|Dr. Ernest Emerson|
|Full name||Ernest Emerson|
|Residence||Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica|
|Affiliation(s)||Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #43: Ice Rage (s3)|
Ernest is a 63-year-old archaeologist researching at Antarctica. He has an iguana green winter cap lined with animal fur, and frostbite on his cheeks. He dons a red and blue coat over a brown sweater, and is usually seen carrying around a pickaxe.
Events of Criminal Case
Ernest first came in, telling Jack, Grace, and the player that Julia had been attacked by a saber-toothed tiger outside the station. Initially disbelieving, Jack and the player investigated and found her dead.
Ernest was then interrogated, where Jack had trouble believing it was the work of a saber-toothed tiger, but Ernest was convinced it was an attack by an ancient creature. He believed due to global warming, ancient creatures beneath the ice are starting to surface. Ernest also pointed out the irony of a climate change activist being attacked by a prehistoric creature because of global warming, but Jack still did not believe him.
Ernest was spoken to again regarding his overdrawn bank accounts, which were due to the lack of results in his research. He confirmed their suspicions, and said his funding would be cut entirely if he could not produce results soon. When Jack suggested he deliberately made up the story about the saber tooth attack and killed Julia himself, he was outraged saying he was a man of science, not a killer.
Despite his ramblings, Ernest was found innocent after the team incarcerated Blair Carpenter for Julia's murder. He was spoken to by Michelle and the player about information regarding a SOMBRA agent who was in Antarctica by the name of Eduardo Ruiz. He was relieved that Julia's murder was not caused by a saber-toothed tiger, and remembered that Eduardo came by in the 1950s from South America. Michelle was shocked, since the data they picked up on him dated back to the 1970s. Ernest explained that was the digital records, and suggested they look through the hard copy archives to find any South Pole activity prior to then. Michelle and the player decided to look through the research lab to find the info they needed.