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LA Noire - The Gas Man

How to solve the Arson desk case.

LA Noire's The Gas Man is one of many cases on the Arson desk, following on from Manifest Destiny.

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 Gas Man.

The Gas Man

You've been taken down a few pegs now, and stuck in a dead end department where nothing ever happens. There's not even a dead body this time!

Location: Steffens House Fire

Clues:

  • Examine the Instaheat heater to the left of the burnt house.

Interview Don Steffens:

  • Travel Competition: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Suburban Redevelopment: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Use the gamewell.

Location: Sawyer House Fire

Talk to the coroner.

Clues:

  • There's an InstaHeat regulator valve near the front right corner of the house.

Chase Herbert Chapman.

Location: Travel Agency

Examine the ledger and point to the Steffens and Sawyer families.

Interview John Cunningham:

  • Suburban Redevelopment: Good Cop (or Truth in the original version).
  • Promotional Contest: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).

Location: Suburban Redevelopment Fund

Watch the cutscene.

Location: Fire Station No. 32

Put the balloon on the right, the valve in the middle, and the Bunsen burner on the left.

Location: InstaHeat Factory

Interview Ivan Rasic:

  • InstaHeat Model 70: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Heater Service History: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: either the Heater Serviced by Ryan or by Varley.

Use the phone, and then talk to Rasic again.

Clues:

  • Examine Walter Clemens locker to find an Anarchist Pamphlet.
  • Examine Matthew Ryan's locker to find a big stash of Anarchist Pamphlets.
  • Examine Reginald Varley's locker to find a Mosquito Coils.

Location: Clemen's Worksite

Interview Walter Clemens:

  • Knowledge of Varley: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Employment with InstaHeat: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Knowledge of Ryan: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Clemens' Anarchists Pamphlet.

Location: Varley's Worksite

Chase Varley.

Location: Ryan's Worksite

Chase Ryan.

Location: Wilshire Police Station

Interrogation of Matthew Ryan:

  • Anarchist Literature: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Ryan's pamphlets.
  • InstaHeat Model 70: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Ivan's Statement.
  • Suburban Redevelopment: Bad Cop (or Doubt in the original version).
  • Attempted murder charge: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Ryan's Criminal Record.

Leave the interrogation.


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 - A Walk in Elysian Fields

Interrogation of Reginald Varley:

  • Work at Sawyer residence: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Heater Serviced by Varley.
  • Suburban Redevelopment: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Matthew Ryan's Statement.
  • InstaHeat Model 70: Accuse (or Lie in the original version). Evidence: Mosquito coils.

Leave the interrogation, return to the other room, and charge Matthew Ryan. This may be where you've been sent for punishment and you may be in disgrace, but you're still a cop...

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