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

Homicide Case 3: The Silk Stocking Murder

Investigation: Crime scene • Investigation: Antonia's room • Interrogation: Barbara Lapenti • Interrogation: Diego Aguilar • Investigation: El Dorado Bar • Investigation: Maldonado residence • Interrogation: Angel Maldonado • Interrogation: Clem Feeney • Investigation: Just Picked Fruit Market 

Investigation: Crime scene

Start by examining the body. Check her right hand for half of a library card.

Next, check her left hand for evidence of another violent ring removal.

Check her torso, and Cole will note the new lipstick markings.

Finally, tilt her head to reveal signs of strangulation.

After inspecting the corpse, head over into the shady area nearby to find a discarded silk stocking.

Examine it, and Cole will add it to his clues.

Next, inspect the bloodstains some distance away from the body for a new clue.

You'll be shown that they form a trail. Follow it to the shadowy door below.

Once there, you'll see a bloody hat laying inside the shadows. Pick it up and examine it.

Continue following the blood trail, this time to a nearby trash can.

Investigate the can and examine the shoe you find inside.

A short distance to the south, Rusty will be examining another bloodstain. Do the same, and you'll be shown where to go next.

Walk over to the valve and examine it.

You'll find a key. Tilt it until Cole's sight zooms in on the apartment number.

You're not done yet by a long shot. Look northeast, and you'll find your next clue lying on the concrete.

It's a trio of markings like you'd find on six-sided dice. Remember them, as they'll come up again soon.

Turn around and look southeast, and Rusty will draw your attention to a blood smear next to a fire-escape ladder. Time to climb.

On the roof, investigate the pigeon coop for your next clue.

It's an envelope with the name of the victim, but it's empty. Examine it closely anyway.

Next, hop down to the lower rooftop to find another clue.

This time, it's a gold compact. Give it a good once-over, and then move on.

You'll see another smear of blood next to a pipe. Guess what you get to do now?

On the next rooftop, you'll see a glint dangling from the ventilation system; go up and investigate it to find the victim's bloody ring.

Your journey's almost over. Walk over to the bloodstained wall and hop up to the next rooftop.

Here, there are two clues you should examine: the brush next to the bucket of blood, and the handbag in the corner.

In said handbag, you'll find the other half of the library card. Now your victim has a name.

Investigation: Antonia's room

Start with the most obvious clue: the broken window. Look through it, and you'll add the window and the iron picket used to smash it in to your evidence log. Climb out and examine the picket if you want, but it isn't necessary.

Next, check the suitcase on the bed for a letter addressed to Antonia. Read it to add another clue to your list.

Finally, head over to the dresser and examine the photo you find inside to add Antonia's charm bracelet to your clues.

Interrogation: Barbara Lapenti

Ask Barbara about Possible suspects, and she'll tell the Truth.

When asked about the Movements of victim, however, she'll hold something back. Press Doubt.

When you ask her about the Evidence of break-in, she'll Lie in an effort to protect her boarding house's reputation. Call her on it.

When she challenges you, bring up the Broken window or the Iron picket.

Finally, ask her about the Breakdown of marriage, and she'll Lie again.

This time, confront her with the Charm bracelet photograph to squeeze the truth out of her.

Interrogation: Diego Aguilar

Visit the El Dorado Bar and talk to Diego, and he'll hand you Antonia's divorce papers to log as evidence.

That doesn't rule him out as a suspect, though. Time to question him.

When asked about Missing jewelry, Diego acts a little strange. Doubt his response.

When asked about Movements of victim, however, he'll tell the truth.

Investigation: El Dorado Bar

Before you leave the place, head to the back of the bar and take a peek out the door.

You'll run into the clerk from the fruit market across the street, delivering some, uh, "limes."

Check the crates he leaves behind to find out what he's really up to.

Investigation: Maldonado residence

Start out by checking the mailboxes to find out which apartment you can find Angel Maldonado in.

After the fight, head into the kitchen and check the crate on the floor to reveal a boozy clue.

Next, look by the ashtray on the counter for a matchbook with the address of the El Dorado Bar.


Finally, turn around examine the bloodstained shirt hanging on the wall.

Before you leave, take a moment to canvass the neighbors living on that floor. It's worth checking all the doors, but the only one you actually need to knock on is 302, at the opposite end of the hall from the Maldonado place.

Before you leave, use the phone to put a call in to KGPL.

Interrogation: Angel Maldonado

At this point, you'll be called back to the Central Police Station to examine some ominous clues, so you may as well have a nice chat with Angel while you're there.

When asked about his Last contact with victim, Angel will Lie.

When he asks you for proof, present the Husband's alibi you got from Angel's nosy neighbor.

Next, ask him about the Divorce proceedings. Once again, he'll Lie.

This time, smack down his pretense of innocence with the Attorney's Letter or the Divorce papers.

Next, ask him about the Jewelry taken from body. This time, Angel tells the Truth.

Finally, confront him about the Bloodstained shirt found. When he offers an excuse, Doubt it.

Interrogation: Clem Feeney

OK, now head over to the fruit market. You'll find Clem at the counter in the back.

When asked about the Distinctive necklace, Clem looks dodgy. Doubt what he has to say.

Next, ask him about his Contact with victim. Again, the correct response is Doubt.

Finally, ask him about Movements of victim. He'll tell the Truth this time.

Investigation: Just Picked Fruit Market

After talking to Clem, you'll have free rein to look over the store. However, the only area that should concern you is the back room, accessible through the green double doors.

First, have a look at the crate indicated to verify that Clem's running a side business in gray-market liquor sales.

Next, check the edge of the desk by the door.

Examine the bloody scalpel you find there for another clue.

Finally, go over to the file cabinet next to the room's other desk to find a locked wooden box.

Use the dice clue you found at the crime scene to unlock the box - or just input the combination below:

Examine the contents of the box. As soon as you're done, it'll be time for another chase.

As always, try not to hit anything that isn't the suspect, and you should wrap up this case with another five-star rating.


Next page: The White Shoe Slaying 


  • 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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