Nelson Gaines is a character in L.A. Noire. He is a person of interest in the Homicide case The Studio Secretary Murder.


Events of L.A. Noire

Nelson was an employee at the P.E. Freight depot. One morning while shunting train cars on the rail-lines, Nelson witnessed the murdered body of Evelyn Summers being kissed by John Ferdinand Jamison. Nelson reported to the LAPD and was briefly held at the crime scene. After quick questioning by Detectives Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway, Nelson gave his eyewitness statement to Officer Clyde Hart and was released.


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