The BAU heads to St. Louis, Missouri where ten year old Andrew Taffert has gone missing. The reason it is a BAU case is that the Tafferts - father Malcolm Taffert and mother Lida Taffert - had been receiving prank calls from someone with a childlike voice stating "I'm gonna get you", and that blood was splattered on their front door after Andy had gone missing. Reid notices that this case is much like a fifteen year old cold case that the BAU worked on where the parents in that situation received such prank calls prior to their son being abducted and eventually found dead. The father in that case, Richard Clayvin, was always considered a suspect. As such, Malcolm is initially considered a prime suspect, especially considering his over controlling temperament. The similarity between the two cases extends to the post-abduction prank calls with the voice changing its statement to, "Did you see what I did?". But as the investigation progresses, which includes re-interviewing Richard ...
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The abducted boy's mother, Lida Taffert, is said to be Polish. The actress who plays her, Marika Dominczyk
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Garcia tells the unit that the Tafferts last saw Andrew when they put him to bed at 10:00. The police dispatcher subsequently reports Andrew was last seen at 2100 hours, which is 9:00. See more
Phone calls before an abduction/murder? It's a rare signature.
But if it is the same unsub, a dormancy period of fifteen years is highly unusual. Maybe we're looking at a copycat.
If I'm not mistaken, Frankie Clayvin was killed within two hours of his abduction.
Which means we're wasting time. Let's go.
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