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LA Noire - The Silk Stocking Murder

How to solve the Homicide desk case.

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

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 Silk Stocking Murder.

The Silk Stocking Murder

Eli may be safely behind bars and the DA is happy, but this is LA and the murders aren't going to stop any time soon.

Location: Crime Scene


  • Examine the body; look at both arms to notice the Removed Ring and find half a Library Card, examine the torso for another message scrawled in lipstick, and look at her head to find the Lacerations on the Neck.
  • Examine evidence marker A to find a Bloodied Stocking.
  • Examine evidence marker C to locate a Blood Trail.

Follow the blood trail to find more Clues:

  • A hat marked Antonia.
  • A shoe in the trashcan.
  • House keys attached to a red pipe.
  • There's a Dot Hole Pattern card on the ground ahead.
  • Climb up to the roof and inspect the Empty Envelope in the pigeon coop.
  • Keep following the trail to find a Gold Case.
  • Climb up the pipe and look at the ring hanging from the vent.
  • Keep following the trail to find a Paint Brush and a Purse. Look inside the Purse to find the other half of the Library Card.

Location: Antonia's Residence

Speak to the landlady, and then head to room 5 upstairs.


  • Broken Window.
  • Photo in the dresser.
  • Letter in the suitcase.

Interview Barbara Lapenti:

  • Possible Suspects: True.
  • Movements of Victim: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Evidence of Break-In: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Broken Window.
  • Breakdown of Marriage: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Charm Bracelet Photograph.

Location: El Dorado Bar

Read the letter the barman gives you.

Interview Diego Agular:

  • Missing Jewellery: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Movements of Victim: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Leave through the rear entrance to bump into someone making a delivery.

Location: Maldonado Residence

Examine the doorbells to the right to find Maldonado's apart number, 304, and head upstairs. After a quick punchup, search the kitchen for Clues:


  • A Just Picked Fruit Market delivery crate near the doorway.
  • A matchbook from the El Dorado on the worktop.
  • A Bloodied Shirt hanging on the wall.
  • Talk to the neighbour in room 302 to get the Husband's Alibi, then use the telephone in Maldonado's apartment.

Location: Central Police Station

Meet the Captain in the basement and examine the two letters. Strange things are afoot...

Interrogation of Angel Maldonado:

  • Last Contact with Victim: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Husband's alibi.
  • Jewellery Taken from Body: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Divorce Proceedings: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Divorce Papers.
  • Bloodstained Shirt Found: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: Just Picked Fruit Market

Interview Clem Feeney:

  • Distinctive Necklace: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Contact with Victim: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Movements of Victim: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).

Investigate the back room to search for Clues:

  • A Bloody Scalpel on the desk near the door.
  • The box in the cabinet drawer requires a combination which you'll find on the Dot Pattern Card you found earlier: 2, 5, 3. The box contains Antonia's Charm Bracelet.

Need more assistance with all things LA Noire? Inspect our main LA Noire walkthrough and guide, for detailed info and solutions for every case, tackled step-by-step. For time out in the open world, we have guides on Golden Reel locations, Badge Pursuit Challenge locations, Landmark locations, an outfits list, a hidden vehicles and cars list and finally a guide to completing LA Noire Street Crime side-quests.

Next case: LA Noire - The White Shoe Slaying

Clem makes a run for it, so hop in your car and get after him. Don't try and overtake him while he's taking shortcuts off road, and wait for him to get on the main streets then pull up alongside him so your partner can take out his tires.

The streets of LA are once again a little safer, but the job's not over yet.

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