The Highway Serial Killer Database exists so that information can be collated for serial murders that would not otherwise be connected due to different police jurisdictions. In reviewing the database, the BAU determine that a serial killer has killed five women thus far, the bodies found hundreds of miles apart. However Reid determines that there is a geographical focus on Edgewood, New Mexico. Each woman was strangled, the bodies laid in a fetal position found in a public location such as a ditch, and there is no sexual assault. The BAU determine that the unsub is a trucker. The case takes a turn when a woman named Nancy Campbell is abducted in front of her teen-aged daughter, Courtenay, at a highway rest stop in Edgewood. Nancy does not fit the victimology, but her abduction clarifies to the BAU what the unsub is looking for in the abducted women and ultimately the reason for the abductions and eventual murders. Written by
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"Solitary Man" is also the title of a song written by Neil Diamond
and first released in 1966. A cover version by Johnny Cash
is heard in the bar in the opening scene. See more
You know, Prentiss, when I think about the things we see on a daily basis, all the bad, I'm still amazed at all the good.
Yeah, but... do you think it evens out?
I'd like to think it does.
Performed by: Johnny Cash
Played during the bar scene early in the episode See more