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LA Noire - The Fallen Idol

How to solve the Traffic desk case.

LA Noire's The Fallen Idol is one of many cases on the Traffic desk, following on from A Slip of the Tongue.

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 Fallen Idol.

The Fallen Idol

An abandoned car, signs of a struggle... Welcome to the seedy underbelly of Hollywood, detective.

Location: Crash Site

Clues:

  • On the car there is a Letter from Mother, and some Underwear.
  • Talk to the coroner to get the Prop Shrunken Head.

Interview June Ballard:

  • Doping Allegation: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Suspect Mark Bishop: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Injured Female Passenger: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Underwear.
  • Fake Shrunken Head: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: Central Receiving Hospital

Interview Jessica Hamilton:

  • Crash Incident Report: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Underwear.
  • Contact with Parents: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Letter from Mother.
  • Association with Bishop: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Evidence of Criminal Abuse: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Tail June Ballard - keep about a block behind her, and don't drive like a lunatic. When she reaches her destination keep an eye on her; when she walks over to use the phone head inside and sit at the table reading the paper.

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Location: Bishop's Apartment

Clues:

  • A $20,000 check on the floor of the first room on the left.
  • The "Gay Cowboys" Saddle in the main room.
  • Movie Set Photo and a Movie Set Replica in the second room to the left.
  • Prop Store Photograph on the table near Mrs. Bishop.

Interview Gloria Bishop:

  • Domestic Disturbance: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Whereabouts of Bishop: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Check for $20,000: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Abuse of Jessica Hamilton: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Use the phone to learn the location of Silver Screen Props.

Location: Silver Screen Props

You'll be lead to the Sound Stage in the rear of the property.

Clues:

  • One-way mirror on the wall.
  • Pill bottle with Chloral Hydrate on the shelf.

Head back to the courtyard between the Sound Stage and main building to find more Clues:

  • Newspaper number four is on the table to the left of the office door.
  • To the left of the newspaper there are some Prop Shrunken Head Molds (the ones on the right).
  • To the right of the dumpsters there's a fake wall, and behind that is the Secret Camera Room.
  • Inside the Secret Camera Room you'll find a Film Reel and an Empty Film Canister.
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Leave the building and head back to your car, and you'll end up in a shootout with a couple of thugs.

Location: Jungle Drums Set

When you arrive Mark Bishop will make a run for it. Chase him through the set, but watch out for the rickety walkways - some will give way under your feet so don't slow down!

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Game Over for Mad Catz What went wrong? Game Over for Mad Catz

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.

Next case: LA Noire - The Red Lipstick Murder

Once you get to the end of the upper platform your quarry will surrender, and now you need to escort him safely back down whilst under heavy gunfire; thankfully he's quite good at self preservation and will take cover whenever you're under fire - eliminate the goons and follow him to the next safe location until you eventually reach your car.

Hollywood isn't all it's cracked up to be, and as for your partner's buddy from Vice? He doesn't seem to be a model officer. Still, you did your job, and another promotion is heading your way.

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