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GTA 5 Murder Mystery solution and location guide

To solve the GTA 5 Murder Mystery and unlock some Vintage Noir filters in GTA 5, you'll first need to use Michael to find four cryptic clues scratched into the walls around Los Santos. These can be found at the locations described below.

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West Vinewood: The Gentry Manor Hotel

To the east of the main Gentry Manor Hotel building, look for an inscription next an archway that reads "OLD FRED ACTS NICE, BUT IT AIN'T SO!"

Downtown Vinewood: Oriental Theatre

To the west side of the Oriental Theatre entrance behind some palm trees, you'll find the message "AIN'T NO MYSTERY, THEY DROWNED HER BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE KNEW!"

Alta: City Hall

In an alcove around the back of City Hall, the writing on the wall says "FRED MAKES CARTOONS FOR KIDS, FUNNY THING CONSIDERING WHAT HE HID."

Vinewood Hills: Galileo Observatory

On the lower level at the south side of the Galileo Observatory, you'll find this message that simply reads "DAVID RICHARDS KNOWS."

Underwater Body

With the four clues gathered the next step is to locate the missing body, which can be found off the coast to the west near Fort Zancudo. It's best to take a submarine to this location (the Sonar Collections Dock for the GTA 5 Nuclear Waste locations is nearby) then exit it and use your scuba gea§r to swim up to the body.

Solomon's Office

The final piece of the puzzle can be found on the desk of Solomon Richards. To access it, you need to have completed the Meltdown mission then head to the marker outside his office at Richards Majestic after 21:00. You can then read the letter on his desk, revealing a dark secret hidden in a mine up in the hills.

Mine Body

Out in Great Chaparral you'll find an abandoned mine, where you can use explosives to blow the doors off and gain access. Follow the rail tracks into the mine and you'll eventually discover a body in a pinstripe suit, which should unlock the option for new Vintage filters.

Vintage Noir Filters

With the Murder Mystery solved, you can now modify your display with two new Vintage Noir filters. These can be accessed by visiting the body in the mine, or by calling the new Isaac contact on your phone to cycle through them.

Looking for more Grand Theft Auto help? Then check out our GTA 5 100% completion guide for advice on how to comprehensively beat the game.

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