Chief Inspector Angelika Schnell (Born Zuhlehner) is head of the Homicide Division in Vienna. She is divorced and has two children, Kathrin and Jan. Schnell is very empathic. In daydreaming, she often sees murder victim in their actions in various places that have to do with the victim or the deed. In the course of the seasons the daydreams extend themselves on personal feelings and sometimes Angelika projected on the body of the victim. The break between daydream and reality is often only apparent at the end of the scene. Directly, she works with district inspector Harald Franitschek.