During the Halloween season as Garcia prepares for a Day of the Dead celebration at her apartment for the team, the BAU is called to Provo, Utah to investigate the murder of a Jane Doe, whose dead body was crushed beyond recognition beneath a pile of boulders in a state park outside of the city. The woman, who is eventually identified as Gloria Carlyle, had deep lacerations on her arms, a burn mark on her body, and all material embellishments removed from her person. Her recent past included leaving a Utopian sect three months earlier, that sect which was involved in a similar mysterious death five years ago. The team finds another dead body shortly after their arrival, the similarities being that the victim is young, female and blond. A third victim initially confuses the team as it is a he, who was morally perverse. It is that latter issue and the similar burn mark found on his body - which the team will eventually learn is a brand - that may provide the nature of the ritual ...
Did You Know?
The book Dr. Reid reading is "Under de evige stjerner", a Danish translation of the novel "The Stars Look Down" by A.J. Cronin, first published in 1935. See more
The unsub is stacking rocks at the beginning and they are quite obviously not real as he moves them with ease. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
Why are you doing a Day of the Dead theme?
Well, my stepfather's family always made a big deal of it in Mexico, and my name is Penelope Garcia after all, so...
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