Where Shadows Lurk
Season 1
City Parkwood
District Parkwood University
Case Number 8
Date of Release 10th February 2019
Partner(s) Nellie Forester (All Chapters)
Preceded by Succeeded by
The Next Step Bad Faith
When a student noticed strange activity around the university's sewer system, a beat cop is sent to check it out. Will this mystery turn into a dirty murder case you need to solve or will all answers be clear without any bloodshed?
—Case Teaser

Where Shadows Lurk is the eighth case featured in Criminal Case, it appears as the eighth case of Parkwood. It takes place in Parkwood University, appearing as the second case in the district.


After hearing that beat cop Savannah Royle hadn't returned from her check up on the university's sewer system after a student had reported strange sightings, Nellie and the player were sent to take her place. Arrived at the sewers, they ventured into a tunnel entrance but sadly found the dead body of Savannah, hands tied to her back and her face in sewer water. First, they talked to the person who reported the sightings in the first place, psychology student Omar Al-Hashim. Then, the duo went to investigate the main campus library and suspected law student David Paris and librarian Andrea Castle. After that, the detectives decided to have another look around the sewer system.

There, they found the victim's phone which led them to the victim's cousin Amaruq Channe, a teaching assistant at the university. Later, Nellie and the player went back to the library and talked to Omar again after finding his camera but also suspected technology student Samantha Wyman who was then revealed to be an old friend of the victim. Back at the sewer system, the duo saw a person running through the sewers when they went to investigate again, causing them to chase the mysterious person. Eventually, the team gathered enough clues to arrest librarian Andrea Castle for the murder.

Andrea denied all accusations and tried to lie herself a way out of the confrontation but later confessed. She explained that because her job doesn't pay very well, she has been selling drugs to college students and the sewers were the place she held all her deals. After Omar had called the station about the strange activity around the sewer system, Savannah went inside to investigate but got caught by Andrea who thought she had to kill her so one would find out about her deals. At court, Judge Anemone was completely disgusted by Andrea's actions and the way she talked to her, which led her to sentence her to 50 years in prison.

After the team arrested Andrea, they received a call from student Omar Al-Hashim, saying that he is desperate need of help. Peter also asked the player if they could join him in his office when they have time, explaining that he made progress on his research on the brainwashing technique. When Omar was confronted by the police, he told them that he has a big presentation in a few hours but can't find his notes, saying he must've left them in the library but has no time to get him. They found his notes but surprisingly found a paper with disturbing writing on it, saying how a person could easily exploit another person's mind. After an analyzation in the lab, the team was able to confirm that the thesis he wrote down vaguely resembles the brainwashing technique used by The New Order. The duo gave Omar his notes back but decided to not tell them about their findings, instead informing Dean Symonds asking if he could keep a close eye on him.

Back in Peter's office, he told the player that he figured out how the brainwashing technique works, explaining that it takes advantage of a person's fears, especially the fear of death. He also said that the best way to trigger this technique is to get a person to be on the verge of death, threatening them to make them obey. However, Peter still wasn't sure how exactly anyone pulled it off, saying they should ask around the university. They drove back to the campus and asked teaching assistant Amaruq Channe if he knew anything about the brainwashing incidents. Amaruq told them that a weird student group would always talk about scary things like hypnotism and brainwashing, saying they often met near the old sewer entrance. There, they found a small box with a note inside that said: ''A person can never get rid of their fears if they don't confront them head on...''. At the end of the note, it said to check out the district's cemetery at 11 pm. Inside the box, they also found a black knight chess piece with dried blood on it. A while later, the duo sent the chess piece to the lab where Eric was able to find a few traces of dried blood which he identified as student's Cyril Rey's blood. Without hesitation, Leonard joined the player and they drove to the cemetery mentioned in the note.



  • Savannah Royle (found head first in sewer water)

Murder Weapon

  • Drowning


  • Andrea Castle


Omar Al-Hashim
(Exchange Student)
Height 5'8''
Age 21
Weight 146 lbs
Eyes black
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses sunscreen.
  • This suspect knows Morse code.
  • This suspect eats W&W's candies.

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect has a mole.
David Paris
(Law Student)
Height 5'10''
Age 22
Weight 161 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B-

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses sunscreen.
  • This suspect knows Morse code.
  • This suspects eats W&W's candies.

Suspect's Appearance

Andrea Castle
Height 5'5''
Age 49
Weight 130 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses sunscreen.
  • This suspect knows Morse code.
  • This suspects eats W&W's candies.

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect has a mole.
Amaruq Channe
(Teaching Assistant)
Height 5'6''
Age 20
Weight 135 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses sunscreen.

