|It All Ends Here|
|Initial release date||19th December 2013|
|← Preceded by||Succeeded by →|
|Snakes on the Stage|| A Brave New World|
It All Ends Here is a case featured in Criminal Case, appearing as the fifty-first case of the game as well as the city of Grimsborough, and the final case to take place in the Maple Heights district.
Socialite Adam Bentley was murdered by a gunshot right between his eyes inside the Red Party (Mayor Johnson's party) offices on Grimsborough's Election Day. In a shocking turn of events, Samuel King, Chief of the Grimsborough Police Department, turned out to be Adam's killer.
Upon discovery of Samuel being the killer, the player took their partner, Jones, to the Chief's office to arrest Samuel, but Jones did not understand the reason as to why, but also refused to think Samuel would kill anyone. Much to Jones' disbelief, a guilty Samuel confessed that he indeed killed Adam Bentley. Jones still refused to believe it, citing that Adam never harmed the mayor. The chief countered that it had nothing to do with him. Jones went ahead and demanded answers from his former boss, which included explaining to Judge Hall why he did it. Samuel refused to comply―telling his team to find their own answers―as he pointed a gun at his head. Jones told Samuel not to commit suicide as punishment for Adam's murder, but Samuel felt that he had no choice. In his last words, the disgraced chief told the team that working with them had been an honor, before shooting himself to death in a tragic outcome.
In the case's finale, Stuart Huckabee tells the team (inside the police station) to go to the natural harbor and grab digging tools in order to seek the truth behind the murders happening in Grimsborough. Thus, the team proceeded to the Airport district to investigate the natural harbor and eventually find out as to why Samuel committed suicide to avoid indictment, and it would also take the team five cases before they find the reasons for Adam being murdered.
- Adam Bentley (killed by a gunshot right between the eyes)
- Samuel King
- The killer handles guns.
- The killer wears a badge.
- The killer is right-handed.
- The killer is male.
- The killer's blood type is A+.
- Investigate Red Party Offices. (Clues: Victim's Body, Bar Receipt; Victim identified: Adam Bentley; New Suspect: Howard Johnson)
- Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attributes: The killer handles guns and is right-handed)
- Talk to Howard Johnson about the murder of Adam Bentley. (Prerequisite: Red Party Office investigated)
- Examine Bar Receipt. (Result: Halifax Hotel Bar Receipt; New Crime Scene Unlocked: Hotel Lobby)
- Investigate Hotel Lobby. (Prerequisite: Halifax Hotel Bar Receipt unraveled; Clue: Torn Ticket; New Suspect: Martha Price)
- See if Martha Price knows about Adam's death. (Prerequisite: Hotel Lobby investigated)
- Examine Torn Ticket. (Result: Plane Ticket)
- Examine Plane Ticket. (Result: Credit Card Number)
- Analyze Credit Card Number. (06:00:00; New Suspect: Lola Vallez)
- Talk to Lola Vallez about the plane ticket she bought for Adam. (Prerequisite: Credit Card Number analyzed)
- Examine Video Recording. (All tasks before must be completed; Result: Martha Price)
- Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)
- Interrogate Martha about her presence in the Mayor’s headquarters. (Available after unlocking Chapter 2; New Crime Scene Unlocked: Reception Desk)
- Investigate Reception Desk. (Prerequisite: Martha interrogated; Clue: Lost & Found Box)
- Examine Lost & Found Box. (Result: Notebook)
- Examine Notebook. (Result: Adam's Writing)
- Investigate Election Podium. (Available after unlocking Chapter 2; Clues: Trash Bag, Broken Statuette)
- Examine Trash Bag. (Result: Handgun)
- Examine Handgun. (Result Serial Number)
- Analyze Serial Number. (12:00:00; Murder Weapon registere: Hand Gun; New Suspect: Tony Marconi)
- Talk to Marconi about the murder weapon. (Prerequisite: Serial Number analyzed; Profile updated: Tony handles guns)
- Examine Broken Statuette. (Result: Garden Gnome)
