Belmont High School
When you arrive at the school, there will be a brief cut-scene and then another chase sequence. This another chance to unlock the L.A. Noire Achievement Asphalt Jungle. After catching the suspect, there is a cut-scene where he identifies himself as Eli Rooney. You make him turn out his pockets, and he gives you the missing butterfly brooch. Rooney is then taken into custody.
There is then another cut-scene as you talk to the High School Janitor. After the cut-scene, check the trunk of the car for clues. On the right, you will find the clue: Rope. On the bottom you will find the clue: Bloody tire iron. On the left, you will find the clue: Overalls. Those are all the clues. Go use the phone by the street to schedule interviews with your suspects (a little odd that you have to schedule interviews), and then head to the Central Morgue to continue the case.
When you arrive at the Central Morgue, go inside and through the door marked Staff Only to talk to the coroner. He will present you with a rope puzzle. Choose the bottom rope sample and hold it up to the picture to complete the puzzle. On the counter to the right of the rope puzzle, you can investigate the footprints from the crime scene to update your clue: Small men’s footprints. While you are there, you can also take a look at the body, but this doesn’t give you a clue. That’s it for the morgue. Head to the Central Police Station to question your suspects.
Central Police Station
When you arrive at the station, go inside to start questioning your suspects. I started off with Moller in Interview Room 2. Question Moller:
- Disposal of evidence >> Choose “Truth.”
- Access to braided rope >> Choose “Doubt.”
- Access to tire iron >> Choose “Lie,” and use the clue Bloody tire iron as evidence.
- Victim’s vehicle recovered >> Choose “Lie,” and use the clue Overalls as evidence.
You have asked all your questions and can charge him if you’d like, but you have another suspect to question first. Leave the interrogation and head to Interview Room 1 to question Rooney. At the door, you will be greeted by the Captain, who expresses a personal grudge against Rooney. Head inside to start your questions:
- Place of employment >> Choose “Doubt.”
- Access to braided rope >> Choose “Truth.”
- Motive for Moller murder >> Choose “Doubt.”
- Footprints at crime scene >> Choose “Doubt.”
After questioning both Rooney and Moller, you have to make a decision on who to charge. If you charge Moller, you’ll only get three stars. Charge Rooney to get the five-star rating, and that will close the case.
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