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|Hello, Jill? Are you asleep already? I'm in front of the facility now, but... something's not right. President Huang is here of all places. And what's more... Crap. The light just went off. I can barely see a thing now. I can't believe it, but it almost looks like he's been kidnapped. I thought I'd let you know...|
Jack Cameron was a freelance journalist who died during the events that came to be known as the SS-5 Incident.
Wrong place, wrong time
- Main article: SS-5 Incident
In 2007, Jack Cameron was investigating Chief Prosecutor Blaise Debeste's illegal activities. His investigation led him to the Happy Family Home orphanage, where he stumbled upon Debeste and the orphanage owner, Patricia Roland, moving the lifeless body of President Di-Jun Huang of Zheng Fa. Confused by the scene in front of him, Cameron called his girlfriend, defense attorney Jill Crane, and started a voicemail message describing what he believed was a kidnapping in progress, unaware that the president was dead. One of the nearby lights went out, and then the message was abruptly cut short when someone crept up behind Cameron and hit him fatally with a brick to the back of his head. As Cameron fell, he grabbed a nearby snowman, but nonetheless fell dead on the ground, with one of the snowman's button eyes in his hand.
Cameron's killer was a body double of the president, who had conspired with Debeste to have the president assassinated so that the body double could take his place. The three co-conspirators realized that they now had to fake a kidnapping, just as Cameron had described in his voicemail. The body double moved Cameron's corpse, replaced Cameron's shoes with his own, and removed the film from his camera to replace it with a staged photograph of the "kidnapper" aiming his gun at "Huang". As the prosecutor later placed in charge of the case, Debeste then tampered with the evidence to divert suspicion away from himself and his co-conspirators. Although Roland was the prime, and only, suspect in the "kidnapping", Debeste's meddling allowed her to walk away cleared of all charges, leaving the case unsolved.
Crane later had her suspicions of Debeste's involvement in her boyfriend's death confirmed by an anonymous source, but her attempt to avenge him left her dead at Debeste's hands. However, the murders of both Cameron and Crane were eventually solved by Miles Edgeworth, thus finally bringing Blaise Debeste to justice.
- His Japanese surname, "Kamei" (亀井), means "turtle well". Taken with his girlfriend's name, this is likely a reference to the traditional Japanese children's game Kagome Kagome, in which a turtle is mentioned.
- His English name in the fan translation of Gyakuten Kenji 2 is "Jack Cameron". His given name may be intended to harken back to the Kagome Kagome meaning by referring to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill (backed by Kagome's given name being changed to "Jill"). In the rhyme, "Jack fell down and broke his crown", and Cameron died of a head injury. "Cameron" may be a play on the camera he carried.