Tara Ferris is the third and latest female victim killed in two weeks in the Los Angeles, California area where the victims are beaten by blunt force trauma to head, not sexually assaulted, but drained of their blood. By the puncture wounds on the neck and the saliva found near the puncture wounds, the killer is mimicking a vampire. The BAU discover that a connection between all the victims is their worship of a goth/vampire singer named Paul Davies, whose stage name is Dante. A message scrawled on Tara's arm also points to a connection to Dante. Although a suspect since a victim's car is found at his home, Dante asserts that his public persona is solely an act and that he has disdain for people who worship his music. After interviewing him, the BAU learn that he doesn't quite fit the profile of the killer. The BAU also discover that part of their profile of the unsub is incorrect when they receive lab results of the saliva.
Did You Know?
The case JJ teases Reid about, with Lila Archer the celebrity who was being stalked, was in episode 1x18 "Somebody's Watching." See more
Prentiss casually mentions that she attended Georgetown University. But in her first appearance in Criminal Minds: The Last Word
, she specifically tells Hotch that she attended Yale. No mention is made of ever having transferred colleges. See more
Garcia, all these people drink blood?
Au contraire. They mostly just dress up like Prentiss did in high school and they make believe. It's all kinds of delicious
Dr. Spencer Reid
It's not the same thing at all. As a matter of fact, I... I... we should refer to this unsub as vampirist, not a vampire. And they would be attracted to the subculture merely for it's professed worship of blood
References A Clockwork Orange
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