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Jose Garza

Jose Garza: The Frameup

Jose Garza
Jose Garza
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Uncredited
Season(s)
Season Two
First Appearance
There's Something About Harry
Last Appearance
There's Something About Harry
Appears in
One Episode
Character
Full Name
Jose Garza
Aliases
Christopher Harlow
Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Killed by Dexter Morgan
Circumstances
Stabbed and dismembered
Characteristics
Age
33 (at death)
Birthday
12 May 1974
Gender
Male
Eyes
Unknown
Hair
Black
Personal Status
Immediate Relatives
Unknown
Address
2010 Kester St.
Miami, FL 33130
Professional Status
Profession
Drug trafficker
Killer Profile
"No Known Alias"
Inactive
Number of Victims
One
Modus Operandi
Tools/Weapons
Unknown
Killing Method
Unknown
Method of Disposal
None
Cause
Garza gave payment to Spider for a shipment of cocaine, but Spider failed to deliver it and Garza took his revenge.

Jose Garza aka Christopher Harlow is a character in Season Two of Showtime's series DEXTER.

He was a drug trafficker who had an arrest record that includes armed robbery, assault, burglary.

On an unknown date, Garza killed a man named Ben "Spider" Koff and went on the run from the FBI.

Summary

Garza had purchased cocaine from Santos Jimenez, but never got it because Jimenez was killed by Dexter Morgan. Garza sends various text messages to Jimenez's phone, which is in Dexter's possession. Garza has no idea that he is really communicating with Dexter, At the time, Garza also doesn't know about Jimenez's cabin in the Everglades.

Soon, Garza learns of the cabin and its location. He sends another text threatening to go there to get the cocaine. Since Dexter has locked Doakes in the cabin, he does not want to risk Garza discovering his secret. Dexter texts Garza back and asks him to meet at Jimenez's bar.

Their meeting is not shown, only the aftermath as Dexter returns to the cabin and tosses down an unconscious Garza. Despite the protesting of Doakes, who tries to convince Dexter to let the police handle Garza, Dexter sets up a kill table. He kills Garza with a small hand saw without taking a blood slide, or waiting for him to regain consciousness. Dexter dismembers the body, but does not dispose of the remains, instead leaving them in garbage bags inside the cabin with a horrified Doakes. Garza is set up as a victim of James Doakes.

After Lila blows up the cabin, Garza's charred remains are found scattered around the ruins of the cabin. Combined with the weapons found at the scene, the FBI task force considers his body to be conclusive evidence that Doakes was The Bay Harbor Butcher.

Trivia

  • All of Garza's dialogue is in text form. The only time he is shown on screen, he is unconscious prior to being killed by Dexter.
  • Since Garza's police file has the name Christopher Harlow, it's been debated if that is his true name.

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  • Where did find "Ben Koff"'s name?

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    • I'm looking in the episode "Something about Harry" for a reference to Ben Koff -- but can't seem to find it.  How do we k...
    • Dexter's Kill Room on the official Showtime website has the name.
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