Burt Montana
Biographical information
Full name Burt Montana
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2015
Cause of death Blood loss
(removal of heart)
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Pacific Bay, U.S.
Profession(s) Archaeologist
Family Pearl Montana (ex-wife; div.; incarcerated)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #40: Temple of Doom (s2)

Burt Montana was the victim in Temple of Doom (Case #40 of Pacific Bay).


Burt was an archaeologist who had brown hair, green eyes, and a stubble. At the time of his death, he was seen wearing a brown jacket over a white shirt and a brown fedora.

Murder details

Burt was found tied down and cut open in a sacrificial-style murder by Amy and the player, in which the victim was left for dead to rot in the sun. The player did not hesitate to ship Burt to Roxie for autopsy.

Roxie could not help but notice the big hole in Burt's chest as she found out that the victim's heart was removed. Burt was knocked on the head, tied down, and sliced open, although Amy and the player had to find the murder weapon to be sure of it. The killer pulled the heart out of Burt while it was still beating. Roxie had a hard time trying to incriminate the killer due to a lack of DNA and fingerprints (just to name a few) on the victim's body, but she still managed to find particles on Burt's wrists and ankles where he was tied up--Roxie found crushed chili seed, which suggested that the killer ate red chili peppers.

Later on, Amy and the player found Burt's heart in which Roxie was able to confirm that it belonged to Burt, but Russell had to help out since Roxie had no clue about the configuration of the needles. The killer knew astronomy based on the proximity of the needles, and it would take Amy and the player their second trip to the Aztec ruins to find the murder weapon, which happened to be a dagger.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be his assistant, Louis Scripps.

Louis had no clue as to why Amy and the player would arrest him, but when Amy informed Louis about the evidence the player gathered to incriminate Louis, he bowed to the player's investigative skills since no one believed his theory about aliens, especially Burt. Louis believed he descended from a race of aliens from outer space but Amy felt this was out of line when Louis took a bow. He told Amy and the player that he matched the description of an ancient alien race a few years before he was arrested for murder. Louis felt lonely because given that he was the only alien on Earth, he had to teach himself Aztec to communicate with the aliens, so to make it happen, Louis assisted Burt in finding the statue, and knowing the statue need a sacrifice to become active, punctured Burt to death, tied him to the ruins, pulled his heart out, and placed needles on Burt's heart so that the Aztec statue would talk. Louis also had to leave a camcorder with his message to the aliens so that he would allow more aliens to come to Earth as a part of his benign plan, but Amy had enough of Louis, so the player shipped him to Judge Dante to face trial.

Judge Dante felt that he had no power over intergalactic matters in which Louis felt honored since he was not of the planet, until Judge Dante spotted Louis's delusional condition on the court files. Although Judge Dante cannot judge aliens based on the judicial authority he is entitled to, he was able to indict Louis for the sacrificial murder of Burt Montana, so a 30-year jail sentence was issued to Louis. Louis did not like Judge Dante's decision, but the court's decision was made final.


Case appearances