|Full name||Samuel Harold Rye|
|Cause of death||Disembowelment|
|Partner(s)||Kate Murphy (ex-girlfriend)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #12: Blood on the Trading Floor (s1)|
Samuel was a stock trader of 28 years of age who was born in Grimsborough on January 12, 1984. He sported brown curly hair and eyes of the same color. At the time of his death, Samuel wore a black suit above a clean white shirt and a black tie.
Samuel was found hung up in the Stock Exchange, cut open in the stomach and emptied of his insides. He was killed by a samurai sword. Nathan found in his autopsy report that Samuel was out partying before he was killed and was found with a high level of alcohol and barbiturates in his body. When he was hung up, he tried to break free and broke both of his arms doing so. The killer was discovered to use dental floss as there were traces of it on Samuel's wrists. It was also discovered that he could only have been cut with a small sharp object.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out also to be stock trader Harry Krane.
Alden Greene needed a new stock trader, so he wanted to hire Samuel. Harry did not like it when Samuel kept on bragging about his deal with Alden and as a result, he got jealous and killed Samuel with a samurai sword, and hung the victim up in the Stock Exchange.
- Samuel's name may be a pun on samurai, ironically, the same type of sword which was used to kill and then disembowel him.
- During Chapter 3, when you piece the contract back together you can see his full name which is "Samuel Harold Rye".
- Blood on the Trading Floor (Case #12 of Grimsborough)
- A Deadly Game (Case #20 of Grimsborough; on a crime scene)