Mary Goodwin
Mary Burn
Biographical information
Full name Mary Goodwin
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Death 1648
Cause of death Smoke inhalation
Family Tess Goodwin (descendant)
Morgan Goodwin (descendant)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #55: Ashes to Ashes (s1)

Mary Goodwin, acting as a minor character in Criminal Case, appeared in multiple flashbacks during the events of Ashes to Ashes (Case #55 of Grimsborough).


Mary was a Pilgrim woman who lived in the 1600s as amongst the first of the Goodwins who settled in what is Grimsborough as we know today. Mary wore a female Pilgrim outfit and a white Pilgrim bonnet. According to Morgan Goodwin, witchcraftery runs in the Goodwins, as Mary was a practitioner of witchcraft.

Murder details

Mary was executed in November 1648, tied up to a pole and placed in a bonfire that killed her. The cause of Mary perishing was the excessive amount of harmful chemicals Mary inhaled for a prolonged period of time. Before her execution, Mary said her final words and even made contact with Claire Bell hoping that her descendants would be able to expose the truth. Since her elder descendant's murder was similar to hers, the team of Jones and the player deduced that both murders were somehow linked.

Killer and motives

Mary was killed by the Crimson Order.

Sometime in 1649, Mary gathered information about the Crimson Order’s illicit activities and wanted to out the information to the public, but the Order could not let Mary get away with it. The Crimson Order cornered Mary and as authorities, arrested and tried Mary for witchcraftery, but in reality, the Crimson Order obstructed justice by using an excuse to prevent Mary from outing a criminal endeavor during the age of the Colonial Pilgrims.

Mary would ask Claire Bell a polite favor to hand out evidence of the Order’s guilt when the time was right moments before she was executed.


  • Mary was executed in 1649, but the execution order in which Constance Bell willfully gives to Jones and the player states the execution order was issued in 1648. This is most likely a developer oversight.

Case appearances