L.A. Noire five-star walkthrough and newspaper guide

Traffic case 2: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Investigation: Ray's Cafe • Newspaper 3 • Interrogation: Shannon Perry • Interrogation: Dudley Lynch • Chasing William Shelton • Interrogation: Lorna Pattison 


Investigation: Ray's Cafe

Start out by examining the body.

Take a look at his face and hands if you want to, then check his left inside pocket for an insurance letter.

Check his right inside pocket, and you'll find his wallet and I.D.

Moving on, examine the huge smear of blood on the asphalt:

As well as the smaller splatter where the victim was hit:

Next, take a look at the skidmarks where the car tried to stop.

Finally, duck around the side of the bar and check out the trash cans in the alley.

After pulling out the bloody knife, turn it until Cole can read the Sta-Brite logo.


Newspaper 3

Before interviewing anyone, head inside the bar. The next newspaper's out in plain sight, right next to the bartender.


Interrogation: Shannon Perry

When asked about her Eyewitness report, Shannon will tell the truth. Believing her story opens up a new topic, Argument overheard.

When asked about the Suspect vehicle description, Shannon will again tell the truth.

When you ask her about Argument overheard, however, she'll look like she's hiding something. Hit her with an accusation of Doubt.


Interrogation: Dudley Lynch

When you ask him about the Hit and run incident, Dudley will look shifty. Doubt him.

When asked about his Association with victim, however, he'll actually tell the truth.

He's more slippery when you ask him about the Argument overheard in bar. Hit Doubt again. This opens up a new topic, Joint business venture.

When asked about Joint business venture, Dudley's smarmy expression is easy to see through. Doubt him once again.

Before you go, use the phone at the back of the call in the partial license plate Shannon gave you.


Chasing William Shelton

Again, one of the quickest ways to miss out on a five-star rating is by racking up a ton of damage, so do your best not to hit anyone or anything except Shelton. If all else fails, just tail him to Union Station, where he'll give himself up.

Interrogation: Lorna Pattison

Ask Lorna about the Hit and run incident. She's too smug to be truthful, so you should Doubt her story.

When asked about the Nature of argument, Lorna holds something back again. Doubt her one more time.

Her answer to Partnership with Leroy Sabo, however, is an outright Lie.

When prompted for evidence, slap her with the Insurance letter.

Before you leave the house, feel free to use the phone in the next room to get a message from the coroner.

Visit the coroner for a less-than-startling revelation. Once you're done, head back to the Pattison residence for a final foot chase and a successful resolution. (NOTE: It doesn't matter if that resolution comes with a warning shot or a dead perp, although going for the warning shot is an excellent chance to get the Not So Hasty 15G Achievement/Bronze Trophy.)

Next page: The Fallen Idol

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  • FVDub - May 23, 2011 7:25 p.m.

    Once again, this is an incredible guide GR. Mike you should be getting a raise for all the work you've done with the L.A. Noire stuff.
  • FVDub - May 23, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Mikel, not Mike! Give this man a raise.
  • profile0000 - May 23, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    I will certainly be using this for my 2nd playthrough of the game. Thanks for the hard work Mikel!
  • Mexicutioner - May 23, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    Very nice guide! I have to say though, missing all of the newspapers is kinda hard to do, unless you just blast through the game that is....
  • WonsAuto - May 23, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Excellent as always. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Mikel makes the best open-world guides, accept no substitutes.
  • McSpermie - May 23, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    Very bueno guide, I was curious I have done everything besides finding cars... Would it be possible for you guys to make one for vehicles? I would greatly appreciate it.
  • IntimidatingStair - May 23, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    Awesome guide, will be coming back to this page for a while to see what i did wrong in each case once I've tried everything on my own.
  • philipshaw - May 24, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    I will need this on my 2nd playthorugh of the game, getting 3 or 4 stars on most cases
  • metalheadmax - May 24, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    Great guide! (as always) once i've finished my first play through (on Vice at the moment) i'll go back and use this guide i've only 5 starred 3 cases so far and gotten 4 and 3 on the rest (except one which i got 2 stars on ): one thing I love about this game is that you nail some cases and not others, it feels realistic and gives great replay value one thing that has given me a lower rating on one or two cases is a few conversation and clue glitches which hopefully will be patched soon so I replay them properly :) Still L.A. Noire is definitely one of my favourite games of all time!
  • robertchen - May 24, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    L.A. Noire is awesome so far! I just found a blog that's giving out the DLC for all the extra cases! I just got my Slip Of The Tongue Case DLC, but I don't know if there's anymore DLC codes left. If you want to check it out, here's the site:
  • Burdmayn - May 24, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    This is a great guide, but why isn't it front page? I had to search for and bookmark it for future use. This helped me up to the "Silk Stocking Murder" and then the case got kind of weird? I wasn't given the option to call KGPL when the guide says to do so, and fresh picked guy wasn't at the back of the bar when I went...
  • DelusionalKing - May 26, 2011 2:18 a.m.

    After solving this case it said in case notes "Another visit to rays cafe & you would have seen what leroy was prepared to do to avoid jail" dose this mean you could have gone to rays cafe instead of the Patterson residince for a differnt ending?
  • Polarzombies - May 29, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    Thank you Mikel Reparaz for an excellent L.A Noire guide.
  • Eaxis - May 29, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    This is such comprehensive and detailed guide. Thanks mikel.
  • shockle - May 29, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Im not sure about the rest of the guide but for the white shoe slaying case, this guide does not give you the right info to get 5 stars, so why id called a 5 star guide? it tells you to go the hobo den last which i did, then in the case notes at the end i got 4 stars and it said "An early visit to the hobo camp could of offered a lead, but good luck finding a coherant witness" It should be called a 4 star guide because thats what it offers.
  • shockle - May 29, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Still its clear the maker has put alot of effort in and i feel i may of been a bit harsh all the clues and correct questions are all present and correct here, so thanks for all the hard work on this.
  • EvidentDead - May 30, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    I have used this guide for every single case (after beating the game, of course) and recieved all 5 stars (including the Hobo case) Thats very strange that you did not get all 5 stars... As someone who knos how long this game is, I hope you figure out what happened. Anyways, I thought this guide was great. Thank you very much Mr. Reparaz!
  • MyNameIsMyName - May 30, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    On penultimate case in the arson desk and I've been running on fumes since Vice but it's been a good experience through and through kinda weird that I maxed out my level with 7 or so cases left.
  • Austin_SJ - May 30, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    I got 5 stars on the White shoe case using the guide, I just need the arson cases to be finished now so I can get my Platinum.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - May 30, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Sorry for the delays, everyone. Because of the sheer number of images that have to be captured, edited and uploaded (as well as other demands on my time in the past week), putting this guide together has been very slow going. However, it will be finished in the next couple hours. Thank you all for your patience thus far. @shockle: An early visit to the hobo camp earns you nothing but a quick conversation with a muttering hobo who makes it clear the hobo you're looking for isn't there. Are you sure you didn't cause too much damage, or miss something else?

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