There Will Be Blood
Season 1
City Grimsborough
District Airport
Case # 56
Initial release date 20th February 2014
Partner(s) David Jones
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Ashes to Ashes Welcome to Pacific Bay
(in Pacific Bay)

There Will Be Blood is a case featured in Criminal Case, appearing as the fifty-sixth case of the game as well as the city of Grimsborough. It is the final case set in Grimsborough and the Airport district.


Jones and the player received a strange letter, supposedly from the leader of the notorious Crimson Order. The letter instructed the team to "go down to the woods today," which Alex deduced to be a construction site that used to be a picnic spot. The team did not hesitate to rush to the construction site. There they found the corpse of a male victim who was apparently scalped to death, with the words "YOU ARE NEXT" carved into his chest, indicating that the player was next in line to be slain by the notoriously secret organization. The victim was then revealed to be none other than Delsin Peota, the Aloki Indian who was last seen during the murder investigation of Sandy Grimmes. The team quickly shipped Delsin's body to Nathan for autopsy.

The team consulted Anakee moments after shipping Delsin's body for autopsy to investigate a Pilgrim feast as it was in 1643, using the same peace pipe ritual the team used during the events of Burying the Hatchet, but with a different herb blend. As with her last encounter, Anakee was kind enough to give the team any artifacts from the past that caught their attention. In addition, Anakee told the team to physically dig the construction site, where they then found skeletons underneath the grass—grounds for the team to declare the Pilgrim feast, the discovery of skeletons underneath the construction site, and Delsin's murder, linked altogether.

Bentley's Execution Order

The order to execute Adam Bentley, issued by Serena to Samuel.

As the investigation went on, Nathan made a new conclusion of the autopsy result: Delsin was actually murdered in an illicit gold mine. The gold mine was later located by Ramirez, allowing Jones and the player to dig deeper into the mystery behind Delsin's murder.

When investigating the gold mine, the team managed to find an execution order issued by Serena Johnson commanding Samuel King to kill socialite Adam Bentley for discovering the Crimson Order's secret gold mine and attempting to out the illicit endeavor unless Adam received money to convince him not to out any information. This prompted the team to arrest Serena for the second-degree murder of Adam. Alas, the driving force behind Samuel's murder-suicide was finally unearthed.

Furthermore, Samuel's granddaughter, Cathy King, had to be detained until the end of the investigation when the team mistook her for being involved in the Crimson Order after finding out that she had broken into the gold mine, not to mention the fact that her hair traces were found in Delsin's scalp. Alex's mutual affection for Cathy made him condemn her arrest as he firmly believed that Cathy was and should be innocent.


Milton unmasking himself as the leader of the Crimson Order.

In the case's tense moments, the primary arrest occurred when the team incriminated Milton Grimmes—the prison warden of the Grimsborough Detention Center—as Delsin's killer as well as the leader of the Crimson Order. Per Serena, Delsin attempted to discover the Crimson Order's grave secrets, and Milton would not let him get away with it.

During the arrest, Milton—who had been waiting for the team, dressed in his Crimson Order robe and helmet—expressed his belief that the city had belonged to the Grimmes family, admitting that he killed Delsin and then drank his blood. Milton dropped a bomb when he revealed that his ancestor, Solomon Grimmes, had done the same to Inaya after discovering that the Aloki tribe had an abundance of gold through a gold mine, thinking that the gold would be enough to control Grimsborough with an iron fist. So, Solomon devised a plan to gather the Aloki in one roof by seducing Inaya and invoking a Pilgrim-Aloki feast, where he later had the Crimson Order do the dirty work. After the Aloki massacre, Solomon seized the gold mine for the Crimson Order's financial benefit. This statement by Milton disgusted Jones because the four-century-old gold mine was the Order's motive.

