Chapter 1: The Beginning
Two Days Earlier
Emily Prentiss and Derek Morgan were having an intense conversation about a book that they both had been reading when JJ walked past their desks, her long blond ponytail swinging slightly. Neither one of the two agents was doing the paperwork they were supposed to be doing.
"Hey guys," JJ said smiling. She had just finished going through a pile of cases and had decided where they were going.
"Hey JJ," Prentiss said. She glanced up from the paperwork she was supposed to be doing, she despised it and was relived for a distraction. "How was your weekend?"
"Same as always," she replied."Henry discovered that crayons work on the wall." JJ dropped a new case file on top of Emily's paperwork pile.
"New case?" Prentiss asked. She picked it up and flipped through it.
"How bad?" Morgan asked as he took a file from JJ and started looking over it.
"Pretty bad," she said grimly. "Hotch wants use in the briefing room."
"Great," Prentiss said."Just what I needed." Spencer Reid entered the bullpen. His blond hair was messed up and he looked rather frazzled.
"Hey Reid," JJ said as she handed him a case file.
"Hey pretty boy," Morgan smirked. "You're late."
"Sorry," Reid apoligized. "My alarm didn't go off and the line at the coffee shop was ridecilouse." He set down his messenger bag and took sip of his coffee.
"Mr. Puntuaclity is late," Prentiss teased. "What is that? Like your first time since you started working for the bureau."
"I've been late before," Reid replied. "The average person is late to work about once every two weeks."
"There is nothing average about you Reid," Morgan said. The three agents followed JJ to the briefing room.
"There have been four murders in Hill Lake, Minnesota," Hotch said as soon as his team was seated in the breifing room.
Penelope Garcia, their resident technical guru and perky blond pulled up the pictures of a young woman with blond hair and blue eyes and was smiling at the camera.
"Okay so the first victim was one Sydney Crawford, she was a 22 year old collage student attending Hill Lake Community Collage. She was last seen six weeks ago after work. Her car was in the parking garage, but her body turned up in the woods on the outskirts of town." Gacia pulled up the next picture with her body along with the smiling pictures of another blond girl.
"The second victim was Lindsey Jameson who was a 24 intern working at the local theater. She was last seen four weeks ago and was also abducted on the way to her car after going to the local gym. Her body was also found in the woods about a mile and a half from the first victim's body." More pictures appeared on the screen as the bodies of Sydeny and Lindsey were placed next to the smiling face of another young woman. Hotch continued with the information about the third victim.
"Victoria Hartley was a 21 year old also attending the same collage as our first victim, Sydney Crawford, she was last seen two weeks ago after work, same MO as the other two victims. She abducted on the way to her car. Her body was found a week ago, in the same woods about two miles from the other victims."
"The latest body discovered belonged to Carrie Lord," Gracia pulled up the pictures of the latest victim. "A 26 year old grad student from out of town, she was visiting her parents when she was abducted on the way to her car at the same local gym as the second victim. She went missing same day that Victoria Hartley's body was discovered in the woods. Her body was about a mile from the other three victims."
"Another girl has also gone missing," Hotch said. "Abbey Warren, she's a 25 year old art major attending the same collage as the other two victims. Her roommate reported her missing last night after she didn't come home from the local gym. Local police found her car there and her bag was lying on the ground a little ways from it."
"So this UNSUB has a type," Morgan said looked at the pictures of the five girls. "Blond hair, blue eyes, medium height, and stature."
"The bodies don't show any sign of sexual assault or torture," Reid said. "That's unusual, most serial killers usualy ether sexually assault their victims or kill them violently."
|Matthew Gray Gubler||as Spencer Reid|
|Shemar Moore||as Derek Morgan|
|Thomas Gibson||as Aaron Hotchner|
|Kirsten Vangsness||as Penelope Garcia|
|AJ Cook||as JJ|
|Paget Brewster||as Emily Prentiss|
|Alice Witt||as Zoe|