The team heads to Ramona, California where three sets of murders have taken place in backyard pools. In all three cases, a male victim was tied to a cinder block and drowned, with a female victim shot in the chest found floating in the pool in the third set. Also in all three cases, seemingly minor items were burgled - an inexpensive coin set, bowling trophies and costume jewelry - with more expensive items still remaining in the houses. Because of the stolen items, the crimes were initially deemed burglaries gone wrong by the local authorities. When the team arrives in Ramona, they find that it is a recreational town largely developed by the creation of Lake Palmer twenty years ago, it a man made reservoir. The town is going through some economic hardship due to drought which has dropped the lake's water level and thus has closed many of the recreational activities on the lake, such as fishing. Because of the economic situation, burglaries have been on the rise, hence the reason for ...
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Local law enforcement has been treating these as burglaries gone wrong, but...
The "gone wrong" part could have been easily avoided.
Exactly. Straight-up burglary, the unsub would have made sure the homes were unoccupied first.
Dr. Tara Lewis
And he wouldn't have wasted time with drownings and cinder blocks. He would have been in and out.
Yeah, it's pretty obvious the unsub wanted these occupants dead.
We've got a long flight ahead of us. Wheels up in thirty.
References Judge Judy
When the Rain Comes
Written by Joanna Barbera
Performed by Joanna Barbera
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