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?
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.
In the end scene with the team celebrating the Day of the Dead, Rossi commemorates a Marine buddy who "we lost in the Tet offensive" which took place in early 1968. In Criminal Minds: The Fallen
, it was established that Rossi's first tour in Vietnam started in 1969. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
"After all, what is every man but a horde of ghosts? Oaks that were acorns that were oaks" - Walter de la Mare
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