Suspect's Appearance

Samantha Wyman
(Technology Student)
Height 5'4''
Age 21
Weight 119 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses sunscreen.
  • This suspect knows Morse code.
  • This suspects eats W&W's candies.

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect has a mole.


Spencer Symonds
Height 6'1''
Age 52
Weight 196 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-
Peter Maryson
Height 5'9''
Age 35
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood B+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer uses sunscreen.
  • The killer knows Morse code.
  • The killer eats W&W's candies.
  • The killer has a mole.
  • The killer's initials are A.C.

Crime Scenes

Sewer Tunnel Graffiti Sewer Tunnel Bonus
Library Tables Library Bonus
Old Sewer Entrance Open Tunnel Old Sewer Entrance Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Sewer Tunnel. (Clues: Victim's Body, Faded Paper, Student ID; Victim identified: Savannah Royle)
  • Autopsy the Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Result: The killer uses sunscreen)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Message)
  • Analyze Message. (09:00:00; Result: The killer knows Morse code)
  • Examine Student ID. (Result: New Suspect: Omar Al-Hashim)
  • Confront Omar about the murder. (Result: New Crime Scene: Library)
  • Investigate Library. (Clues: Folder, Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Folder. (Result: Suspicious Notes)
  • Analyze Suspicious Notes. (03:00:00; Result: New Suspect: David Paris)
  • Talk to David about his notes.
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: New Suspect: Andrea Castle)
  • Ask Andrea about the murder.
  • Go to Chapter 2!

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Old Sewer Entrance. (Clues: Locked Phone, Bloody Pipe)
  • Examine Locked Phone. (Result: Victim's Phone)
  • Analyze Victim's Phone. (06:00:00; Result: New Suspect: Amaruq Channe)
  • Tell Amaruq about the murder. (Result: Amaruq uses sunscreen)
  • Examine Bloody Pipe. (Result: Colorful Sample)
  • Analyze Colorful Sample. (12:00:00; Result: The killer eats W&W's candies; New Crime Scene: Tables)
  • Investigate Tables. (Clues: Locked Camera, Backpack)
  • Examine Locked Camera. (Result: Camera)
  • Analyze Camera. (03:00:00; Result: Talk to Omar Al-Hashim again)
  • Question Omar about the recording. (Result: Omar uses sunscreen, Omar knows Morse code, Omar eats W&W's candies)
  • Examine Backpack. (Result: New Suspect: Samantha Wyman)
  • Talk to Samantha about the victim. (Result: Samantha uses sunscreen, Samantha knows Morse code, Samantha eats W&W's candies)
  • Go to Chapter 3!

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Open Tunnel. (Clues: Shredded Paper, Pile of Leaves)
  • Examine Shredded Paper. (Result: Talk to David Paris again)
  • Confront David about his criminal record. (Result: David uses sunscreen, David knows Morse code, David eats W&W's candies)
  • Examine Pile of Leaves. (Result: Police Speaker)
  • Examine Police Speaker. (Result: Fingerprints)
  • Analyze Fingerprints. (03:00:00; Result: Talk to Andrea Castle again)
  • Ask Andrea why she touched the victim's speaker. (Result: David uses sunscreen, David knows Morse code, David eats W&W's candies)
  • Investigate Graffiti. (Clues: Zip Ties, Victim's Notebook)
  • Examine Zip Ties. (Result: Unknown Sample)
  • Examine Victim's Notebook. (Result: Vague Letters)
  • Analyze Unknown Sample. (09:00:00; Result: The killer has a mole)
  • Analyze Vague Letters. (15:00:00; Result: The killer's initials are A.C)
  • Arrest the killer now!
  • Go to Loss of Heart and Soul (2/6)!

Loss of Heart and Soul (2/6)


  • See what Omar needs help with. (Result: New Clues on Library; Reward: Free Burger)
  • Investigate Library. (Clues: Pile of Papers)
  • Examine Pile of Papers. (Result: Disturbing Notes)
  • Analyze Disturbing Notes. (06:00:00; Result: Talk to Omar Al-Hashim again)
  • Give Omar his notes back. (Result: New Quasi-Suspect: Spencer Symonds)
  • Tell Spencer about Omar's concerning notes. (Reward: 2000 Coins)
  • Ask Peter about his progress on the brainwashing. (Result: Talk to Amaruq Channe again)
  • Talk to Amaruq about the brainwashing. (Result: New Clues on Old Sewer Entrance)
  • Investigate Old Sewer Entrance. (Clues: Box)
  • Examine Box. (Result: Chess Piece)
  • Analyze Chess Piece. (Prerequisite: All tasks finished; 06:00:00; Reward: Crazy Expression)
  • Move onto a new crime!


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