Shannon Makely is the second Caucasian woman to be killed by vehicular homicide in Bend, Oregon in two weeks. The BAU know that it is the same person that killed both women and also that it is homicide since the driver backed over the victims after the initial impact. Both women were also killed along secluded stretches of road. With other information at hand, the BAU believe that the two victims were targeted rather than random killings. When a third vehicular homicide in Bend occurs, the BAU are initially confused as that murder occurred in what could have been a busy public parking lot, and the victim is male. However, other clues comes into light, which the BAU disseminates to the public. In watching these reports from the BAU, Gil Bonner believes he has information which could help the investigation, information he has been keeping secret for over a year. Meanwhile, Garcia is awaiting some information which could profoundly affect her personal life. Written by
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While inspecting the car (a late model BMW) in the impound lot, the agents surmise the heater hose was cut without opening the hood. On late model cars, the radiator is sealed to the core support so no air (or other objects) can get around the radiator. It would not be possible to cut the heater hose without opening the hood. This particular model is also equipped with a low coolant light that would have illuminated once the driver started the motor.
Additionally, there are many variables involved with a car overheating, such as using the air conditioning, outside temperature, humidity, etc. There would be no way to exactly determine where it would stop due to overheating. See more
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"I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization." - Booth Tarkington.
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