|Full name||Zane Murdoch|
|Cause of death||Disembowelment|
|Residence||Coral Grove, U.S.|
London, England, United Kingdom (formerly)
Three unnamed sons
|Affiliation(s)||Coral Grove Police Department|
|Coral Grove Police Department|
|Rank||Chief of Police|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #1: Blind as a Bat (s1)|
|“||Sometimes the best part of my job is that the chair swivels. Wait, where are those reports?||„|
Zane Murdoch (1975-2016), appearing as a main character in Season 1 of Criminal Case, served as the Coral Grove Police Department's Chief of Police, until his death in Down the Garden Path (Case #60 of Coral Grove).
Zane, aged 41 and hailing from London, England, United Kingdom, was a tall man of medium size who had brown hair and dark green eyes, and worked as a detective prior to his tenure in the department. He wore a typical Chief of Police uniform which consisted of a black suit with badge aplenty, five stars on the shoulders, two pockets at the front, and a few medals on the left as well as a black hat that has a golden lining, two golden eagle emblems, and a golden badge in the middle. Underneath the suit, Zane wore a white shirt and a black tie, and had two golden pins on both sides of the suit's collar.
Zane was known to be a righteous and fun-loving workaholic who was nurturing and dutiful to his team and family. He liked amateur astronomy, grilling out, and reading. It was also known that Zane's favorite animal was a goldfish and that his favorite food was pizza.
As the Chief of the Coral Grove Police Force, Zane requires reports from three different "teammates" (friends who play Criminal Case and are recruited to the player's team) before he can let the player advance to the next case of Coral Grove. Besides that, he notifies the player each time they level up in Coral Grove.
Also, the player may choose Zane to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any Coral Grove case) and provide hint bonuses. He is available as a 5-hint partner.