These were some of the most gruesome crime scenes we've ever encountered.
— Johnston talks about the murders of Jigsaw[src]

Deputy Jason Johnston is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a minor character of the Full Disclosure Report.


The Jigsaw Case

Johnston and his colleagues at the scene of Paul's death

Jason Johnston was a deputy in the town where the murders commited by John Kramer, better known to the public as the Jigsaw Killer, occured and was therefore one of the first people who got involved in the case. When the corpse of Paul Stallberg, a 46-year-old accountant who had been reported missing three weeks earlier, was found in a vacant building, he went there along with his colleagues to investigate the crime scene. Upon their arrival, they were shocked to see that Paul had become the victim of a deadly game where he had to escape from a basement filled with razor wire in order to avoid dying in the room. After his death, a jigsaw piece had been cut from his back.

As the police wasn't able to find any useful evidence left behind by the killer, they initially hoped that the murder of Paul would remain an isolated case. However, the charred remains of 30-year-old software analyst Mark Rodriguez were found shortly afterwards. Due to the similar modus operandi, which involved an elaborated set-up and a puzzle piece cut from the victim's back, the police ultimately came to the conclusion that a serial killer was on the loose.

However, two months later, a heroin addict named Amanda Young went to the police after escaping one of Jigsaw's traps, which made her the first known person who survived a game set up by Jigsaw. Unfortunately, the police were still in the dark due to the bad state of evidence preservation at the crime scenes, which caused them to receive much criticism from the public.

About one year after the beginning of the murders, Johnston was interviewed for the documentary Full Disclosure Report, which focused on the early crimes of Jigsaw. During this interview, he talked about the murders, the investigation and also revealed some basic details about the victims' early lives as well.


Not much can be said about Johnston's personality due to his short screen time. However, it can be assumed that he was a responsible deputy who was dedicated to his work and tried his best to solve the Jigsaw Case.

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