CSI: NY: Season 2, Episode 17

Necrophilia Americana (22 Mar. 2006)

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The body of a woman, half eaten by beetles, is found in a museum exhibit. The only eye-witness is a young boy who refuses to talk. Danny works solo on the case of a dead urban golfer found dead on a construction site.



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Elena Martinez (as Anna Carolina Arias)
Carolyn Astor
Jim Morris
George Clark
Jose Martinez (as Rey Gallegos)
Mr. Douglas
Harry Vernon


A women's body is discovered in a museum diorama, covered with carrion beetles that have eaten away much of her flesh. The investigation reveals that the victim is a curator and the investigation reveals that the victim is as curator and the granddaughter of a wealthy museum patron. Written by alicia_88

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The manga the little boy reads is Kozure Okami or Lone Wolf and Cub a famous Japanese manga about a betrayed samurai who tries to restore his honor. In the 70's there was a Japanese TV series adapting the manga. See more »


The Japanese comic (manga) is shown being read left-to-right. Japanese is read right-to-left. Some manga have been translated into English, with the art "mirrored" to read left-to-right, but there's no indication of any English text in the books shown. See more »


Detective Danny Messer: [sees freshly poured concrete messed up at a crime scene] Why must people do that? They can't resist messing up fresh concrete.
Detective Don Flack: Could be worse. Least there's no heart with two people's names in it who are going to wind up killing each other after they realize they're married.
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Written by Simon J. Hunter
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Two Weird Cases
11 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A dead woman is found in a science museum where beetles who eat human flesh have a made a trail out of their enclosure to her and are feasting. It looks like the woman was killed elsewhere and dumped at the museum. The only employee unaccounted for is a "Ceci Astor," who is the granddaughter of the Astor family who provided funding for that wing in the building. In addition a young boy is discovered hiding in the room. He seems traumatized. Is that because he saw something or did something? Mac, Sheldon, Lyndsay and Stella are all on the case.

The second case has Flack and Danny at a construction site where a broker lies dead. The workers don't know the guy and there is no blood or marks on the guy. What's he doing there and why is he dead? The autopsy shows someone squeezed insulation foam - which hardened quickly

  • down the guy's throat and he suffocated.

These are truly two bizarre crimes to solve. Warning: some of the scenes in the ME's room showing doctors working on the woman who was half-eaten away by bugs are revoling.

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