The team is still adjusting to the loss of JJ from the unit, she who was transferred to the Department of Defense against her own wishes. The BAU's next case takes them to Bristol, Virginia, where young blond women are abducted from highly public locations. They are tortured and sodomized before being murdered by electrocution, their bodies dumped in a common location. They were forced to telephone a loved one to tell them of their impending death. This case is reminiscent of a sixteen year old cold case that Rossi worked on, the unsub of the cold case nicknamed the Butcher, who killed over a ten year period in the Bristol area. The primary difference between this new case and that of the Butcher is that the Butcher's victims were forced to say in their telephone calls that they enjoyed it. The BAU believe these new killings are the work of copycats, as they know there are two unsubs. Two of the major reasons they believe so is that the Butcher's profile had him as a narcissist who ... Written by
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Digitizing an analog tape recording wouldn't change its sound quality. Additionally, anything recorded onto a compact cassette or microcassette (especially by an early 90s answering machine) wouldn't sound anything like the old Butcher recordings do. There would be no high frequency components (audio tapes max out around 17kHz - the maximum audible frequency is around 20kHz) and there would be a lot of noise. Digitizing the recording wouldn't change that. Maybe digital signal processing could make the Butcher's voice sound less like background noise, but Rossi's recording that he plays for Reid should not have sounded anywhere near as clear is it did. See more
Marcel Proust wrote: "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were."
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