A body is found in the body farm. He died from what looks like a bullet wound, yet Dr. Robbins and Grissom can't find any bullet fragments. Instead, they found bits of ground beef inside the wound track. The team links this death to an arson case. The investigation takes a turn when the 12-year-old daughter of the deceased's fiancée has been a victim of sexual assault for some time. Back at the lab, Sara asks for a 6-month leave, citing that she doesn't feel at ease at work with her co-workers, especially with her boss, Grissom. Written by
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The "meat bullet" plot device used in this episode was tested by the Mythbusters in their Season 1, Episode 4 show, in which they also examined the possibility of ice bullets and other exotic - and conspiracy-theory-invoked - ammunition. See more
[upon finding an insect on the victim's clothes
It's a carpet beetle. It shouldn't be here.
The vic seem more like a hardwood floors kind of guy to you?
Carpet beetles are usually the last to arrive at a corpse, when only found on a body when its near becoming being a skeleton. This guy is still fresh.
[looks up at skeleton hanging from tree, sees other insects on it
David! Get this body out of here right now! We've got cross-contamination!