Milton then continued by stating that with the gold mine as the Order's headquarters, he could declare himself a dictator and a God, and prepared himself to kill the player with his handgun. Fortunately, Ramirez intervened in the nick of time by hitting Milton with his frying pan—mirroring the saving move he demonstrated in The Rorschach Reaper. The team did not hesitate to handcuff Milton, who responded in disgust that he was supposed to bring the player's head to the night's great ceremony in the Crimson Order's headquarters. And so Jones and the player disguised themselves as Crimson Order members to arrest Alden Greene and Mayor Howard Johnson at the Crimson Order hideout. With Milton, Alden, Howard, and Serena detained, the trial of the century was about to ensue.

Judge Hall started by profiling the Grimmes family as Crimson Order leaders and mass murderers, but Milton blasted her for labeling the Crimson Order as criminals instead of heroes. Next, Judge Hall held Serena liable for the second-degree murder of Adam Bentley, to which Serena responded that she would be known as Grimsborough's greatest matriarch. Furthermore, Judge Hall made Rachel Priest's murder a Crimson Order murder, but Alden countered that the Order could have made Grimsborough rich because of the gold they seized from the Aloki. Last but not least, Judge Hall informed Howard that he abused his power as the Mayor of Grimsborough, acting on his mother's orders, although Howard did not understand what the judge said at all.

The mess the Crimson Order made through four centuries of bloodshed were grounds for a lifetime jail sentence in solitary confinement, even though Judge Hall felt it was too light of a sentence in her opinion. Milton replied harshly that the Crimson Order built Grimsborough, but Judge Hall stated that the city was built through acts of murder and told Milton not to talk anymore. Judge Hall admitted that the mass sentencing of the Crimson Order has finally put an end to the dark era, and a bright future now awaits Grimsborough, thus marking the end of the notoriously secret society.


Cathy and the Grimsborough PD gifted this farewell card to the player.

In the aftermath of the trial, Jones and the player returned to the gold mine for another investigation in order to confirm that the mine originally belonged to the Aloki tribe. There they found an ancient Aloki painting, and after careful analysis, Grace deduced that the Aloki founded the gold mine prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims, and with that knowledge, the Aloki were finally vindicated.

With peace restored in Grimsborough, the player accepted a position in the Pacific Bay Police Force, but not before the Grimsborough Police Force accompanied Cathy in throwing a farewell party for the player.



  • Delsin Peota (found scalped with "You are Next" carved into his chest)

Murder Weapon

  • Dagger


  • Milton Grimmes


Killer's Profile

  • The killer plays the violin.
  • The killer takes Vitamin C.
  • The killer eats snails.
  • The killer has gray hair.
  • The killer wears a gold brooch.

Crime Scenes


Chapter 1


  • Investigate Site Layout. (Clues: Victim's Body, Tree Stump, Billboard, Chalice; Victim identified: Delsin Peota)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer plays the violin)
  • Examine Tree Stump. (Result: Peace Pipe; New Suspect: Anakee)
  • Ask Anakee about her peace pipe. (Prerequisite: Peace Pipe found; New Crime Scene Unlocked: Feast Hall, 1643)
  • Investigate Feast Hall, 1643. (Prerequisite: Anakee interrogated; Clues: Old Etching, Torn Fabric)
  • Examine Old Etching. (Result: Etching Portrait; New Suspect: Serena Johnson)
  • Talk to Serena Johnson about her Pilgrim Ancestors. (Prerequisite: Etching Portrait unraveled)
  • Examine Torn Fabric. (Result: Tapestry)
  • Examine Smashed Billboard. (Result: Billboard)
  • Analyze Billboard. (06:00:00; New Suspect: Roman Harris)
  • Quiz Roman Harris about his billboard contract. (Prerequisite: Billboard analyzed)
  • Examine Chalice. (Result: Blood)
  • Analyze Blood. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer takes Vitamin C)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2


