L.A Noire 5 Star Case Guide

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The Gas Man


Location: Steffens House Fire

Key Evidence:

  • Heater serviced by Ryan

Interview with Don Steffens

Question: Travel Competition
Answer: Truth

Question: Suburban Redevelopment
Answer: Doubt

Key Evidence:

  • Competition Ticket
  • Suburban Redevelopment

Location: Gulliver’s Travel Agency

Question: Suburban Redevelopment
Answer: Truth

Question: Promotional Travel Contest
Answer: Doubt

Location: Suburban Redevelopment (Elysian Fields Site)

You won’t find much here, and there are no key evidence pieces, but you can find a memo within the office on site from Leland Monroe.

Location: Sawyer House Fire

Key Evidence:

  • Regulator Valve

From here you will need to catch the firebug, though he has nothing to do with this case, he’s more of a distraction than anything. You will need to catch him through to progress in the story.

Location: Fire Station No.32

Key Evidence:

  • Instaheat Model 70
  • Heater Serviced by Varley

Location: Instaheat Factory

Interview with Ivan Rasic

Question: Instaheat model 70
Answer: Doubt

Question: Heat service history
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Header serviced by Ryan/Varley

Key Evidence:

  • Ivan Rasic’s Statement
  • List of gas filters

After the interview you’re going to need to call R&I to gather information on the list of engineers. After you finish the call you will need to talk to Rasic once more so you can investigate their lockers.

Key Evidence:

  • Clemens’ Criminal Record
  • Ryan’s Criminal Record
  • Carley’s Criminal Record
  • Clemens’ Anarchist Pamphlet
  • Ryan’s Anarchist Pamphlets
  • Mosquito Coils

Location: Clemens’ Workside

Interview Walter Clemens

Question: Knowledge of Varley
Answer: Doubt

Question: Knowledge of Ryan
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Clemens’ Anarchist Pamphlet

Question: Employment with Instaheat
Answer: Doubt

Key Evidnece:

  • Walter Clemens’ Statement

Location: Ryan’s Worksite

At this point you will need to chase down Ryan as he tries to escape in his van. Run him off the road or shoot out his tired and take him into custody. You will interview him later in the case.

Location: Varley’s Worksite

Varley will also try to run once you get to his worksite, so apprehend him and take him for questioning. You can stop him in his tracks if you can get a clear shot. Once you do instead of shooting him use a warning shot. If you kill him you will have to start the chase again.

Location: Wilshire Station

Interview with Reginald Varley

Question: Work at Sawyer residence
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Heater service by Varley

Question: Suburban Redevelopment
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Walkter Clemens Statement

Question: Instaheat Model 70
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Mosquito Coils

Interview with Matthew Ryan

Question: Anarchist Literature
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Ryan’s Anarchist Pamphlets

Question: Instaheat Model 70
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Ivan Rasic’s Statement

Question: Suburban Redevelopment
Answer: Doubt

Question: Attempted murder charge
Answer: Doubt

Once the interviews are through you will then need to decide who should be pinned for the murder and who is responsible for the fires. You will need to choose Matthew Ryan and charge him which will end the case with a 5 star rating.

A Walk in Elysian Fields


Location: Morelli House Fire

Newspaper: This is paper can be found in the front yard of the Morelli residence. It’s just on the grass near the fence on the right hand side as you enter the yard from the street.

Key Evidence:

  • Bodies Moved
  • Family Photograph
  • Water Heater
  • Boot Prints
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Weekend Away

Interview with Dudley Forman

Question: Morelli fire witness report
Answer: Doubt

Question: Suspicious Activity
Answer: Doubt

Question: Planned Demolitions
Answer: Doubt

Question: Promotional Travel Contest
Answer: Truth

Key Evidence:

  • Houses to be demolished

Biggs will come up with another clue which will continue the conversation and key evidence with the following:

  • Origami Crane
  • Elysian Fields Flyers

Location: Rancho MEscondido

Key Evidence:

  • Poor Cement Quality

Location: Elysian Fields

Interview with Leland Monroe

Question: Elysian linked to arsons
Answer: Doubt

Question: Promotinal Travel Contest
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Elysian Fields Flyers

Question: Local Land Acquisitions
Answer: Doubt

Question: Rancho Escondido fire
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Poor cement quality

Key Evidence:

  • List of Contractors

Location: The Blue Room

This location is just an information cut-scene which will then end and continue into the next.

