Angela Montenegro, on vacation in the Navajo desert reservation, asks Brennan to come over alone: someone left a human skull with the local sheriff Ben Dawes. She she fears that it may be her long-time, long-distance boy friend Kirk Persinger, who went missing with his female guide Dhani Webber, the sheriff's sister. She finds a bullet-wound and convinces Booth to investigate, unofficially. The skull is Kirk's and has traces of the local drug peyote, according to Angela supplied for ritual use only by local artist Wayne Kellogg, who won't divulge the secret traditional plantation sites, and identifiable bite marks from a coyote. Then Alex is found at home, beaten to pulp, probably by fellow Navajos for selling peyote to outsiders, and Kirk's bones plus camera with film in the wilderness. Atypical engraving plates Bones noticed at Kellogg's place lead to a surprising crime connection. Written by
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James Parks (Sheriff Dawes) played alongside David Boreanaz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as one of the Gorch brothers, Tector Gorch. See more
The setting of the film is supposed to be northern New Mexico based on the indication that Bones flew into Santa Fe, the mountains of Taos are used in scenery, the Sherrif refers to "Otero Canyon" and the proximity to the Navajo Reservation. However repeatedly in their search for the missing party, several cast members indicate that "Mexico is 80 miles that way" (south) meaning they would be closer to Las Cruces. See more
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