Minor Characters in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Murderers

Murderers

  • Paul Millander portrayed by Matt O'Toole: a serial murderer who posed as a judge. Millander is one of only eight murderers to be featured in multiple episodes, the other seven being Tammy Felton, "The Blue Paint Killer", "The Miniature Killer", The West siblings, "Dr Jekyll" and Nate Haskell. In the pilot episode, Millander's finger prints turn up on the tape-recorder used for the suicide note of Royce Harmon, the first victim. Gil Grissom meets and questions him, and learns that Millander has a company that makes Halloween costumes called Halloweird. He made a mold of his own hand for a particular costume that has a bloody arm with it, and Grissom concludes that that may be how Millander's print got into the crime scene. Someone may have bought the hand and used it as a red herring. In the episode "Anonymous" another suicide is staged and again Millander's prints show up. Grissom still thinks that it is a red herring but toward the end of the episode a homeless man who is used by the killer to deliver a cryptic message to the CSI team describes Millander as the man who approached him. Grissom then realizes that he has been tricked and that it was Millander all along. Grissom travels to Millander's workplace and finds it empty apart from a stool and an envelope addressed to Grissom. There is nothing written inside the envelope, telling Grissom that he has nothing. The episode ends with Paul Millander going into the CSI headquarters and asking for Grissom. Millander is told that Grissom is not there and as he turns to leave he looks at the surveillance camera and waves. Millander is not seen again until Season 2 where yet another suicide is staged in exactly the same way as the previous two. The team realise that Millander targets middle-aged father figures who share a birthday with the anniversary of his father's death. His father was murdered in a staged suicide when he was a child but the authorities ruled it as a suicide because he was unable to give evidence effectively in court, even though he had witnessed the murder. Moreover, the CSI team find out that Millander was born female—named Pauline Millander—which added to his ineffectiveness as a witness of his father's murder. He underwent sexual reassignment in his youth and as a result his relationship with his mother was a complicated one. The CSI team also find out that he was leading a double life, one as Paul Millander and the other as the Honorable Judge Douglas Mason. As Douglas Mason he has a respectable job, a wife and an adopted son. When Grissom goes to visit him, he claims to not know any Paul Millander and suggests the doppelgänger theory as an explanation as to why they look exactly the same. Grissom takes a sample of Mason's fingerprints after he touches the bars in the prison but later discovers that they are the fingerprints on file for Judge Douglas Mason. It is later discovered that the finger prints belonged to Paul's father. By the end of "Identity Crisis", Grissom finally has enough evidence to arrest Judge Mason/Paul Millander but Millander escapes custody yet again and returns to his home where his mother lives. He kills her and finally ends his own life in the same way he staged the other suicides and in the way his father's suicide was staged, leaving behind a tape with a suicide message on it. Grissom finds him dead in his bath during the very last scene of this episode. It is then found that Millander and Grissom share the same birthday. In the tenth season, aired 2009, his adopted son, Craig Mason, was suspected of being a killer and was ultimately cleared.
  • Tammy Felton played by Brigid Brannagh, was originally named Melissa Marlowe, but was abducted by her babysitter, Mara Felton and raised by Mara and her husband Joe. Tammy first appears in the season 1 episode "Face Lift," where her father, Joe is found murdered in a shop. Grissom discovers a fingerprint, and matches it to a child that had been kidnapped years before, Melissa Marlowe. Catherine continues to investigate the murder, and Tammy becomes the prime suspect, and surprisingly, age-enhancements of photos of Melissa Marlowe reveal that she is in fact Tammy Felton. Tammy is arrested for the murder of Joe Felton, but her biological parents, the Marlowe's, make bail and Tammy goes on the lam. Tammy returns in season 2, in the episode "And Then There Were None," where in disguise, she and several others rob a casino. In the same episode, she is murdered by her accomplice, ending her life on the lam.
