CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 3, Episode 8

Snuff (21 Nov. 2002)

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A murder is caught on tape. With no body or a crime scene, Sara, Warrick and Catherine must get as much information as possible from the grainy 16 mm film. Grissom and Nick must brave a colony of fire ants to recover a body.

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Brass urges Grissom for hastily examination of a corps that is covered in fire ants, who made their nest in the casket and completely cleaned up bones. A black fly pupa case allows Grissom and Greg Sanders to establish an entomological time-line of about 19 months. Facial reconstruction from the skull for victim identification is extremely difficult, so he enlists the help of specialist 'artist' Teri Miller- it's stable boy Randy Traschell, Down syndrome, missing for 17 months from a horse ranch, which fits the dun beetle found in the skull. Geometrical extrapolation allows Nick Stokes to conclude a cheep spur was used; the broken-off tooth fits present stable-boy Enrique Vasquez, an illegal immigrant. Two symmetrical wounds in the corps fit... Catherine and Warwick examine a pornographic snuff movie, send to a studio, about a murdered porn star. Archie's triangulation identifies the abandoned Mandolin Tower hotel where it was made. The security guard admits having had paid sex with ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Gil Grissom: [to Billy Rattison about how he called Randy Traschel, the man with Down Syndrome that he murdered, a 'retard'] By the way, the definition of the word retard is to hinder or to hold someone back. I think your life is about to become retarded.
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