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LA Noire - The Golden Butterfly

How to solve the Homicide desk case.

LA Noire's The Golden Butterfly is one of many cases on the Homicide desk, following on from The Red Lipstick Murder.

If you're interested in help elsewhere, our LA Noire guide and walkthrough is well worth a visit. Otherwise, here's how to solve The Golden Butterfly.

The Golden Butterfly

One success under your belt, but this next case takes a dark turn.

Location: Crime Scene

Clues:

  • Talk to the Coroner.
  • Examine the body. Look at her head to find Rope Pattern on her neck, her left arm to find where a ring was violently removed, right arm to see her watch torn off, and her torso to reveal Small Men's Footprints.
  • Examine evidence marker C to find a purse with the name tag Deidre Moller.
  • Examine evidence marker B to find some footprints.
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Location: Moller Residence

Clues:

  • On the floor in the bedroom to the right are Size 8 Work boots.
  • On the dresser are the empty cases for her missing watch and wedding ring.

Interview Michelle Moller:

  • Missing Watch and Rings: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Last Contact with Victim: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • State of Parents Marriage: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Interview Hugo Moller:

  • Footprints at Crime Scene: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Size 8 Work Boots.
  • Missing Persons Report: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Alibi for Hugo Moller: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Husband's Alibi.
  • Movements of Victim: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version). (This question may not appear.)
  • History of Violence: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Butterfly Brooch.

When you leave the house the woman across the street will call you over. Speak to her, and then run after Hugo Moller as he makes a break for it.

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Clues:

  • Examine the incinerator to find Size 8 Bloody shoes.

If you only got four questions when talking to Hugo, use the telephone to get the Belmont High School address. Do not skip the dialogue during the journey to your next location.

Location: Belmont High School

Chase Eli Rooney, and you will discover he has the Butterfly Brooch.

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Clues:

  • The Bloody Tire Iron, Rope, and Overalls are in the trunk of the car.

Next, use the telephone.

Location: Central Morgue

This location is only available if you didn't skip the dialogue during your journey to Belmont High School.

Clues:

  • Examine the ropes; choose the bottom one to activate some dialogue.
  • Examine the shoe imprints; choose the left one to activate some dialogue.
  • Examine the victim's corpse.

Location: Police HQ

Interrogation of Hugo Moller (Interview Room 2):

  • Disposal of Evidence: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Access to Braided Rope: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Access to Tire Iron: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Bloody Tire Iron.
  • Victim's Vehicle Recovered: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Overalls.

Don't charge Hugo with the murder.

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Need more assistance? Our LA Noire walkthrough and guide takes you through the details of every single case, step-by-step. In the open world meanwhile, we cover Golden Reel locations, Badge Pursuit Challenge locations, Landmark locations, an outfits list, a hidden vehicles and cars list and finally how to complete LA Noire Street Crime side-quests.

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Interrogation of Eli Rooney (Interview Room 1):

  • Place of Employment: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Access to Braided Rope: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Motive for Moller Murder: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Footprints at Crime Scene: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version). (Only available if you examined the footprints at the morgue.)

Charge Eli with the murder. Eli is a twisted individual, and frankly even if he didn't do this you're still doing the world a favour getting him off the streets.

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