  • Ex-Under-sheriff Jeffrey McKeen portrayed by Conor O'Farrell (seasons 5–9, 12–13): Undersheriff McKeen was a politically motivated bureaucrat. McKeen approved an elaborate "reverse forensics" deception in season 7 (episode 13, "Redrum") where the CSIs would stage a crime scene to draw out a suspect from hiding, although he neglected to consult the district attorney beforehand and almost ruined the case. He held Greg Sanders responsible for the death of Demetrius James, a suspect Greg hit with his car during an attack, despite the fact that Greg Sanders was ruled "Excusable". Later, McKeen turns out to have links to organized crime. When a corrupt police officer, Daniel Prichard, frames Warrick Brown for the murder of mob boss Lou Gedda, McKeen attempts to have Warrick put away but Warrick is found innocent. Shortly after, McKeen stops Warrick in his car where Warrick tells him he won't give up until the mole is caught. McKeen shoots Warrick twice in the neck to prevent himself from being tied to the crimes, then calls for assistance, framing Daniel Prichard. Grissom is first on the scene and Warrick dies in Grissom's arms. In the season 9 premiere "For Warrick," McKeen is eventually found out, but plans to flee to Mexico with Prichard. Prichard attempts to steal McKeen's weapon and in the altercation, their car crashes off a cliff, killing Prichard. McKeen manages to crawl away where he is hunted down by Nick Stokes. McKeen taunts Nick to kill him, but instead Nick fires "a miss". McKeen is eventually arrested by Jim Brass and is presumably jailed. In the aftermath of his arrest, Conrad Ecklie, the former dayshift supervisor becomes the new Under-sheriff.
  • Dr. Jekyll is the name given to a murderer who appears throughout the tenth season of CSI. As of the 17th episode of season 10 he is presumed to have murdered three times, as well as to have caused three further deaths through a neurosurgery which caused a victim to have uncontrollable rage. His first crime was an operation on a corpse in episode "Family Affair". He is revealed to be Charlie DiMasa, the son of a restaurant owner. His dreams of becoming a doctor were thwarted by his father (whom he also attempts to kill). His victims were close customers or associates of his father (Charlie called them his "heroes"). In the final episode of Season 10, Dr. Jekyll is discovered to have planted a valve in the artery of his father. While investigating with Dr. Langston and a LVPD officer, Dr. Jekyll shoots and kills the officer while wounding Nick Stokes in the shoulder. After Langston distracts Dr. Jekyll, Nick shoots and kills him while playing dead although his left arm is injured in the process.
  • Sqweegel is the name given to an elusive serial killer under the alias " Ian Moone", (I am no one), who wears a skin-tight latex suit. He is a skilled contortionist and acrobat which allows him to fit through the tightest spaces and stay out of sight. His modus operandi is to sneak into his victim's house and sleep under their bed, live in their attic and read their mail. After a few weeks of this he will come out of hiding and attack his victim with a straight razor, asking them to admit their dark secrets. He will then disappear for a few weeks and return to murder his victims if they have not confessed to their crimes. He kills two of his victims, Ryan Fink and Carrie Jones, and attacks a third, Margot Wilder. He escapes into the night before the CSIs can apprehend him. It was rumored he would return later in season 11 and Anthony Zuiker posted on his Twitter page that it was possible, but by the time season 11 ended, Sqweegel had not yet made any other appearances on the show. Sqweegel is also the villain in the novel Level 26: Dark Origins, the first novel by Anthony Zuiker. Carrie Jones's daughter gave Sqweegel his name, as she traumatically associated him with the sound of the scrubbers in the car wash ("sqweegel sqweegel") where her mother was killed.
