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Wrapped Up in Murder
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General information
Season 2
City Belcoast
District Viceway Metropolis
Case # 13
Initial release date June 29th 2020
Partner(s) Solomon Walters
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Fall From Grace Steal Your Hearts!

Wrapped Up in Murder is the eighty-eighth case of Criminal Case and the thirteenth case of Belcoast. It takes place in Viceway Metropolis, appearing as the seventh case of the district.

Plot

The team made their way to the bank, following the trail of bribes they picked up on. But upon arriving, the bank teller informed them of a dead body in the lobby. They quickly ran in, and found the body of website developer Jamison Yates, bound with rope and wrapped in wrapping paper like a present, the latter of which was confirmed by Van to be the murder weapon, used to suffocate Jamison to death.

They began by suspecting mall owner Uriel Ingram, Shadow Thieves leader Rex Austin and mall shopper Kelly Trevino. Later on the team got word from Contessa and the Shadow Thieves the victim had been part of some back alley deals not long before he was murdered.

Contessa pointed them to an abandoned warehouse where the victim was recently spotted, and given the evidence it was discovered that was where he was originally murdered before being brought to the bank. They also found evidence to suspect pastry chef Jean-Christophe Aubert and t-shirt salesman Griffin Hale. Along the way they discovered Jamison had been giving money to Uriel to promote his website, though the latter had been requesting more than the victim could give him. On top of that, Kelly and him had been dating, but he broke up with her after maxing out his credit card. Eventually Rex approached the team informing them hasn't been totally honest with them about their investigation.

Rex informed them he had actually been tracking the victim for days, and had confirmation that he was working with the actual thief; he only kept it a secret because he didn't trust the police enough to keep it, and risked his team getting discovered. Though after their previous investigation, Rex figured he'd trust them with this info, and promised not to keep anymore secrets. Meanwhile, they found out Jean-Christophe wanted to advertise his work but Jamison refused to work with someone "so old". And Griffin had a rivalry with the victim as the latter wanted to buy his shop, while the former had been more financially successful for the longest time. Eventually they uncovered Jamison's killer to be Jean-Christophe.

The chef scoffed at their accusations, but eventually gave up and informed them they were too late in stopping them. Jean-Christophe told them he was cooperating with the real thief in framing the Shadow Thieves and trying to keep them off their trail, Jamison was actually working with them. However, Jamison got too greedy and demanded more money from their heists or he'd go to the police. The mastermind then ordered Jean-Christophe to kill off Jamison and keep the police off their trail while they ensured the trail went cold. Jean-Christophe then confronted Jamison and suffocated him with wrapping paper, before wrapping him up in a present and leaving them in the bank, whilst the mastermind got rid of any evidence involving them. At trial, Jean-Christophe Aubert refused to say anything regarding the real thief's identity, so Judge Davenport sentenced the greedy chef to life in prison with no parole. Following the trial, Rex said he managed to find some evidence about the thief's identity.

Summary

Victim

Murder Weapon

  • Wrapping Paper

Killer

Suspects

Uriel Ingram
Wealthy Mall Owner
Height 5'11"
Age 60
Weight 200 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood O+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses nail hardener
  • This suspect has a cough
  • This suspect drinks lemonade

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect wears a gold pin
Rex Austin
Master Thief
Height 5'8"
Age 23
Weight 172 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses nail hardener
  • This suspect has a cough
  • This suspect drinks lemonade

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect has bags under their eyes
Kelly Trevino
Mall Shopper
Height 5'6"
Age 22
Weight 150 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses nail hardener
  • This suspect has a cough
  • This suspect drinks lemonade

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect has bags under their eyes
Jean-Christophe Aubert
Pastry Chef
Height 6'0"
Age 60
Weight 167 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses nail hardener
  • This suspect has a cough
  • This suspect drinks lemonade

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect wears a gold pin
  • This suspect has bags under their eyes
Griffin Hale
T-Shirt Salesman
Height 5'7"
Age 39
Weight 167 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • This suspect uses nail hardener
  • This suspect has a cough
  • This suspect drinks lemonade

Suspect's Appearance

  • This suspect wears a gold pin

Killer's Profile

  • The killer uses nail hardener
  • The killer has a cough
  • The killer drinks lemonade
  • The killer wears a gold pin
  • The killer has bags under their eyes

Crime Scenes

Bank Foyer ATM Machine Bank Foyer Bonus
Fashion Store Store Mannequins Fashion Store Bonus
Abandoned Warehouse Opened Crates Abandoned Warehouse Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Bank Foyer (Clues: Victim's Body, Cardboard Rod, Shopping Bag)
  • Autopsy the Victim's Body (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer uses nail hardener)
  • Examine Cardboard Rod (Results: Unknown Liquid)
  • Analyze Unknown Liquid (3:00:00; Attribute: The killer has a cough)
  • Examine Shopping Bag (Results: Membership Card; New Suspect: Uriel Ingram)
  • Ask Uriel if he knows anything about the murder
  • Investigate Fashion Store (Clues: Purse, Faded Card)
  • Examine Faded Card (Clues: Calling Card; New Suspect: Rex Austin)
  • Ask Rex why he planned to rob the fashion store
  • Examine Purse (Clues: Driver's License; New Suspect: Kelly Trevino)
  • See if Kelly noticed anything unusual
  • Move on to Chapter 2!

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Abandoned Warehouse (Clues: Shipping Order, Broken Metal, Wrapping Paper)
  • Examine Broken Metal (Results: Keychain; New Suspect: Jean-Christophe Aubert)
  • Ask Jean-Christophe why he was at the abandoned warehouse (Profile Updated: Jean-Christophe uses nail hardener)
  • Examine Wrapping Paper (Results: Yellow Liquid)
  • Analyze Yellow Liquid (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer drinks lemonade)
  • Investigate Store Mannequins (Clues: Video Camera, Check)
  • Examine Signature (Results: Uriel's Signature)
  • Ask Uriel why he was paying the victim (Profile Updated: Uriel uses nail hardener and has a cough and drinks lemonade)
  • Examine Video Camera (Results: Camera Unlocked)
  • Analyze Video Camera (12:00:00)
  • Confront Kelly on her argument with the victim (Profile Updated: Kelly uses nail hardener and has a cough and drinks lemonade)
  • Examine Shipping Order (Results: T-Shirt Shipment; New Suspect: Griffin Hale)
  • Talk to Griffin about the murder (Profile Updated: Griffin has a cough)
  • Move on to Chapter 3!

Chapter 3

  • See what Rex has to confess to us (Profile Updated: Rex uses nail hardener and has a cough and drinks lemonade)
  • Investigate Opened Crates (Clues: Torn Paper, Tablet)
  • Examine Tablet (Results: Tablet Unlocked)
  • Analyze Victim's Tablet (9:00:00)
  • Question Jean-Christophe on their failed deal (Profile Updated: Jean-Christophe has a cough and drinks lemonade)
  • Examine Torn Paper (Results: Contract)
  • Interrogate Griffin about the victim trying to buy his shop (Profile Updated: Griffin uses nail hardener and drinks lemonade)
  • Investigate ATM Machine (Clues: Burlap Sack, Strange Box)
  • Examine Strange Box (Results: Message)
  • Analyze Message (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a gold pin)
  • Examine Burlap Sack (Results: Red Bow)
  • Analyze Red Bow (9:00:00; Attribute: The killer has bags under their eyes)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Move on to Life Will Change (7/8)!

Life Will Change (7/8)

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