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Too Young To Die
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General information
Season 1
City Toomeswood
District Perleyville Community
Case # 4
Initial release date July 22, 2020
Partner(s) Jordan Cranbrook
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
A Devastation Of Love A Fallen Hero

Too Young To Die is a case featured in Criminal Case as the fourth case of Toomeswood and the fourth case overall. It is also the fourth case in the Perleyville Community district of Toomeswood


After the frightening and horrendous events transpiring around the Esposito family, the team was alerted by beat cop Emily Creston about a child who went missing on his way home from school. Jordan and the player accompanied by Jonah went to the school bus to look for clues, where they found a bowtie belonging to Michael Merowitz. After the two sent Michael's bowtie for analysis, Tazia who had filled in for Lucas, as the lab chief was away at a wolf conservation convention confirmed that Michael was murdered, his body was found at Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School, hung at the front lobby; however per Tazia's autopsy, Michael had been run over by a bicycle.

Mid-investigation, Emily with Vanessa's help, broke up a physical altercation between the victim's grieving father Todd Merowitz and school bus driver Paul Greaves in which Vanessa punched the latter in the face for trying to admonish responsibility for the victim's safety and even going so far as to insult the child by calling him devil incarnate.

Later on in the investigation, school custodian Miguel Esposito was fired by school custodian Julianna Gideon after getting into a physical altercation with escaped serial killer Alden Black on school grounds. After confronting Julianna about her firing of his girlfriend Darcy Keller and citing the attacks on the kindergartners that have happened since Darcy's firing, he was escorted out of school property by security. The team finally gathered enough evidence to arrest Julianna for the murder.

After thoroughly denying involvement, Jordan pressed her hard enough til she snapped and confessed to the murder. She also confessed to cutting all funding to all of the kindergarteners' field trips and other extracurricular activities and pinned all of these cuts on Henry Baltimore. This gave Julianna an excuse to fire Darcy Keller for ordering Baltimore's property to be vandalized by Sean Crackton. However, several kindergarteners had wondered what happened to Darcy which prompted them to investigate only for high schoolers such as Caleb Millhouse to assault them in their own homes on the principal's orders. When Michael caught wind of what was happening with the fellow kindergarteners, he decided to lead a revolt in order to get their field trips and extra curricular activities back. Julianna decided to silence Michael by running him over with a bike repeatedly until she was confident that the child was dead. Afterwards, she hung him at the front of the school to instill fear among the kindergarteners in order to keep them quiet and docile. Jordan and the player didn't hesitate to ship Julianna to trial. In court, Julianna was told that if she didn't testify, she would receive life imprisonment. After Julianna revealed that she was hired by a criminal mastermind in Columbia Heights to run the school in a prison-like state, she was still sentenced to life imprisonment without parole by an enraged Judge Whiterock. Julianna then wickedly warned the team that war would soon be upon them.

After the trial, Jordan and the player investigated the school yard after a kindergartener named Lizzie Cobb said she saw Darcy drop a book at the school playing field. After an investigation of the school's playing field, the team found and analyzed notebook which had been revealed to be drawings made by the high school teacher. Darcy explained that after her firing, she investigated the attacks on the kindergarteners and cut funds being traced to somebody in the high school faculty embezzling the funds for the same criminal mastermind that hired Julianna to run the elementary school in prison-like conditions. When the team used this information to try to demand answers from Principal Deckerton, he insisted that there was no such criminal activity going on. He even insisted that he ran backchecks of every teacher in the school, which Jordan was skeptical of reminding him of Brock Rothery's reign of terror. The high school principal then had the team and Darcy escorted out by security. Jordan however, encouraged Darcy to keep investigating further.

Meanwhile, Tazia went to check up on Todd, as the two were close friends. Todd wanted his son's organs to be donated to children who would be in need of operations but needed his medical records to be able to do this, as well as the permission of the victim's biological mother. After Tazia and the player investigated the victim's bedroom and found his medical records, a shocking discovery was found. The biological mother was revealed to be Vanessa. Todd accompanied by Tazia went to ask Vanessa for her permission in donating her biological son's organs for his cause. Vanessa agreed and in return asked for Todd's help to face and arrest Alden once and for all. When the team finally confronted the escaped convict, he tried to escape by taking Elanna Esposito hostage but was shot in hand by Miguel and finally arrested.