Location: Elsa’s Apartment

This is also another cut-scene which will then lead into the next location.

Location: Chapman’s Apartment

Key Evidence:

  • Mosquito Coils
  • .45 Caliber Ammunition

After finding the evidence in Chapman’s car, you will then have to chase him while he tries to get away on a city trolly.


House of Sticks


Location: California Fire & Life

Key Evidence:

  • Settlement Letter
  • Buchwater Case File

Interview with Elsa Lichtmann

Question: Disputed claim payout
Answer: Doubt

Question: Connection to Buchwalter
Answer: Doubt

Question: Motive for dispute
Answer: Truth

Key Evidence:

  • Slip of Paper

Location: Elysian Fields Subdivision Office

Key Evidence:

  • Cement delivery receipt
  • Demolition order
  • Company memo

Location: Demolished Elysian Fields House

Key Evidence:

  • Broken wood

Location: Keystone Film Studios

Key Evidence:

  • Lumber delivery receipt
  • Inferior Quality Lumber
  • Film Canister
  • Film

From here you will need to investigate a half built house at night. This will then continue onward to Elsa’s Apartment once you escape the goons who have trapped you.

 

A Polite Invitation


Location: Medical Clinic

Key Information:

  • Inferior Lumber
  • Redevelopment Fund

You will already start with this information as it will carry over from the previous case.

Location: Bension’s Apartment

Key Evidence:

  • Insurance Agreement
  • Share Certificates

Interview with Curtis Benson

Question: Motive for fraud
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Share Certificates

Question: Suburban Redevelopment
Answer: Lie
Evidence: Insurance Agreement

Question: Buchwalter Cause Settlement
Answer: Doubt

Location: California Fire & Life

Key Evidence:

  • Buchwater Case File
  • Improved Land Value

Location: Hall of Records

Key Evidence:

  • Elysian Lot Number 1876988

This lot number comes at a cost of digging through several archives. This is the only key piece of evidence within this section, but once you find out the lot information, you will have to deal with several criminals in a shootout.

Location: Kelso’s Apartment

From here you will speak with Leland on the phone, which will then continue into the next location via a sequence of cut-scenes.

Location: Leland Monroe’s Mansion

You will need to assault Lelands Mansion, once you’re inside there is a rather lengthy cut-scene which will be followed up with you being able to look around the office. Once you can take control explore everything in the office.

Newspaper: While Leland is flopping around on the floor walk up to his desk and activate the news paper.

A Different Kind of War


This case doesn’t count towards your overall 5 star requirements, but there are still newspapers to collect and several items of interest which you will still need to deal with to progress through the story.

Location: Rapid Exterminators

Newspaper: This will be on the service desk as you enter the store. Pick this up before talking to the clerk then move on to the next location.

Location: Nuclear Bug & Rodent Control

Talk to the clerk

Location: Westlake Pest Control

Enter this store do the same as before, talk to the clerk and wait for the scene to change.

Location: Dr. Fontaine’s Surgery ( Previous Day)

Newspaper: As soon as you enter the surgery head straight for the Dr’s desk and pick up the news paper, this is the last in the game. So you won’t have to look for anymore after this.

Items of Interest:

  • Morphine Cabinet
  • Fontaine’s Blackmail Papers
  • Crystall Ball
  • Freeway Route

Location: Eancho Rincon bunkhouse (Current Day)

Items of Interest:

  • Flamethrower
  • Origami Crane
  • Photogrpah of Okinawa

From here on out the game will give you plenty of direction. You will need to finish off the final run up to the end of the game. Congratulations, you should have earned yourself 5 stars of every case as well as several achievements along the way.

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  • woody

    Great help thanks