Mary Gray
Biographical information
Full name Mary Gray
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Birth 1971
Death 2013
Cause of death Drowning
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Grimsborough, U.S.
Profession(s) Stall owner
Family Elizabeth Hopkins (sister)
Unnamed brother-in-law
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #27: The Lake's Bride (s1)

Mary Gray (1971-2013) was the victim in The Lake's Bride (Case #27 of Grimsborough).


Mary, 42 at the time of her death, owned and worked at a stall. She had bright red hair and green eyes, wore a pearl necklace and a buttoned shirt under a sky blue cardigan with a purple flower on it. It is known that Mary was born on October 6, 1971.

Murder details

Mary was found dead inside the trunk of a white car which was parked near a lake in the Historical Center. She was dressed as a bride in a white gown.

The killer had disguised as a monster called Creature of the Lake, and had first kidnapped the victim in the outskirts of the town. After that, the killer took Mary to a lake and drowned her, and then stuffed her in the trunk of her car.

It was later reported that someone had seen the victim's dead body at the side of the lake, inside the car's trunk which was slightly open. Quickly, Eduardo Ramirez informed David Jones and the player about it and they went to the murder scene right away, and found the victim's body as well as a pile of algae and some pieces of torn letters.  

After completing the victim's autopsy, Nathan Pandit told the team that she had obviously drowned. When asked if Mary was still alive when the killer drove her car into the lake, Nathan replied "yes". He said that the Mary had a few bruises, and that the killer knocked her out so that they could stuff her in the car's trunk, but the victim's lungs were filled with water. Nathan had also found a letter pinned to the victim's chest which read, "I have taken my due. I am appleased, but my anger shall never completely disappear." He told the team that the letter was tacked to Mary's chest with a stamp hinge, which was an adhesive flap especially used by stamp-collectors. This meant that the killer used to collect stamps. 

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be poet Alexander Vladinsky.

He had a mental problem and saw everything through his eyes as poetry. Alexander loved Mary and thought that love, passion, and death were all similar and that murder was the highest form of desire. Since he had a mental problem, Judge Hall sentenced him to 30 years in jail, accompanied by a psychiatrist.


  • Due to Mary having the same age as her sister Elizabeth Hopkins, it is rather likely that they are twins.

Case appearances