Afterwards, Emily accompanied the team to investigate the school bus and found a surveillance camera with evidence that Paul had been involved as an accomplice to the murder by driving the dead boy to the school where Julianna had hanged him. Paul admitted that Julianna had paid him to do her dirty work, the team didn't hesitate to ship both him and Alden to trial. Judge Whiterock sentenced Paul to 75 years in prison while Alden was sentenced to an additional 60 years on top of his already lengthy sentence.

Two days the events, Todd informed the team that Michael's kidneys had matched with and saved Lizzie Cobb, who needed a kidney transplant. While Darcy informed the team that the school board was threatened by an anonymous figure to shut down any investigations on the embezzlement of funds. However, the team agreed to help Darcy continue investigating what's going on with the school funding.



  • Michael Merowitz (found hung at Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School)


  • Bicycle


  • Julianna Gideon


Todd Merowitz
Victim's Adoptive Father

Height 5'6
Age 27
Weight 300 lb
Eyes Blue
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect rides a bike
  • The suspect knows how to tie knots
  • The suspect sweats profusely

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has scratches

Julianna Gideon
School Principal

Height 5'11"
Age 49
Weight 152 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect rides a bike
  • The suspect knows how to tie knots
  • The suspect sweats profusely

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has scratches

Paul Greaves
School Bus Driver

Height 5'11"
Age 65
Weight 196 lb
Eyes Blue
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect rides a bike
  • The suspect knows how to tie knots
  • The suspect sweats profusely

Suspect's Appearance

Father Novello Cappelanio

Height 6'1"
Age 64
Weight 191 lb
Eyes Black
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect rides a bike
  • The suspect knows how to tie knots
  • The suspect sweats profusely

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has scratches

Alden Black
Escaped Convict

Height 5'11"
Age 43
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect rides a bike
  • The suspect knows how to tie knots
  • The suspect sweats profusely

Suspect's Appearance


Darcy Keller
High School Teacher

Height 5'6"
Age 37
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood O+

Gerald Deckerton
High School Principal

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

Vanessa Moody

Height 5'9"
Age 31
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood AB-

Victoria Whiterock
City Judge

Height 5'4"
Age 54
Weight 155 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood A-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer rides a bike
  • The killer knows how to tie knots
  • The killer sweats profusely
  • The killer has scratches
  • The killer's height is 5'11"

