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
Did You Know?
According to the story, the killer strikes on Route 7 between Bend and Eugene. Oregon doesn't use the term "Route" for its highways. Also, odd numbered highways run North-South but travel between Bend and Eugene is East-West so the highway could not have been numbered 7. The fast way to travel between those two Oregon cities requires three highways: 20, 242, and 126. See more
Anyone living outside Bend who commutes toward Eugene uses Route 7. It's the most dangerous stretch of highway in the state. They call it "Suicide 7".