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The Bay Harbor Butcher 18

Bay Harbor Butcher 18 refers to a set of deceased characters in Season Two of the Showtime series DEXTER.

They were victims of Dexter Morgan.

Discovery of Bodies

Scuba divers find eighteen dismembered bodies off the coast of Miami. After they are recovered, the bodies are stored and examined in a field morgue. DNA analysis identifies all eighteen as murderers who had slipped through the law.

The unknown killer (Dexter Morgan) is dubbed the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Bay Harbor Butcher 18

Actually, more than eighteen victims are mentioned and/or have their body parts shown. One possible explanation as to why might be that divers kept searching for additional bodies near main site during the investigation and found several more.

  1. Anthony Rodrigo
  2. Berry Cooper
  3. Carlos Gutierrez
  4. Chad Carpenter
  5. Dylan Maddock
  6. George Hoss
  7. Herbert Washington
  8. Jacob Wilson
  9. Jeff Linder
  10. Jerry Voltic
  11. Joseph Cepeda
  12. Kevin Mott
  13. Marcus White
  14. Olman Estavez
  15. Oscar Sota
  16. Renzo Sandoval
  17. Rick Jensen
  18. Robert Thatcher
  19. Sean Dibberman
  20. Shannon Reynolds
  21. Smith (mentioned by Lundy in “Morning Comes”)
  22. Orozco (mentioned by Lundy in “Morning Comes”)
  23. Fowls (body parts on whiteboard in "There's Something About Harry")

Dialog in Morgue

At Vince Masuka's request, Dexter delivers a file to the field morgue and encounters Frank Lundy.

Dexter: "Are you hoping they'll talk to you?"
Lundy: "The ones with heads anyway. They always speak, eventually. Just gotta ask the right question."
Dexter: "Which is?"
Lundy: "Why were they chosen?"
Dexter: "You looking for a pattern?"
Lundy: "One doesn't kill this many people in this careful, methodical way without a reason. Some ... twisted set of principles."
Dexter: "They would have to be twisted, wouldn't they?"
Lundy: "The worst killers in history are usually the one's who think the murders were somehow ... just. Even deserved. Leaders have slaughtered whole populations for the same warped reason."
Dexter: "But there's never any justification for killing."
Lundy: "No. Well, one, of course. To save an innocent life.
Dexter: "To save an innocent life."

Spoliation of Bodies

During the night, Dexter deliberately breaks the field morgue’s AC unit and the garbage collection truck is blamed. The next morning, Lundy, Dr. Pena, and Masuka are greeted by the sight and smell of decomposing bodies.

Lundy Questions Doakes

While on suspension, James Doakes returns to Miami Metro Homicide to be interviewed by Frank Lundy. He is questioned about four of his past cases that are Bay Harbor Butcher victims. Lundy mentions the Smith case, which was thrown out on inadmissible evidence. Lundy also brings up Orozco, who skipped bail and was never seen again. When he mentions Rodrigo who got off on bad blood work, Doakes walks out of the interview.

Blood Slide Box

Dexter's trophy box containing forty-six blood slides is found by the FBI in the trunk of James Doakes' car. Eighteen of the blood slides are matched by DNA to the eighteen recovered bodies. The other twenty-eight slides are matched to missing felons or murder suspects.

Victim Identification

Episodes that reveal the names of victims (e.g., in the field morgue or during slide/whiteboard presentations).

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