Scully and Mulder go to Cleveland to assist the local police in the investigation of a bizarre death. They've found the remains of a woman in her car but the body is in an advanced state of deterioration, even though she's only been missing for a short while. By the time Scully gets to the autopsy, there is no flesh left on the skeleton. Mulder sees similarities in this death and a series of deaths in another State where all of the victims had responded to a lonely hearts personals in their local newspaper. They now think the killer has moved on to Internet chat rooms to lure his victims. Written by
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The presentation of the character Virgil Incanto went through several permutations, initially conceived as a creepy Phantom-of-the-Opera-like recluse, and as a butcher who would be able to cut the fat from his victims, before the final fairly normal-looking version was decided upon. See more
This episode is supposed to take place in Cleveland, but the city skyline in the background is not Cleveland. See more
From a dry skin sample, you're concluding what, that he's some kind of a fat-sucking vampire?
The Dead are No Longer Lonely
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more