"I'm telling you it's not illegal! Me and some friends of mine..."
―John Ferdinand Jamison

John Ferdinand Jamison is a character in L.A. Noire and a witness in "The Studio Secretary Murder" case.

Events of L.A. Noire

Jamison worked as an employee at the Pacific Electric Railyard and was also something of a social outcast. After coming off shift, Jamison began to head home and discovered the body of Evelyn Summers. However, he didn't report the body. As the LAPD arrived at the crime scene, Jamison was questioned by Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway to obtain information on the case.

However, to the detectives' disgust, they quickly found out that Jamison was a necrophiliac. He told Phelps and Galloway that he was kissing Evelyn's body, fully aware that she was dead, and even used her lipstick on her body. Galloway punched him in the face in disgust. Though Jamison insisted that he did nothing illegal, Galloway punched him again. He was then taken to jail by Officer Clyde Hart (who said Jamison "makes [him] sick.") for suspicious activity, with Rusty vowing to "deal with him later."

Coroner Malcolm Carruthers later discovered that Jamison was friends with one of his assistants at the morgue, hence had the assistant fired. Although eliminated from the list murder suspects, Captain James Donnelly personally "dealt" with Jamison for his deviancy. Jamison was later released.


  • [Leaving interview early.] "Come on, Officer. You gotta give me a proper chance to explain."
  • [Inactivity.] "Quit staring at me like I'm some kind of freak."

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