Walter Fairbanks
Biographical information
Full name Walter Fairbanks
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2013
Cause of death Crash injuries
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Grimsborough, U.S.
Profession(s) Pilot
Family Molly Mocard (ex-wife; div.)
Partner(s) Lola Vallez (fiancée)
Affiliation(s) Fairbanks Hangar
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #47: One Wedding and a Funeral (s1)

Walter Fairbanks was the victim in One Wedding and a Funeral (Case #47 of Grimsborough).


Walter was an affluent personality of Maple Heights (according to Judge Hall) who owned an airplane hangar in Grimsborough. Walter was wearing a brown tuxedo with a brown bow tie, and he also wore a dark brown aviator cap, covering his gray hair. Walter also had blue eyes.

Murder details

Walter was found dead after crashing his plane on the way to his wedding party to marry his fiancée, Lola Vallez. After his body was found, it was sent to the coroner, Nathan.

Nathan said that the crash's impact was so strong that Walter flew through the window. He also knew some information about Walter and said that he was a great pilot and that he never had a plane accident in his life. He said that because Walter was a famous pilot, he would never have flown the stunt plane if it was not safe. Like that, Nathan was able to say that the killer sabotaged Walter's plane at the last possible moment. Nathan also said that he was an amateur pilot himself and that he inspected the sabotaged plane. Even when knowing there was something wrong, he could not find it. But he said that the killer knew the plane inside and out, which confirmed that the killer had knowledge in planes.

Killer and Motives

The killer turned out to be Lola Vallez's older brother, Esteban Vallez.

Esteban profited from Lola's diva fame to keep himself afloat, but when she met Walter, he sort of opened her eyes regarding her brother and asked her to stop giving him money, which she did. Esteban was furious that Lola discontinued funding him with Walter in the picture, and therefore decided to kill him.

In court, Esteban claimed that Walter treated people like a joke and only cared what people could bring him as if Walter always wanted something larger than the last, assuming that Walter would be bored with Lola in a short amount of period of time resulting in a premature divorce (like Walter did to Molly Mocard), but Judge Hall countered that money was the real motive for the murder. Esteban was found guilty of premeditating a plane crash that killed Walter and was sentenced to 20 years in jail, and Lola even told Esteban after his indictment that he ruined her life by just killing Walter and for preventing her from marrying one of Maple Heights's affluent personalities.

Case appearances