went to check up on Jack who needed help with further investigations on Brock, while trying to stay clear of Principal Deckerton. After finding only a single incident report in the boys locker room, Jordan and the player went with Jack to seek Brad's help to confront the disgraced coach once and for all. The four confronted Brock, who furiously justified his abusive behavior throughout his 25 year tenure at the school by stating that the boys managed to have successful careers under his tough teachings and bragged that Jack would lose his career after notifying Principal Deckerton of the interrogation. After finding out about Jack's investigation on the ex-coach, Deckerton confronted the science teacher and reprimanded him despite proof of Brock's abuse of power. However, Jordan backed up Jack by stating that Brock would be reported to the school board and warned Deckerton of the consequences of any further sweeping any breeches under the rug.

Meanwhile, profiler Jane Fernie accompanied the player after receiving a report from the school psychologist about Brenda in possible mental distress.The team found an empty blister packet in the school cafeteria which (per Lucas) was confirmed to be the home ec.teacher's anti-depressants. Jane and the player then went to check up on Brenda to make sure she hadn't overdosed on her anti-depressants after the victim and his mother blackmailed her about being bisexual. She explained that she had been distressed amid possible rumours of Elanna Esposito (who she felt was like a daughter to her) possibly being forced by her mother to emigrate back to Tijuana. However, much to Brenda's heartbreak, the rumors were confirmed to be true per a goodbye note the team found at the school's sauna room. Jane gently suggested a group therapy center for her as well as a local garden to help her cope with the void of losing Elanna.

Afterwards, the team was alerted by Father Novello Cappelanio about a physical altercation between the divorced Esposito couple.



  • Caleb Millhouse (found gutted and dismembered in the Perleyville Community Secondary School boys locker room)


  • Meat Slicer


  • Brock Rothery


Brock Rothery

Height 6'1"
Age 59
Weight 200 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats protein bars
  • The suspect visits saunas
  • The suspect works out

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a bruise

Jack Princeton
Science Teacher

Height 5'11"
Age 48
Weight 175 lb
Eyes Blue
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats protein bars
  • The suspect visits saunas
  • The suspect works out

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a bruise

Brenda Reynolds
Home Economics Teacher

Height 5'3"
Age 74
Weight 116 lb
Eyes Green
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats protein bars
  • The suspect visits saunas
  • The suspect works out

Suspect's Appearance

Brad Ryder

Height 6'2"
Age 25
Weight 150 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats protein bars

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a bruise

Elanna Esposito
Victim's Girlfriend

Height 5'3"
Age 17
Weight 127 lb
Eyes Green
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats protein bars
  • The suspect works out

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has a bruise


Gerald Deckerton

Height 6'1"
Age 52
Weight 189 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood B-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer eats protein bars
  • The killer visits saunas
  • The killer works out
  • The killer has a bruise
  • The killer's initials are B.R

