As a homicide detective, the player will come across many items of interest throughout the cases which may need to be shipped to an individual member of the lab personnel for analysis.
The analysis may take as long as 5 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours, 12 or even 15 hours. For autopsies, The Death of Rosa Wolf, Welcome to Pacific Bay and The Murder of Amanda Love require only 5 seconds while Corpse in a Garden, Shark Attack! and God Save the Prince require 25 minutes. All other cases require 18 hours for primary autopsy jobs. However, all sorts of autopsies and analyses can be done immediately if Instant Analysis is bought.
Once the analysis is over and the player clicks on "View Results", a short cutscene will play in which the analyst will give important information to the player, which may lead the team to events such as interrogating (as well as bringing in new) suspects, discovering certain attributes of the killer, further inspecting the clue in hand via forensic examination, etc.
There are different sets of lab personnel for each police department featured in the game. The Grimsborough Police Department consists of ten lab technicians (three in Season 1 and seven in Season 5), the Pacific Bay Police Department consists of four, and The Bureau and the Concordian Flying Squad six each, as shown below:
|Position||Grimsborough PD||Pacific Bay PD||The Bureau||Concordian Flying Squad|
|Roxie Sparks||Angela Douglas / Grace Delaney[note 1]||Richard Wells|
|Forensic Expert / Lab Chief||Season 1:|
Grace Delaney / Nathan Pandit[note 2]
|Yann Toussaint||Lars Douglas||Viola Pemberton|
|Tech Expert||Season 1:|
|Hannah Choi||Elliot Clayton / Ingrid Bjorn[note 3]|
|Russell Crane||Marina Romanova|
|Field and Weapons Expert||Season 5:|
|Jonah Karam||Rose Zhao|
|Diego del Lobo|
|Lab Intern||Season 5:|
- ↑ Grace replaces Angela as the coroner (see: Ice Rage) after the latter is jailed (see: In Plain Sight).
- ↑ Nathan only performs forensic analyses if Grace is unavailable.
- ↑ Ingrid only performs technical analyses if Elliot is unavailable.
- In Elite Mode and Collection Mode, autopsies and analyses take twice as long as in the original mode to complete.
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