The dead body of ten year old Daniel Lanham is found buried in Harwood State Park in Pennsylvania. Missing since November when he and his father, Joseph Lanham, were camping, Daniel was kept alive over the winter before being killed in March. Experienced hiker and camper Joseph was and is a suspect, most notably now since he purportedly stopped looking for Daniel around the time he was killed. Reviewing the crime scene, the BAU find another dead body of a boy around Daniel's age, who also was killed months after his abduction. Reid suspects that the serial killer would have murdered more boys over several years over the entire course of the Appalachian Trail, and that he lately has confined himself to a smaller portion of the trail due either to his age or a physical disability which is making him less mobile. The unsub is working like an animal in the woods, hibernating with the boys over the winter before disposing of them. Meanwhile, adolescent brother and sister Robert and Ana ... Written by
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Ten-year-old Daniel Lanham was reported missing while on a camp trip with his father last November. His remains were just discovered by hikers in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Spencer Reid
That's really close to the Appalachian Trail.
The rangers are the ones calling us in.
Dr. Spencer Reid
The trail covers 14 states and is nearly 2,200 miles long. It's a miracle he was ever found.
Referenced in Criminal Minds: Keeper
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