Crime Scenes

School Bus Bus Yard School Bus Puzzle Bonus
Dr B.A.Pearman Elementary School School Playing Field Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School Time Attack Bonus
Victim's House Victim's Bedroom Victim's House Differences Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate School Bus (Clue: Bloody Bow Tie)
  • Examine Bloody Bow Tie (Result: Blood)
  • Analyze Blood (15:00:00; Victim Identified: Michael Merowitz; New Crime Scene Unlocked: Dr.B.A Pearman Elementary School)
  • Investigate Dr.B.A Pearman Elementary School (Prerequisite:Blood Analyzed; Clues:Victim's Body, Torn Fabric;New Suspects: Todd Merowitz and Julianna Gideon)
  • Inform Todd Merowitz about his adoptive son's murder (Prerequisite:Dr.B.A Pearman Elementary School investigated)
  • Demand answers from Julianna Gideon (Prerequisite:Dr.B.A.Pearman School Investigated)
  • Examine Torn Fabric (Result:Safety Vest)
  • Examine Safety Vest (Result:New Suspect:Paul Graves)
  • Ask Paul Greaves if the victim rode his bus (Prerequisite:Safety Vest Deciphered)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body (18:00:00; Attributes: The killer rides a bike and knows how to tie knots)
  • Go to Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Victim's House (Available after unlocking Chapter 2;Clues: CCTV Camera, Torn Paper)
  • Analyze CCTV Camera (09:00:00; Profile Updated: Paul Greaves)
  • Confront Paul Greaves about his outburst (Prerequisite: CCTV Camera analyzed;Profile Updated: Paul Greaves rides a bike and knows how to tie knots)
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Bible Passage)
  • Examine Bible Passage (Result: Angry Message)
  • Ask Father Novello Cappelanio about the victim's angry message (Prerequisite:Angry Message uncovered; Profile Updated: Father Cappelanio rides a bike;New Suspect: Alden Black)
  • Confront Alden Black about his presence in Perleyville Community (Prerequisite: Father Cappelanio interrogated; New Crime Scene Unlocked:Bus Yard)
  • Investigate Bus Yard (Prerequisite: All tasks above completed;Clues: Creepy Drawing, Bloody Bike)
  • Analyze Creepy Drawing (08:00:00; Profile Updated:Julianna Gideon rides a bike)
  • Confront Julianna Gideon about the victim's drawing of her (Prerequisite: Creepy Drawing analyzed; Profile Updated: Julianna Gideon knows how to tie knots)
  • Examine Bloody Bike (Result:Skin Cells)
  • Analyze Skin Cells (10:00:00; Murder Weapon Registered: Bicycle;Attribute: The killer sweats profusely;Profiles Updated: Paul Greaves, Father Novello Cappelanio, Alden Black and Julianna Gideon sweat profusely)
  • Go to Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Victim's Bedroom (Clues: Strange Doll, Empty Blister Pack, CCTV Camera)
  • Examine Strange Doll (Result: Voodoo Doll)
  • Analyze Voodoo Doll (10:00:00)
  • Ask Father Cappelanio why the victim made a voodoo doll of him (Prerequisite: Voodoo Doll analyzed: Profile Updated:Father Novello Cappelanio knows how to tie knots)
  • Analyze Empty Blister Pack (05:00:00)
  • Ask Todd Merowitz about use of laxatives (Prerequisite: Empty Blister Pack analyzed; Profile Updated: Todd Merowitz rides a bike, knows how to tie knots and sweats profusely)
  • Examine CCTV Camera
  • Grill Alden Black about threatening the victim (Prerequisite:CCTV Camera unlocked; Profile Updated: Alden Black rides a bike and knows how to tie knots)
  • Investigate School Playing Field (Prerequisite: All tasks above must be completed; Clues: Scared Cat, Faded Photograph)
  • Analyze Scared Cat (13:00:00; The killer has scratches)
  • Examine Faded Photograph (Result:Unknown Figure)
  • Analyze Unknown Figure (04:00:00; The killer's height is 5'11")
  • Take care of the killer now
  • Go to Keeping Up Appearances (4/6)

Keeping Up Appearances (4/6)

GF downtown3

  • Investigate School Playing Field (Available after unlocking Keeping Up Appearances; Clue: Faded Book)
  • Examine Faded Book (Result: Drawings)
  • Analyze Drawings (07:00:00)
  • Ask Darcy Keller about her drawings (Prerequisite: Drawings analyzed; Reward: Tie-Dye T-Shirt)
  • Demand answers from Principal Deckerton (Prerequisite: Darcy Keller interrogated)
  • Check up on Todd Merowitz (Available after unlocking Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Investigate Victim's House (Prerequisite: Todd Merowitz interrogated; Clue: Duffle Bag)
  • Examine Duffle Bag (Result: Medical Records)
  • Analyze Medical Records (15:00:00)
  • Talk to Vanessa Moody about being Michael's birth mother (Prerequisite: Medical Records analyzed)
  • Confront Alden Black once and for all (Prerequisite: Vanessa Moody interrogated; Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Bus Yard (All tasks above must be completed; Clue: Surveillance Camera)
  • Arrest Paul Greaves for his involvement in the murder (Prerequisite: Surveillance Camera unlocked; Reward:20000 Coins)
  • Watch Alden Black and Paul Greaves face trial (Prerequisite: All tasks above completed)
  • Move on to a new crime


  • This case was released on a Wednesday instead of a Sunday
  • This case and A Devastation Of Love are the only cases in which the victim's body is not found at the first crime scene


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