The New Orleans Police Department believe there is a serial killer on the loose in the French Quarter. He murdered three people pre-Katrina, in which he had been thought to have perished. A year and a half after the hurricane, a fourth dead body is found, killed using the same MO, which includes evisceration. Garcia locates a fifth potential victim in Galveston, Texas, that case which was not originally connected to the New Orleans killings. The unsub has been in direct contact with the lead investigator of the case, Lt. William LaMontagne, Jr. of the NOPD, by letter detailing the murder and mentioning that he is continuing what he started pre-Katrina. William LaMontagne, Sr., the previous lead investigator before he died in Katrina, also received such letters with the earlier murders. Most records of the first three murders were destroyed in the hurricane, so the BAU have only the latest murders from which to work. The significance of one piece of evidence from the earlier cases is ... Written by
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In the opening sequence of the episode, La Montagne's son begs him to evacuate as Hurricane Katrina rages outside, and mentions that people are drowning in their houses. He says "the buses are leaving now" and mentions that they're opening the Superdome. In fact, the Superdome opened and the last evacuation buses left many hours before the storm began; contemporary news reports showed people waiting in the hot sun for many hours to get in. On the other hand, very few people drowned in their houses in New Orleans on the night the storm came ashore. The vast majority of NOLA victims died the day after the wind and rain ceased, as the overwhelmed levees broke. In any case, anyone who has survived a hurricane knows that it would be highly irresponsible for La Montagne's son to urge his father to attempt evacuation in the middle of the storm. His best hope of survival at that point would have been taking shelter in an interior room. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
I guess I needed to see if I could step away.
Dr. Spencer Reid
I'll never miss another plane again.
References The Accused
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