Crime Scenes

Boys Locker Room Shower Stalls Boys Locker Room Puzzle Bonus
School Cafeteria Cafeteria Kitchen School Cafeteria Time Attack Bonus
Indoor Pool Sauna Room Indoor Pool Differences Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Boys Locker Room (Clues: Victim's Body, Torn Paper)
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Angry Message)
  • Analyze Angry Message (06:00:00; New Suspect: Brock Rothery)
  • Ask Brock Rothery how he knew the victim (Prerequisite: Angry Message analyzed; Victim Identified:Caleb Millhouse;New Crime Scene: School Cafeteria)
  • Investigate School Cafeteria (Prerequisite: Brock Rothery interrogated; Clues: Garbage Can, Faded Paper)
  • Examine Garbage Can (Result:Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result:Bloody Meat Slicer)
  • Analyze Bloody Meat Slicer (14:00:00; Murder Weapon Identified:Meat Slicer; Attribute: The killer visits saunas)
  • Examine Faded Paper (Result: New Suspects: Jack Prince and Brenda Reynolds)
  • Ask Jack Prince about his meeting with the victim (Prerequisite: Faded Paper uncovered)
  • Ask Brenda Reynolds about her meeting with the victim (Prerequisite: Faded Paper uncovered)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body (18:00:00;Attribute:The killer eats protein bars)
  • Go to Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • See what Brad Ryder wants(Available after unlocking Chapter 2; New Crime Scene Unlocked:Indoor Pool)
  • Investigate Indoor Pool (Prerequisite: Brad Ryder interrogated; Clues: Locket, Gym Bag, Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Locket (Result: Girl In Photo)
  • Examine Girl In Photo (Result:New Suspect:Elanna Esposito)
  • Ask Elanna Esposito about her relationship with the victim (Prerequisite: Girl In Photo Identified)
  • Examine Gym Bag (Result: Rotten Jock Strap)
  • Examine Rotten Jock Strap (Result:Fingerprints)
  • Analyze Fingerprints (05:00:00)
  • Confront Brock Rothery about the rotten jock strap (Prerequisite: Fingerprints Analyzed; Profile Updated: Brock Rothery eats protein bars)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Lanyard)
  • Analyze Lanyard (10:00:00; Attribute: The killer works out)
  • Investigate Cafeteria Kitchen (Prerequisite: All tasks above completed; Clues:CCTV camera)
  • Examine CCTV Camera (Result: CCTV Camera unlocked)
  • Analyze CCTV Camera (09:00:00; Profile Updated: Jack Prince eats protein bars)
  • Interrogate Jack Prince about removing the victim from his class (Prerequisite: CCTV Camera Analyzed; Profile Updated: Jack Prince works out and visits saunas; Profile Updated: Brock Rothery visits saunas; Profile Updated: Brenda Reynolds visits saunas)
  • Go to Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Sauna Room (Available after unlocking Chapter 3; Clues: Broken Pieces, Football, Victim's Cellphone)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Pig Statue)
  • Analyze Pig Statue (07:00:00)
  • Ask Elanna Esposito about the pig statue (Prerequisite: Pig Statue analyzed; Profile Updated: Elanna Esposito works out; Profile Updated: Brock Rothery works out; Profile Updated: Brenda Reynolds works out)
  • Examine Football (Result: Neon Blue Substance)
  • Examine Neon Blue Substance (Result:Spray Paint)
  • Demand answers from Brad Ryder about defacing the victim's football (Prerequisite: Neon Blue Substance identified under microscope; Profile Updated: Brad Ryder eats protein bars)
  • Analyze Victim's Cellphone (14:00:00)
  • Grill Brenda Reynolds about the victim blackmailing her (Prerequisite: Victim's Cellphone analyzed;Profile Updated: Brenda Reynolds eats protein bars; Profile Updated: Elanna Esposito eats protein bars)
  • Investigate Shower Stalls (All tasks above must be completed first; Clues: Surveillance Camera)
  • Analyze Surveillance Camera (15:00:00; Attributes: The killer has a bruise and the killer's initials are B.R)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Keeping Up Appearances (2/6)

Keeping Up Appearances (2/6)

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  • Check up on Jack Prince (Available after unlocking Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Investigate Boys'Locker Room (Prerequisite: Jack Prince interrogated; Clue: Torn Paper)
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Incident Report)
  • Analyze Incident Report (06:00:00)
  • Ask for Brad Ryder's help (Prerequisite: Incident Report Analyzed;Reward:20000 Coins)
  • Confront Brock Rothery about his abusive behavior (Prerequisite: Brad Ryder interrogated)
  • Inform Gerald Deckerton about Brock Rothery's confession (Prerequisite: All tasks above completed; Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate School Cafeteria (Clue: Empty Blister Pack)
  • Analyze Empty Blister Pack(04:00:00)
  • Make sure Brenda Reynolds is okay (Prerequisite: Bloody Knife analyzed)
  • Investigate Sauna Room (Prerequisite: Brenda Reynolds interrogated; Clue: Faded Paper)
  • Examine Faded Paper (Result: Goodbye Note)
  • Inform Brenda Reynolds about Elanna Esposito's farewell note (Prerequisite: Goodbye Note uncovered; Reward: Rainbow Heart Locket)
  • Move on to a new crime!


  • This case is thus far the only case where a non-main character intereogates a suspect in the main leg of the murder investigation while being a suspect themselves.
  • This is also one of the cases where the killer is interrogated in the Additional Investigation


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