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Mrs. Tucci weeping in church

Mrs. Tucci: Hopeful Mother

Mrs. Tucci
Mrs. Tucci and Maria LaGuerta 2
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Gina Hecht
Season(s)
Season One
First Appearance
Let's Give the Boy a Hand
Last Appearance
Let's Give the Boy a Hand
Appears in
One Episode
Character
Full Name
Mrs. Tucci


Status
Alive


Characteristics
Age
50s
Gender
Female
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Brown
Personal Status
Immediate Relatives
Tony Tucci (son)

Mrs. Tucci is a character in Season One of Showtime's series DEXTER

Her son, Tony Tucci, was initially suspected of being The Ice Truck Killer. He was later found alive, having suffered amputations at the hands of The Ice Truck Killer

Summary

Before he disappeared, security footage showed Tony Tucci arranging body parts inside the Miami Blades Ice Hockey Stadium. Although Tony wasn't officially charged for the murder, Maria LaGuerta ordered a manhunt for Tony. This led the press to report that Tony might be The Ice Truck Killer. LaGuerta was soon forced to apologize to Mrs. Tucci when fingerprint analysis of a severed left hand proved that Tony was a victim, not the killer. 

Soon, a right foot was found in an office park, previously a soccer field. While examining the foot, Dexter discovered that it had been amputated from a living person. LaGuerta called Mrs. Tucci to notify her that Tony may still be alive, and afterward met her at her church. Mrs. Tucci seemed less interested in Maria's apology and more interested in finding her son, dead or alive. She looked to Maria for hope, and gave her a necklace of St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things. 

Lastly, a section of Tony's right leg was found at the McCaffrey Pumpkin Patch. Mrs. Tucci was last seen at the abandoned Angel of Mercy Hospital, where her son was found alive, after being held captive there by the Ice Truck Killer. 

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