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Roberto Vasquez
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Biographical information
Full name Roberto Vasquez
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Birth 1980
Death 2014
Cause of death Stab wound to the heart
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Pacific Bay, U.S.
Profession(s) Urban legend hunter
Family Juan Rodrigo Vasquez (brother)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #26: Hearts of Ice (s2)

Roberto Vasquez (1980-2014) was a suspect during the murder investigations of his brother, popular ice skater Juan Rodrigo Vasquez, in Hearts of Ice (Case #26 of Pacific Bay) and young filmmaker Virginia Watchbird in The White Peaks Project (Case #29 of Pacific Bay). He was then murdered in The End of the Night (Case #30 of Pacific Bay).

Profile

Roberto was a 34-year-old urban myth hunter. He sported brown eyes, long curly brown hair, thick sideburns, and a light stubble.

In his first case appearance, Roberto donned a gray t-shirt with the words "GOVERNMENT DENIES KNOWLEDGE" on it. Over the t-shirt, he wore a blue hoodie and a red rose on the right. It is known that Roberto ate cherry liquor chocolates, used breath sprays and drank champagne.

In his second case appearance, Roberto ditched the red rose on his jacket and donned a green Christmas hat. Furthermore, it was discovered that he ate pumpkin pie and took sleeping pills.

Height 5'8"
Age 34
Weight 423 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB-

Events of Criminal Case

Hearts of Ice

Weightlosscampshirt

Roberto's weight loss t-shirt.

Roberto was under fire after Amy Young and the player found a weight loss t-shirt at his brother's chalet. Hannah Choi had to go through the trouble of analyzing the t-shirt, after which she could determine that the Vasquez who wore the t-shirt was Roberto.

Roberto told the team of Amy and the player that Juan Rodrigo was a bad person, but Amy did not like the cold reception Roberto gave. Furthermore, he clarified that the weight loss t-shirt was intended to make fun of him (Roberto refused to enlist in a weight loss seminar) given Roberto's low tolerance of weight loss operations.

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Roberto dons a crown in an attempt to impress Amy.

Roberto was in serious trouble after Chief Marquez and the player bailed Amy out of Roberto's harassing ways in the White Peaks Candy Shop. Roberto intended to fall in love with Amy given Juan Rodrigo's death, but the player grew tired of Roberto's games and opted to talk to him following a second check-up of the candy shop.

Amy made it clear that Roberto needed to respect a woman's feelings in which Roberto's wanton carefree attitude evidently went out of line. Roberto even offered champagne to Amy but the player bailed her out of Roberto's sight before he did his worst.

RobertoJournal

A journal of the Night Walker by Roberto.

Roberto was found innocent after an act of heartbreak was found to be the motive for the murder, but was under fire hours after the case was closed due to Chief Marquez's inquiry about Roberto's discovery of the Night Walker--a masked creature that supposedly kidnaps people in the forest and kills them.

The White Peaks Project

Roberto found himself in trouble once again after a business card belonging to him was found in the dark woods where a young filmmaker named Virginia Watchbird was murdered. Frank Knight was stunned to know Roberto's filmmaking ability not to mention he knew Virginia due to the contents of the business card, so Frank opted to have a talk with Roberto.

Roberto felt stunned about Virginia's death, admitting that he chatted with Virginia in person, but never received a phone call from her in spite of him giving Virginia his business card since she was busy with her Night Walker documentary. Roberto was obsessed with the Night Walker but he was too busy with Virginia's style of filmmaking, but that aside, Roberto gave out some secrets on how to create a good documentary, suggesting that Virginia didn't have certain skills to do that.

Roberto would be approached by Frank and the player a second time after the team found a VHS tape submitted to Hannah for digital analysis. Hannah deduced that Roberto filmed the Night Walker's lair but not knowing that Virginia was the first one to reach the spot. Roberto was not happy when Virginia butted in the scene, to which Frank told Hannah the VHS tape belonged to Roberto.

Frank chastised Roberto for issuing harsh criticism against Virginia being the first to reach the Night Walker's lair, to which Roberto claimed she reached the spot by chance. Roberto worked hard for his own version of the Night Walker documentary, believing that the discovery of the original Night Walker's cabin was a breakthrough to him. Roberto confirmed that Virginia butted in during his filming, infuriating him.

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Roberto's footage of the Night Walker before he was forced to retreat.

Roberto was found innocent when Virginia's boss was found guilty of first-degree murder, but Chief Marquez insisted on Frank and the player to check up on him since he was attacked in spite of his ability to cause trouble every chance he got. Roberto told Frank and the player the Night Walker attacked him, and directed the player to investigate the derelict cabin to confirm his story. The player found Roberto's camera in a pile of dust, but the sample had to be shipped to Hannah for digital analysis since it was damaged during the attack.

