Guō Hàn (Chn: 郭汉) was the victim in The Killer in the Rice (Case #25 of World Edition).


Han was a paddy farmer. He had black hair, brown eyes, and at the time of his death, he wore a gray singlet with a pocket and a conical hat with red ribbon.

Murder details

Han was found on the rice fields with his throat slashed. Angela revealed he died of exsanguination after his carotid artery was severed. Since he died on the rice fields, she told Carmen and the player to look for farming tools. Angela also found traces of alcohol on Han's body, precisely from a Chinese rice-made liquor called baijiu. As Han did not have baijiu in his system, Angela confirmed it came from the killer – which meant the killer drank baijiu.

After a second visit to the rice fields, the cops found a bloody sickle. A blood sample was sent to Lars, who found two different blood types: one from the victim – filing the sickle as the murder weapon – and another one from the killer. Since the second type was A+, Lars confirmed the killer was A+.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be a teenager named Zhao Mei.

Upon her arrest, Mei said that even though she loved Han, he was not "strong enough" to survive in nature as he never completed the challenges and antics she prepared for him. In trial, Mei only repeated her cryptic message to Judge Adaku and offered no further explanation. The judge ordered for her placement in a juvenile prison with psychological help from a criminologist.

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