Betty Hawkins was a suspect in the murder investigation of S.A.R.A. engineer Thomas Segan in Houston, We Have a Problem (Case #8 of Travel in Time).


Betty is a 49-year-old mathematician working for the Space and Aeronautics Research Agency (S.A.R.A.) with short black hair, black eyes and a mole above her right eyebrow. She is seen wearing a simple sky blue dress, a pair of black-rimmed glasses and pearl earrings. Additionally, she holds a black pen in her right hand and crutches a brown file folder along with a white ruler to her body with her left arm. It is known that Betty is fit.

Height 5'0"
Age 49
Weight 99 lbs
Eyes black
Blood A-

Events of Criminal Case

Betty became a suspect after Zara and the player found her calculator at the diner near the launch pad. When asked if she knew the victim, she told the team that she worked very closely with him. When asked why he was on the launch pad in the early morning, she suggested that Segan had probably had an epiphany during the night and wanted to test it out before the launch.

Betty was spoken to again about her vandalizing the victim's award. She told the team that Segan took the credit for her work as no one would take her seriously because she was a woman. When their work got nominated for an award, she had hoped that Segan would take the opportunity to tell the science world that she deserved recognition, but he brushed her aside instead.

Betty was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Mark Hamilton for Segan's murder. Later, Jack and the player got Betty to go over Segan's checklist so that she could determine if the rocket was ready for launch. After validating Segan's equations, Betty confirmed that the rocket was ready for takeoff.


  • Betty’s appearance and characteristics are likely inspired by Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician heavily involved in the space race.
  • Her surname is likely inspired by the late English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, Stephen Hawking.

Case appearances


  1. As of 1969


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