  • Nate Haskell Nathan "Nate" Haskell (born Warner Thorpe), aka "The Dick and Jane Killer" (sometimes acronymed "DJK"), is a serial killer who has appeared in seasons 9, 10 and 11 of CSI, portrayed by Bill Irwin. During Langston's lecture in 19 Down, Haskell claims to have been physically abused by his alcoholic father, Arvin Thorpe, every day when he was a child. He only has vague memories of his mother, who was killed by Arvin when Nate was eight years old. It was revealed in Targets of Obsession that Nate carries the MAO-A gene, a gene which, according to some studies, causes a predisposition towards violence. Exactly how long he has known about it is currently unknown to everyone except himself. His first animal kill was a cat, which he killed when he was nine years old. His first human kill was a travelling salesman named Douglas Nathan Haskell, whose identity he partially adopted as his own. He killed him the same way he later tortured his female victims in his room. In the mid-1990s, he became a serial killer. He became known as "The Dick & Jane Killer" because he targeted couples. None of the female victims were ever found and Haskell later refused to discuss them. He killed a total of at least 14 people in Nevada, Arizona and California (the first couple, the Steiners, were never found). Even though he never held down a single job or filed a tax return during this time (likely because he was living under an assumed name), he could still afford the occasional restaurant visit, earning money by donating blood and semen or taking part in psychological studies. During a restaurant visit, he had a chance encounter with future serial killer Charlie DiMasa. In Reno, he stopped at a sobreity checkpoint. That stroke of luck allowed the authorities to charge him; inside the car, they found blood belonging to a victim, under his fingernails they found DNA from another, a potential murder weapon was found and a witness was able to place him with another one of the victims. When the case went to trial, Haskell initially denied any guilt, but changed his mind and confessed. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and incarcerated in Ely, Nevada. While there, he appears to have gained a kind of cult following (he claims to have "students" everywhere) and was even proposed to a couple of times. In Meat Jekyll, Haskell is brought to the Las Vegas crime lab after claiming to know Dr. Jekyll's identity. After the case is concluded, he stabs Ray in the back with a shiv made out of his broken glasses. When guards hear it, Haskell is shocked by his electric restraints and beaten. After a brief stay in a hospital, he is taken back to Ely. He reappears in Targets of Obsession, when he is taken to court to be charged with attempting to kill Ray. Several of his female "fans" are present. After being convicted, he switches his inmate badge for that of a minimum security inmate and gets into a transport van in his place. On the road, it is sabotaged by two of his female fans, who kill the guards. After one of the women kills the other, she drives away with Haskell. He reappeared in Father of the Bride, when he kept sending messages to the father of one of his female fans, threatening to kill her. In Cello and Goodbye, Haskell went to Los Angeles and abducted Gloria Parkes, Ray Langston's ex-wife, and took her to his childhood home and raped and tortured her. When Ray tracked him down to the Thorpe house, where Haskell had tortured and killed his father, he had a confrontation with Haskell that resulted in the latter's death. The season ends in a cliffhanger when Ray is asked by IA whether him killing Haskell was an act of self-defense or murder.
  • The Miniature Killer Natalie Davis (a.k.a. "The Miniature Serial Killer") is a fictional serial killer on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Jessica Collins. The Miniature Killer was introduced in the seventh season premiere, and after being the main subject for the whole season, was identified in the finale. She made a one-time reappearance in season nine. The key signature of the Miniature Killer’s crimes were meticulous scale models built to reflect each crime scene. The models were either left at the murder site or delivered to someone involved in solving the case. Every detail was accurate, and even used the victim's real blood instead of paint. Every model also contained a hidden picture of a bloodied doll and an item somehow related to bleach. Her victims were killed in widely different manners, including bludgeoning, poisoning, and electrocution. Many of her victims had employed her services as a cleaning lady (paying under the table), and several also had connections to her foster father.
  • The Blue Paint Killer was a student-turned-professor at Western Las Vegas University. He would paint a railing on a walking path blue, but the paint was mixed with motor oil to keep it tacky. He'd wait behind a bush next to a water fountain for his victims and would wait for a specific person to wash their hands. He was finally found when a pair of shattered eye glasses was found at a crime scene; he committed suicide near the end of that episode.
  • Hannah West, portrayed by actress Juliette Goglia.

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    I’ve met a lot of murderers in my day, but Dr. Garth, whatever he is, is the first man I’ve ever met who was polite to me and still made the chills run up and down my back.
    —Robert D. Andrews. Nick Grindé. Police detective, Before I Hang, describing his meeting with Dr. Garth (1940)

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