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I've got a real touching story to tell you as soon as I've finished sewing up this corpse!
—Ben Shepherd

Ben Shepherd is a main character appearing in Season 7 of Criminal Case, where he serves as the Medic of the Supernatural Hunters.

Profile

56 years of age, Ben is bald and of muscular build. He has dark brown eyes and slight wrinkles. He wears a dull blue t-shirt under cobalt blue dungarees clipped with a silver buckle to a black button at his right shoulder. His dungarees have a black pocket at the front holding silver scissors and a scalpel. He sports a gold cross necklace tucked into his dungarees.

Ben and Chief Arrow founded the Supernatural Hunters 25 years ago. Before forming the team, he was an army surgeon from a military family. Focused on treating the team's injuries and looking after their well-being, he is a tough fighter with a sensitive soul. He enjoys poetry, cooking, and making tea for the team.

Height 6'2"
Age 56
Weight 280 lbs
Eyes black
Blood O+

Events of Criminal Case

Bad Vibes

After arresting Rainee Day's killer, Felix and the player asked Ben about Chief Arrow's foul mood, which had started ever since they arrived in Saguaro, Arizona. Ben revealed that Saguaro held memories for the chief as he had honeymooned there with his late wife. Ben suggested that they helped remind the chief of the good times and pointed them in the direction of the crystal caves as Chief Arrow had gone there with his wife.

Hashtag Murder

After arresting Marigold Carson's killer, Ben and the player demanded answers from José Carvallo about Tiffany being an enchanted doll. After José explained how Tiffany came into existence, Ben and the player left him. Ben then started to reminisce about his dad, Michael Shepherd. Ben decided to send his dad a present. After they found some coffee beans, they sent them to Priya for analysis. Priya determined that while the coffee beans were strong, they were safe to drink. The player then accompanied Ben as he called his dad, who assumed that Ben was on a tour of duty. Ben informed Michael that he was sending him some fresh coffee beans, who tried to get Ben to tell him where he was. Ben and Michael then said their goodbyes.

Death at a Funeral

After arresting Bernie Silverman's killer, Ben told Felix and the player that Hope's condition had worsened. Demon ally Arthur Darkwood suggested to him that Hope had been put in a magical coma after being used to unlock the demon queen's cage and that she needed a magical cure containing holy water. Felix and the player were able to find holy water and convince resurrected businessman Larry Zarus to help save Hope.

To the Lighthouse

After discovering the demon identity of Bucky Johnson's killer, Chief Arrow and the player discovered that the former's mentor, supernatural hunter Falcon, had been responsible for Lily's death and had allowed demon rebel Rathimael to bind the demon queen to her body. Later, Ben spotted Chief Arrow driving off in his van. After Gwen and the player discovered that Chief Arrow was heading to Florida, Ben informed them that Chief Arrow's last vacation with Lily had been in a swamp in the Everglades, prompting the team to head to Florida.

Divided We Fall

After arresting Roxanne Vega's killer, Gwen and the player asked Ben about Rathimael's message in which he wrote "There is still hope", indicating that Hope was their only hope against the demons. Ben deduced that there was something special about Hope that could help them against the demons and asked for her notes from Rathimael's mentorship.

Analyses

As the Medic of the Supernatural Hunters, Ben's responsibilities center around carefully examining and analyzing each murdered corpse and informing the team of such results after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. His task-wait rates vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes.

Below is the list of analyses Ben performs throughout the course of the game:

Case #1: Blood Lust

  • Lucy's Body (18:00:00)
  • Necklace (09:00:00)
  • Particles (09:00:00)

Case #2: One Bigfoot in the Grave

Case #3: The Curse of Black Ridge

Case #4: Hour of the Wolf

  • Danny's Body (18:00:00)
  • Wolfsbane Paste (12:00:00)
  • Seashell Water (06:00:00)

Case #5: Immortal Combat

Case #6: Bad Vibes

  • Rainee's Body (18:00:00)
  • Dead Sheep (06:00:00)

Case #7: Gut Out

  • Paul's Body (18:00:00)
  • Dead Chupacabra (09:00:00)
  • Berries (06:00:00)

Case #8: Hashtag Murder

  • Marigold's Head (18:00:00)
  • Marigold's Body Parts (12:00:00)

Case #9: Mad World

  • Lucrezia's Body (18:00:00)
  • Weird Tool (12:00:00)
  • Trepanning Instructions (09:00:00)

Case #10: The Ghost of Murders Past

  • Fielding's Body (18:00:00)
  • Handkerchief (15:00:00)

Case #11: A One-Wolf Open Slay

  • Ruth's Body (18:00:00)
  • Ski Goggles (03:00:00)
  • Creamy Substance (15:00:00)
  • Glove (09:00:00)

Case #12: Dead Heat

  • Jerry's Body (18:00:00)
  • Silver Knife (06:00:00)

Case #13: Weirder Stuff

  • Rex's Body (18:00:00)
  • Soviet Hat (03:00:00)
  • Franklin Poster (09:00:00)
  • Fibers (15:00:00)

Case #14: Winter Murderland

  • Wyatt's Body (18:00:00)
  • Slimy Substance (03:00:00)
  • Skin Cells (15:00:00)

Case #15: The Tree of Death

  • Annette's Body (18:00:00)
  • Human Heart (03:00:00)
  • Knife Sheath (15:00:00)
  • Magic Essence (09:00:00)

Case #16: This American Death

  • Dan's Body (18:00:00)

Case #17: Don't Die over Spilled Milk

  • Todd's Body (18:00:00)

Case #18: Over the Edge

Case #19: A Murder of Crows

  • Norm's Body (18:00:00)

Case #20: Scry for Help

  • Belinda's Body (18:00:00)
  • Skin Cells (09:00:00)

Case #21: No Leg to Stand On

  • Eric's Body (18:00:00)

Case #22: Niagara Fallen

  • Ronnie's Body (18:00:00)
  • Ronnie's Body (09:00:00)

Case #23: Hocus Pocus

  • Agnes' Body (18:00:00)
  • Severed Tongue (09:00:00)

Case #24: Scarab to Death

  • Dan's Body (18:00:00)

Case #25: The Third Degree

  • Theresa's Body (18:00:00)
  • Photo of Man & Baby (09:00:00)

Case #26: Death at a Funeral

  • Bernie's Body (18:00:00)

Case #27: To the Lighthouse

  • Bucky's Body (18:00:00)

Case #28: The Hunted Hunter

Case #29: Divided We Fall

  • Roxanne's Body (18:00:00)

Case #30: To Hell and Back

Trivia

  • Ben is one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect four times.
    • He is also one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect in two consecutive cases in Supernatural Investigations.
  • In his first quasi-suspect appearance, Ben's information sports several oversights. This is most likely a developer oversight.
    • His age is listed as 42, instead of 56.
    • His weight is listed as 150 lbs, instead of 280 lbs.
    • His blood type is listed as O-, instead of O+.
      • However, this is fixed in his second quasi-suspect appearance.
  • Ben resembles late American actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

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