She is a reporter for 48News.
Dexter Morgan is at Rita Bennett’s house and the subject of her avoidance of sex comes up. He reassures her and says they should wait until it’s right for both of them. She expresses her relief, saying that she can’t believe she found the “one good, truly decent man left on the planet.”
While Rita is hugging him, Dexter notices a news report about a jailhouse homicide on the television. He grabs the remote, turns up the sound, and listens to the reporter.
DeSalee: “...was found dead in a basement hallway of the Miami Metro Jail. Norberto Cervantes was a known associate of reputed drug lord Carlos Guerrero. Speculation is that another inmate is responsible for the mayhem here tonight.”
On a TV in the homicide department, the detectives watch Maria LaGuerta give an interview to reporters. DeSalee is heard, although only the back of her head is shown.
LaGuerta: “The Ice Truck Killer Case has been reopened officially. We have new forensic evidence that shows that the DNA from the blood in the Marina View Hotel matches the DNA from his victims."The reporters shout out more questions as LaGuerta enters the police station. Matthews is irate.
DeSalee: “What about Neil Perry? Isn’t he supposed to be the Ice Truck Killer?”
LaGuerta: “All those questions should be directed to Captain Matthews. He’s been personally handling the Perry case.”
- The character's name and how it is spelled is seen at the bottom of the TV screen in "Crocodile" as Dexter listens to her news report.