Adam Hassan (Arab: آدم حسن) was the victim in Murder by Proxy (Case #7 of World Edition).


Adam was the military attaché to US Ambassador Jessica Stern. Adam had neatly combed dark brown hair and gray eyes. At the time of his death, he was wearing a white collared shirt underneath a black suit with a card with the American flag in his pocket. There was also a patch on the right side of the suit.

Murder details

Adam was found at the docks with a poison dart on his neck, which was the same method used to "kill" Chief Ripley. He was sent off to Angela, who confirmed the poisoned blow dart killed Adam, and was the exact same kind used to kill Ripley. However, she managed to find traces of saffron all over the dart used to kill Adam, meaning that the killer ate saffron.

Relationship with suspects

Ambassador Stern knew from her field operatives (one of which was Jonah Karam) about Adam's conspiracy with someone from the US President's office to steal the ambassadorship. Jonah himself, meanwhile, knew that Adam was getting involved with dangerous people. Adam was also known to hire belly dancer Asal Hawaa for private parties he would host with politicians and dignitaries; however, the last time she was hired, an intoxicated Adam threw a barely dressed Asal out without paying. Meanwhile, strategist Omar Bahir hosted a meeting between tribal readers and Adam, who wanted to know more about tribal influences on modern rebellions. However, an intoxicated Adam had gone into Omar's house one night, demanded the contact details of his tribal associates, and then urinated in an ancient artifact after Omar had refused. Adam had also been engaged to foreign exchange student Christy Mathis, who broke off the engagement after learning of his infidelity.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be Christy.

She denied killing Adam at first, but admitted she shot him with the same dart to mislead The Bureau into thinking whoever killed Adam killed Ripley as well. She said that Adam had gotten drunk one day, raped her, then left as if nothing happened. She then killed him to ensure it would never happen to other students. She told Judge Adaku in court that he could have gotten away with more due to his diplomatic immunity. The judge sentenced her to 10 years in prison.

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