Hannah confirmed that Roberto filmed some footage of the Night Walker going after him before he was forced to retreat. Roberto thus confirmed that the footage was the confirmation he needed to prove the Night Walker was for real, to which Frank insisted Roberto to be careful in his endeavors.

Murder details

Roberto Before Being Murdered

Roberto, moments before being murdered by the Night Walker.

Following the aforementioned events, Roberto was found in the wilderness, punctured by icicles and left for dead by the notorious Night Walker. The player did not hesitate to ship Roberto's body to Roxie Sparks for an autopsy.

Roxie could not help but spot the icicles on Roberto's body, which she stated was the perfect weapon the killer needed to keep their murders discreet since icicles melted in warm temperatures. Roberto was stabbed by three icicles, of which two were visible on his body, with the killer icicle (aimed at his heart) missing.

Roxie had to rely on Dr. Russell Crane since letters from Roberto's t-shirt was missing. Russell stated that the killer took away some letters from the "Government denies knowledge" phrase imprinted on the victim's t-shirt as a message to anyone who would avenge Roberto's death. Amy wanted to know what Russell was trying to point out, to which he replied that the killer removed those letters on purpose. The shirt spelled out "Another dies now" with the missing letters removed, thus flagging the killer as being fond of riddles.

Killer and motives

In a shocking turn of events, the Night Walker (Roberto's slayer) turned out to be Amy's brother, Duncan Young.

Duncan was aghast to know that the player managed to incriminate him as the one who killed Roberto, to which Amy assumed that the player made a false arrest, but as the junior cop was ready to concede, Hannah waltzed in with Roberto's phone. Hannah had to spend tedious minutes to retrieve Roberto's recording in its entirety and she was ready to present a never-seen-before footage of Roberto's murder.

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Duncan, moments before stabbing Roberto to death.

Roberto was spotted by Duncan, whom he thought was the Night Walker. Roberto wanted Duncan to scatter away, but Duncan told the urban legend hunter not to be scared. Roberto knew what Duncan had been up to, and as such, he wanted to out the truth behind the missing women to the police, but Duncan would not let Roberto have things his way as he taught himself how to walk after being crippled by a gunshot with a thirst for blood, and to demonstrate his power, he punctured Roberto to death to cover his tracks.

Amy was fed up with Duncan due to the lies he infused to White Peaks, so she pointed her gun to him, believing that he admitted to his wrongdoings only after Hannah managed to present the truth thanks to the never-seen-before footage from Roberto's phone. Duncan pleaded with Amy to drop the charges for the love of her family, but Amy chose the law over her family and permitted the player to send Duncan to trial.

Judge Dante informed Duncan that he punctured Roberto to death with icicles not to mention him being liable for freezing at least three missing women to death under the Night Walker guise, proving the Night Walker legend to be a fad. Judge Dante was surprised that Duncan never told anyone he could walk after being crippled from a gunshot years before the events of this case, to which Duncan replied no one deserved to know this, thus concluding that he had the right to keep secrets that would benefit his person. Duncan then took a stand as to why he used the Night Walker persona.

Duncan was one of Pacific Bay PD's finest assets, but when he was forced to step down as a police officer due to him being shot in the spine (not to mention being confined in a wheelchair), he left with his pride shattered in ruins. After being paralyzed, Duncan healed his paralysis to walk again, but he made things clear that he had a lot in common with the original Night Walker--a mythical creature that was once a legit man who served but got disfigured in the Civil War and, instead of being treated as a hero, was treated as a monster due to his disfigured face. Both Duncan and the original Night Walker were heroes shunned by society. Judge Dante then wanted to know why Duncan froze the three women to death, to which Duncan responded that the three women represented what he lost as a cop: beauty, youth, and happiness. Duncan wanted to preserve those women in ice so that they would not be broken like him. Duncan then admitted that he killed Roberto since the victim nearly blew his cover.

Duncan was indicted for the murder of Roberto Vasquez, and for a series of brutal murders and unknown counts of obstruction of justice that took place in White Peaks, committed under the guise of the "Night Walker"—which was enough for Judge Dante to issue a lifetime jail sentence for Amy's brother. This pyrrhic victory left Amy shattered emotionally.

Trivia

  • Roberto bears a strong resemblance to American actor and comedian Jorge Garcia.
  • Roberto is one of the characters who animate (or move) in at least one cutscene in the game.
  • Roberto is the heaviest character in the game with a weight of 423 lbs (191 kg).
  • Roberto is one of the many suspects who appeared in two cases.
  • Roberto is one of the characters who made an appearance in the second-to-last case of a district as a suspect before getting murdered in the very district's finale.
  • At times, Roberto can be seen holding a camera produced by a company called "Pony", which is an obvious parody of Sony.

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