Lily Karam
Biographical information
Full name Lily Karam
Gender Female
Status Alive
Birth 1984
Nationality Flag of South Africa South African
Residence Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Profession(s) Rally driver
Family Jonah Karam (half-brother)
Partner(s) Jude Connelly (ex-boyfriend)
Affiliation(s) De Brills Racing
Rocket Cow
Fairbanks Hangar
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #39: Kicking the Bucket (s3)

Lily Karam was a suspect in the murder investigations of her ex-boyfriend, journalist Jude Connelly, in Diamond in the Rough (Case #40 of World Edition) and her co-driver, Nomena Leroy, in Going the Distance (Case #41 of World Edition). Prior to that, she appeared as a quasi-suspect in Kicking the Bucket (Case #39 of World Edition).


Lily is a 32-year-old rally driver and Jonah's half-sister. She has short, faded blond hair.

In her first appearance, she dons a denim vest over a white shirt.

In her second appearance, she sustains a sunburn and dons a dirty white and black rally racing jacket with logos of the race's sponsors. It is discovered that Lily holds expertise in mechanics, and consumes caterpillars and hoodia.

In her third appearance, her sunburn has healed and the sponsor logos on her racing jacket have changed slightly. It is discovered that Lily is knowledgeable about snakes, drinks champagne, and eats maafe.

Height 5'7"
Age 32
Weight 147 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A+

Events of Criminal Case

Kicking the Bucket


A photo of Lily and her half-brother, Jonah Karam.

Marina and the player were looking for information about her after seeing her on a picture with Jonah. After finding hers and Jonah's tickets for bungee jumping, she showed up and explained she was Jonah's sister. Marina was embarrassed, but also surprised since Jonah never mentioned having any siblings; Lily explained she was his half-sister; they shared the same father, but had a different mother. Marina was also surprised to hear that Jonah told Lily about her, and that he would always talk about Marina so much that she could not tell him much.

Diamond in the Rough

Lily became a suspect after the player and Carmen found her skin cells on the victim's canteen flask. She said she was on the Road Rage Rally, and ran into Jude who gave her his flask for good luck. Knowing Jude, Carmen was skeptical he would give his grandfather's flask away like that, but Lily said they were in a relationship teaching him how to survive in the African desert. When informed of Jude's murder, she just simply said they all have to go sometime.

Lily was spoken to again when the team found a smartwatch revealing that the victim was tracking her. She felt the victim was getting too close for comfort, since he kept giving her presents like he wanted her to owe him something. Because of that Lily decided to break up with him, but the victim went mental and started stalking her. Carmen felt the victim was just concerned for her safety, but Lily did not believe it, she even considered using her mechanic skills to mess with his jeep so she could get him off her back.

Lily was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Olivier Feraud for Jude's murder. However, she was spoken to again about reports from Clayton Rose saying she was snooping around the mines to steal a briefcase with an apple-sized diamond. She said she was on a mission from a sponsor of the 3R race, to grab a metal briefcase and take it to the finish line. She claimed was unaware that the briefcase contained a diamond because she did not ask any questions when she got the favor from the sponsor.

Going the Distance

After Lily and Nomena crossed the finish line, she dragged her co-driver out of the car into the road.

Carmen and the player decided to talk to Lily about Nomena. She said Nomena was fine at the start, but passed out halfway through after saying she felt sick. However, she could not stop due to the course being a narrow jungle track, so she had to finish the race in order to get some assistance. When asked about the diamonds the victim had on her, she had no idea about them and said she was lucky to finish the race in one piece with the victim putting her in serious danger.


Lily accepting the trophy for winning the 3R Race.

Lily later accepted the winner's trophy in the art gallery. When Carmen told her she expected more compassion for Nomena from her, Lily promptly said that compassion was not her thing and left the cops.

Lily was spoken to again about a message in the victim's pace notes she wrote saying to do her job or else. She explained that after a week, the victim stopped doing research on the courses, leaving Lily to drive blindly. She wrote the pace notes herself, and left the message so Nomena would start doing her job. After having so much to deal with herself in the race, she questioned whether of not she should feel bad for the victim, and did not even care that her brother was trying to defend her.

Lily was found innocent again after the team incarcerated Lavinia De Brills for Nomena's murder and smuggling diamonds. However, Jonah wanted to fix things with her, and he and the player managed to catch up to her before she left for Brazil. She was thankful they managed to find her plane ticket as she almost missed her flight. Since she won the 3R, she felt there was nothing left for her there, and since she was upset, she decided to go to Brazil. She then said farewell to the player and Jonah, and said she would call her brother whenever she could.


  • For unknown reasons, Lily's blood type changes from O+ to A+ in Diamond in the Rough.
  • Her team's sponsors are listed as follows:
    • De Brills Diamonds, which has been mentioned in all of Africa's cases of the World Edition.
      • This sponsor changed to De Brills Racing, a subsidiary of the De Brills Diamonds company, in Going the Distance.
    • Rocket Cow, which made its debut in Dead Girl Rolling (Case #4 of Pacific Bay).
    • SandOil, which made its debut in Death in the Desert (Case #8 of World Edition).
    • Fairbanks Hangar, which made its debut in One Wedding and a Funeral (Case #47 of Grimsborough).
      • This sponsor was removed in Going the Distance.
  • Lily is one of the characters who appeared as a suspect in two cases.
    • She is also one of the characters of the World Edition to appear as a suspect in two consecutive cases.

Case appearances