Vito Pioni
Biographical information
Full name Vito Pioni
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2014
Cause of death Strangulation
Nationality Flag of ItalyFlag of USA Italian-American
Residence Pacific Bay, U.S.
Profession(s) Editor-in-chief
Affiliation(s) Daily Dawn
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #16: Killing Time (s2)

Vito Pioni was the victim in Killing Time (Case #16 of Pacific Bay).


Vito was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Dawn newspaper. He had light brown hair, green eyes, and a light stubble. He wore a pale gray shirt with white stripes and a brown tie. Besides that, he also donned a gray suit with a pen on his right breast pocket and a gold globe pin on his left collar. For accessories, he sported a pair of orange spectacles.

Murder details

Vito was found suspended from the Grand Central clock, in which the killer used ropes to tie his body to the hands of the aforementioned clock. After careful autopsy, Roxie found out the killer wanted the hands of the clock do the work, flagging the Grand Central clock as the murder weapon. Roxie determined the ropes were used to tie the victim to the hands of the clock and, as the minutes ticked, the rope progressively strangled the victim to death. Roxie also found oil on both Vito's neck and the rope used to strangle Vito to death (through use of the clock hands), in which through careful examination determined the oil to be pasta oil from lasagna slices--alas the killer consumed lasagna.

During the second visit to the Grand Station, the team found a napkin and a security camera (found broken but pieced back together by the player) in which a sample of the crumbs from the napkin was sent to Yann for analysis whereas Hannah's return allowed her to analyze the security camera. After careful analysis, Yann was able to extract mustache hairs from the crumbs, thus incriminated the killer to have a mustache, while Hannah was able to incriminate the killer to have an anti-nuclear badge after careful analysis.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be the leader of Inner Chaos, Fredo Mancini.

Fredo thought the police lied to him when Amy and the player found him guilty of grand homicide, but Amy managed to present Fredo with evidence that incriminated him as the killer--a feat Fredo refused to feel guilt for as he firmly believed that the Daily Dawn Newspaper of Pacific Bay were "right-wing pigs", since Inner Chaos believed the Daily Dawn used to state the most lies (even when compared to the police, politicians, and banks) in Pacific Bay, moving Fredo to cross the line to commit Vito's premeditated murder. Fredo's motives disgusted Amy, so she and the player detained him to face trial.

Hannah, Chief Marquez, Amy, and the player then attended the trial for a hearing on murder charges Fredo would face, in which Fredo called Judge Dante a "fascist", furthermore saying the people who could not travel using Inner City's Grand Station were lucky because Fredo used Vito's premeditated murder as a trap. Fredo intended to commit suicide bombing to kill the police, Judge Dante, the press, and the politicians inside one court house to stimulate Inner Chaos' revolution agenda. Amy pleaded with Fredo to drop the suicide bombing attempt, but Fredo asked Amy what time it was, to which Amy replied it was 11:05 am, Pacific Bay time. As Fredo attempted to commit suicide to kill the government affiliates in the court house, Hannah clutched Amy's gun and shot Fredo down with a bullet to the brain, averting a forced unrest through a Kamikaze-style act and saving the courthouse in spite of the shock she sustained by having to shoot down a criminal to save a stronghold. Alas Hannah saved the courthouse (and most noticeably the lives of Judge Dante and Chief Marquez) from an anti-government attack.

Case appearances