Troy Cassidy was a suspect in the murder investigations of Vipers member Chad Whickman in Burned to the Bone (Case #9 of Grimsborough), Vipers leader Salvador Cordero in Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough), and former Vipers leader Ash Bison in Byte the Dust (Case #14 of The Conspiracy).
Troy is a 37-year-old gangster-turned-microbrewer. He has crew-cut black hair, brown eyes, and a black mustache and goatee.
In his first appearance, he sports a red tank top and a red Skulls bandana. He has a tattoo of The Skulls logo that can be seen on his right arm and a dog tag around his neck. There is also a certain amount of dandruff on his shoulders. Furthermore, it is made known that Troy wears sport shoes and smokes.
In his second appearance, he has shook off the dandruff but sports an oil stain on the right side of his tank top. It is discovered that he is asthmatic and chews gum.
In his third appearance, he wears a white collared shirt with red vertical stripes, a maroon tie (with a golden tie clip), and black suspenders. He additionally sports a pair of black earrings. It is revealed that he drinks turmeric lattes, suffers from insomnia, and plays Weirder Stuff.
Events of Criminal Case
Troy, The Skulls' then-leader, was questioned about the brutal murder of his sister's boyfriend Chad Whickman, who also happened to be a member of The Skull's rival gang The Vipers. Troy stated that the Viper deserved to die but also claimed that rules and laws applied to The Skulls. He further said that he would never have hurt his sister like that as he knew she loved Chad a lot. He was later questioned about his pyromaniacal capabilities, but still insisted he would not do that to his sister. Troy was found to be innocent after Joe Stern was incarcerated for the murder.
Troy once again became a suspect after Vipers leader Salvador Cordero was found murdered. Although he seemed to be suspicious of the murder, he was proven innocent for a second time once Tony Marconi was impounded for grand homicide.
In the hours following the close of the case, Troy quit gang life to pursue his ambition to become an inventor.
Jones and the player first talked to Troy after finding his photo with Ash, proving they were friends. Troy said that he and Ash had moved on from their criminal pasts and had become good friends after that. He said that when he settled down, he learned how to brew beer, even inventing a new strain of green tea-infused yeast and eventually establishing his own microbrewery named after his former gang.
Jones and the player later found Troy's death threat to Ash in the form of a cremation urn. Troy said that Ash had hooked Troy up with a new supplier for ingredients for his microbrewery at really good prices. However, Troy realized that the goods were stolen. Worried that the goods would be traced back to him, Troy sent him the threat as a warning.
Troy later almost got in a fight with Ash's girlfriend, Joy Schneider, who was accusing him of murdering Ash because of their former gang rivalry. Troy was found innocent of the murder when Joy herself was found guilty of the murder.
The cops, however, found out afterwards through Officer Tim Cooper that he had been regularly meeting up with Marconi, who was recently released from prison. They found a coaster with names of former Skulls members on it, which they talked to Troy about. Troy insisted that the people he named had also left the gang life and that he was providing their names to Marconi as recommendations for his new security company, Hawk Eye Security. Troy then said that Marconi was living as a free man and running an above-board operation like his nightclub.
- Troy is one of the characters to appear as a suspect in three cases.
- Troy is one of the characters to physically appear in two seasons of the game.
- Burned to the Bone (Case #9 of Grimsborough)
- Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough)
- Byte the Dust (Case #14 of The Conspiracy)