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LA Noire - The Naked City

How to solve the Vice desk case.

LA Noire's The Naked City is one of many cases on the Vice desk - and a DLC case in the original release - and follows on from The Setup.

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 Naked City.

The Naked City

This may be vice, but it seems the trail of death just won't leave you alone...

Location: Crime Scene

Clues:

  • Examine the bin tucked in the corner next to the plant pot on your left as you head towards the stairs.
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  • When you reach the apartment examine the body in the bathroom. Look at the head and both arms.
  • In the bedroom examine the pills on the floor at the foot of the bed.
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  • Examine the pillbox on the bedside table by the bed, and look closely to find the prescription.
  • Examine the Men's Smoking Jacket hanging up on the other side of the room.
  • Examine the three pictures in the living room; look at them all closely to find a hidden message behind one of them.

You'll earn the "A Good Looking Corpse" trophy for finding all the drugs in the apartment.

Interview Virginia Reynoldson:

  • Victim's state of Mind: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Sleeping Pills.
  • Victim's personal life: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Men's Smoking Jacket.
  • Relationship with victim: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: Dr. Stoneman's Practice

Look at the board on the right to find that the doctor is in room 505, then use the elevator to head upstairs.

Interview Dr. Stoneman:

  • Relationship with victim: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Benzedrine Prescription
  • Additional medications: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: D'Assine Dress Store

Interview Dress Store Owner:

  • Victim's employment history: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Interview Heather Swanson:

  • Relationship with Victim: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Informed of "Mr. Henderson": Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Use the gamewell outside the shop.

Location: Hollywood Receiving Hospital

Head into the Morgue and talk to the coroner, then look at the bodies and the harmonica.

Location: Hollywood Police Station

Interview Henry Arnett:

  • Relationship with Victim: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Informed of "Mr. Henderson": Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Housekeeper's Statement.
  • Burglary Suspect Leblanc: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Tail Henry Arnett's car to the pawnbroker, then follow him on foot to the travel agent. This is one of the trickiest tailing missions in the game as there's not much cover available and Arnett is pretty observant, but if you make it without him getting suspicious you'll earn the "Fakeloo" trophy.

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Once you've reconvened with Roy use the phone across the street.

Location: Hollywood Ninth Beat

Chase the guy that runs off to the right, then have a shootout with him and his four accomplices.

Location: Hollywood Police Station

Check the stolen items list and point out the Fabergé Gold Cigarette Case, Black Sapphire Ring, Silver Pill Box, and Pearl Ring.

Location: Everstrom Residence

Interview Mrs. Everstrom:

  • List of Stolen Items: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Fabergé Cigarette Case.
  • Burglary Incident Report: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Drive Heather Swanson to Arnett's apartment; make it there without any vehicle damage to earn the trophy "Chauffer Service".

Location: Arnett's Apartment

Chase Arnett out through the window, down the fire escape, and across the plank.

Clues:

  • A Ticket and Watch are in the open suitcase.

Interview Mr. Arnett:

  • Professional Burglary Ring: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Fabergé Cigarette Case.
  • Motive for Randall Murder: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Train Ticket.
  • Identity of "Mr. Henderson": Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Contraband List.

Location: Dr. Stoneman's Practice

Speak to Stoneman, then use the phone in his office.

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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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Location: Willy's Apartment

Walk down the street and take your first left then keep going until you hear the harmonica. Once Willy makes a run for it chase him up to the roof and then shoot him down as he climbs the illuminated sign.

The trophy / achievement 'Give My Regards' can be earned by shooting all the letters in the BROADWAY sign before taking Willy out.

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