  • Investigate Mining Shaft. (Available after unlocking Chapter 2; Clues: Torn Sheet, Headband, Wagon)
  • Examine Torn Sheet. (Result: Execution Order)
  • Arrest Serena Johnson. (Prerequisite: Execution Order restored; Profile updated: Serena takes Vitamin C)
  • Investigate Feast Table, 1643. (Prerequisite: Serena interrogated; Clue: Totem Head)
  • Examine Totem Head. (Result: Faded Illustration)
  • Examine Faded Illustration. (Result: Illustration)
  • Analyze Illustration. (09:00:00; New Suspect: Milton Grimmes)
  • Talk to Milton Grimmes about his ancestor's wedding feast. (Prerequisite: Illustration analyzed; Profile updated: Milton plays the violin)
  • Examine Headband. (Result: White Sample)
  • Analyze White Sample. (06:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats snails)
  • Examine Wagon. (Result: Crimson Order Helmet)
  • Examine Crimson Order Helmet. (Result: Handprints)
  • Analyze Handprints. (12:00:00; New Suspect: Cathy King; Profile updated: Cathy plays the violin)
  • Grill Cathy King about her possible involvement in the Crimson Order. (Prerequisite: Handprints analyzed)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (1 star)

Chapter 3


  • Investigate Excavation Site. (Available after unlocking Chapter 3; Clues: Faded Notebook, Scalp, Skull)
  • Examine Faded Notebook. (Result: Incriminating Message)
  • Question Roman Harris about the incriminating message. (Prerequisite: Incriminating Message unraveled; Profiles updated: Roman plays the violin and eats snails, Serena plays the violin)
  • Examine Scalp. (Result: Pink Hairs)
  • Arrest Cathy King. (Prerequisite: Pink Hairs collected; Profiles updated: Cathy takes Vitamin C and eats snails, Serena eats snails)
  • Examine Skull. (Result: Inaya's Skull)
  • Question Milton about the Aloki massacre. (Prerequisite: Inaya's Skull identified; Profile updated: Milton takes Vitamin C and eats snails)
  • Investigate Wagon Rail. (Prerequisite: All tasks before must be completed; Clues: Crimson Order Chest, Broken Slab)
  • Examine Crimson Order Chest. (Result: Dagger)
  • Examine Dagger. (Result: Bloody Hair; Murder Weapon registered: Dagger)
  • Analyze Bloody Hair. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has gray hair)
  • Examine Broken Slab. (Result: Slab)
  • Analyze Slab. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a gold brooch)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Additional Investigation. (No stars)

Additional Investigation


  • Ask Anakee if she needs any help. (Available after unlocking Additional Investigation)
  • Investigate Mine Shaft. (Prerequisite: Anakee interrogated; Clue: Paintings)
  • Examine Paintings. (Result: Aloki Paintings)
  • Examine Aloki Paintings. (Result: Paint Sample)
  • Analyze Paint Sample. (09:00:00)
  • Tell Anakee the Aloki can get their land back. (Prerequisite: Paint Sample analyzed; Reward: Burger, 18,000 Coins)
  • Investigate Excavation Site. (Prerequisite: Anakee interrogated)
  • Ask Cathy what's wrong. (Prerequisite: Excavation Site investigated; Clue: Cathy's Bag)
  • Examine Cathy's Bag. (Result: Torn Card)
  • Examine Torn Card. (Result: Farewell Card)
  • See what Cathy has to tell you. (Prerequisite: Farewell Card restored; Reward: Jones Hairstyle, Grimsborough Keepsake T-Shirt)
  • Move on to a new crime (in Pacific Bay)! (No stars)


  • The title of this case may be a reference to the 2007 American drama film of the same name.
  • This is one of the cases in which more than one suspect is arrested.
  • This case and The Secret Experiments are the only district finales of Grimsborough in which not all the suspects are from previous cases.
  • This is the only case in Grimsborough to have a different Additional Investigation cover art.
  • In the crime scene "Mining Shaft", a warning poster of a Creeper from Minecraft and a cap of the New York Yankees can be seen.
  • Also in the aforementioned crime scene, there are several artifacts to be found that serve as a tribute to the Indiana Jones franchise, such as:
  • In the "Wagon Rail" crime scene, a monkey head can be found. It is similar to the one featured in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A sacred stone from the same movie can also be found in the very crime scene.