Soon after a notorious "Yuppie Killer" leaves prison, his mother is found dead. As Goren and Eames investigate, however, they find disturbing hints tying her murder to yet another infamous, but closed, case: the "Reservoir Runner Rape."
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This episode derives its storyline by fictionally linking and conflating two real-life (but entirely separate) crimes committed in Central Park during the late 1980s - crimes which were then relentlessly hawked by the New York mass media. The first was the August 1986 death of teenager Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert E. Chambers; tabloids subsequently nicknamed Chambers "The Preppie Killer" (here cosmetically changed to "The Yuppie Killer"). The second was the April 1989 beating and rape of a young Manhattan investment banker, a woman whom newspapers dubbed the "Central Park Jogger" (here changed to the "Reservoir Runner"). See more
Detective Robert Goren
Mark, he told us that there's three varieties of murder groupies: victims, psychos, and shrinks.
Detective Alexandra Eames
He said with you he's got "three mints in one."
Oh! That loser!