- Analyze Garden Gnome. (12:00:00; New Suspect: Serena Johnson)
- Talk to Serena Johnson about the spying garden gnome. (Prerequisite: Garden Gnome analyzed; Profile updated: Serena handles guns)
- Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)
- Talk to Chief King about his ties to the investigation. (Available after unlocking Chapter 3; Profile updated: Samuel is right-handed and handles guns)
- Investigate Hotel Lobby. (Prerequisite: Samuel interrogated; Clue: Lola's Photo)
- Examine Lola's Photo. (Result: Fingerprint)
- Examine Fingerprint. (Result: Zack's Fingerprint; New Suspect: Zack Holden)
- Talk to Zack Holden about Lola's photo. (Prerequisite: Zack's Fingerprint identified; Profile updated: Zack is right-handed)
- Talk to Lola about her request to Zack Holden. (Prerequisite: Zack interrogated; Profile updated: Lola handles guns)
- Investigate Mayor's Desk. (Available after unlocking Chapter 3; Clues: Cigar, "I Voted" Badge, Faded Document)
- Examine Cigar. (Result: Saliva)
- Analyze Saliva. (12:00:00; New Suspect: Alden Greene)
- Talk to Alden Greene about his visit to the Mayor. (Prerequisite: Saliva analyzed; Profile updated: Alden handles guns)
- Examine "I Voted" Badge. (Result: Black Powder)
- Analyze Black Powder. (06:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears an "I VOTED" badge)
- Examine Faded Document. (Result: Marconi's Files)
- Talk to Howard about his friendship with Marconi. (Prerequisite: File on Marconi unraveled)
- Go to Chapter 4. (No stars)
- Profiles updated: Howard is right-handed, Martha is right-handed, Tony is right-handed, Serena is right-handed
- Investigate Guest Tables. (Available after unlocking Chapter 4; Clue: Torn Speech)
- Examine Torn Speech. (Result: Martha's Speech)
- Talk to Martha about the Mayor's speech. (Prerequisite: Torn Speech restored; Profile updated: Martha handles guns)
- Investigate Reception Desk. (Prerequisite: Martha interrogated; Clue: Martha Bobblehead)
- Examine Martha Bobblehead. (Result: Blood Sample)
- Analyze Blood Sample. (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer's blood is A+)
- Talk to Howard about his winning speech. (Prerequisite: Torn Speech restored)
- Investigate Red Party Offices. (Prerequisite: Howard interrogated; Clue: Dollar Bills)
- Examine Dollar Bills. (Result: Molecule)
- Analyze Molecule. (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer is male)
- Take care of the killer now!
- Go to Additional Investigation. (No stars)
- Ask Serena Johnson about the Chief. (Available after unlocking Additional Investigation)
- Investigate Red Party Offices. (Prerequisite: Serena interrogated; Clue: Serena's Wallet)
- Examine Serena’s Wallet. (Result: Serena's Picture)
- Analyze Serena’s Picture. (06:00:00)
- Ask Serena Johnson about Stuart Huckabee. (Prerequisite: Serena's Picture analyzed; Reward: Burger)
- Investigate Election Podium. (Clue: Faded Medal)
- Examine Faded Medal. (Result: Chief's Medal)
- Ask Howard Johnson about the Chief's medal. (Prerequisite: Chief's Medal unraveled; Rewards: 18,000 Coins, Police Chief Uniform, Police Chief Hat)
- Move on to a new crime (in Airport)! (No stars)
- This is the only case in the game which features eight suspects instead of the usual five.
- This is the only case in the game with five chapters (including the Additional Investigation) instead of the usual four.
- This is one of the game's cases in which a main character is flagged as a suspect for a plausible reason, who later turns out to be the case's killer.
- This is one of the only final cases of a district in which the killer does not appear as a suspect previously.
- This is one of the only final cases of a district which feature familiar suspects.
- Due to sticker pages only having the capacity for five suspects on "The Suspects" page, this case is one of two cases wherein not all suspects have stickers, the other being The Darkest Hour.
- In the "Election Podium" crime scene, the player can spot:
- In the "Guest Tables" crime scene, a war poster with Uncle Sam can be spotted.