Henry Crosby was the victim in Bomb Alert on Grimsborough (Case #13 of Grimsborough).


Henry Crosby was a Vietnam War veteran and the owner of the Eastfield Market. He had gray hair, and at the time of his death wore a white shirt underneath an olive green jumper.

Murder details

Henry was killed in an explosion in Cooper Park, a public park. According to the autopsy report, it was discovered that the murder weapon was a bomb by the metal shards Nathan had found inside the victim. Also, it was discovered that the killer was partially deaf, by the proof that they were standing less than 30 feet to the explosion site.

Relationship with suspects

The explosion was witnessed by one Harriet Meadows, whose job at Greene Banking put her in contact with Henry, who was one of the many Eastfield Market vendors to take out loans at the bank during the crisis. However, the bank soon started raising their interest rates, potentially jeopardizing Henry's business. As a result, Henry approached journalist Rachel Priest to report the happenings with Greene Banking. Meanwhile, Henry's army veteran son, Shaun Crosby, began attacking and even considered threatening the bank for trying to put his father out of business.

Meanwhile, from his stint in the army, Henry made friends with retired explosives expert Donald Byrd, who apparently stopped being friends with him some time in the past. Henry was also a customer of hotdog vendor Alfred Ziegler, to whom he gave a picture of him and Donald.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be Donald.

The reason behind Donald killing the victim is not known, as he committed suicide-bombing at the public park when Jones and the player went to arrest him. It is possible that Donald killed Henry for testifying against him after he was charged with war crimes and then admitted to an institute for the criminally insane.

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