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What's Past is Prologue
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General information
Season 1
City Palmwood
District Hyperion Avenue
Case # 19
Initial release date 12th April 2019
Partner(s) Dave Parker
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
The Enemy Within Kiss Me Deadly
What's Past is Prologue is a case featured in Criminal Case as the nineteenth case of the game. It is the nineteenth case of Palmwood and the first case in Hyperion Avenue.

Plot

In Hyperion Avenue, at the Coliseum, the team met with Mayor Newman and his husband as they wanted to introduce their son to the team, however upon coming into Mayor Newman's private quarters the body of the Mayor's son, Max Newman was found.

Upon gathering some clues, the team managed to narrow down the search to five suspects: Mayor Newman and Oliver Newman, the victim's parents; Beatrix Perry, the centenary gala organizer, Ella-Rose Barret, Oliver's assistant and Sean Bell, the victim's best friend. After searching for clues in the Coliseum and Hyperion Estate, the team had enough evidence to arrest Max Newman's killer. The killer ended up being Ella-Rose Barret, Oliver's assistant.

When the team asked Ella-Rose to explain herself, she admitted murding Max. She told the team that since Oliver hired her, Max kept flirting and messing with her and on the day of the murder, Max invited Ella to his father's quarters. When she arrived, Max tried to take advantage of Ella, but Ella managed to hit him with a candlestick and put him uncouncious. Filled with anger, she looked around and grabbed a book, torning all the pages and pushing them down Max's throat, suffocating him. In court, the judge asked the team to investigate further on Ella-Rose's allegations of sexual assault and that she wouldn't be giving a sentence until the investigation was closed.

On Follow the Leader (1/6), Mayor Newman angrily came into the precint saying that the team should stop the investigation and that Ella-Rose was making everything up. However, the player and Dave gave another look in the Mayor's quarters and found an hidden camera which upon analysing proved Ella's story. However, the video also showed Max chanting some words in latin, words that Yvonne translated to being «The Ascension is Upon Us». After talking with the Chief upon this, the team came to the realization that Max was brainwashed.

Once again in court, Judge Cook upon hearing about the updates on the investigation, sentenced Ella-Rose to 10 years in jail.

In the end of the case, Chief Holland asked the team to investigate further on the brainswashing before being interrupted by Mayor Newman which came to the precint to ask the team to attend a local theatre where a play named "Kiss Me Deadly" was being produced.

Flashforward Scene

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Summary

Victim

  • Max Newman (found murdered in Mayor Newman's private quarters)

Murder Weapon

  • Paper

Killer

  • Ella-Rose Barret

Suspects

Oliver Newman
Mayor's Husband
Height 5'7"
Age 39
Weight 189 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-

Profile

  • The Suspect drinks Whiskey.
  • The Suspect plays chess.
  • The Suspect paints.

Appearance

  • The Suspect wears red clothes.
Mayor Newman
Palmwood's Mayor
Height 5'9"
Age 40
Weight 205 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O-

Profile

  • The Suspect drinks Whiskey.
  • The Suspect paints.

Appearance

  • The Suspect wears red clothes.
Beatrix Perry
Centenary Gala Organizer
Height 5'8"
Age 57
Weight 230 lbs
Eyes green
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The Suspect drinks Whiskey.
  • The Suspect plays chess.
  • The Suspect paints.

Appearance

  • The Suspect has no physical traits relevant to the case.
Ella-Rose Barret
Oliver's Assistant
Height 5'7"
Age 23
Weight 180 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A+

Profile

  • The Suspect drinks Whiskey.
  • The Suspect plays chess.
  • The Suspect paints.

Appearance

  • The Suspect wears red clothes.
Sean Bell
Victim's Best Friend
Height 6'0"
Age 18
Weight 194 lbs
Eyes green
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The Suspect drinks Whiskey.
  • The Suspect plays chess.
  • The Suspect paints.

Appearance

  • The Suspect wears red clothes.

Killer's Profile

  • The killer drinks Whiskey.
  • The killer plays chess.
  • The killer paints.
  • The killer wears red clothes.
  • The killer is a female.

Crime Scenes

Private Quarters Drinks Cabinet Private Quarters Bonus
Coliseum Stage Coliseum Bonus
Hyperion Estate Fountain

Hyperion Estate

Steps

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