He was initially suspected of being The Ice Truck Killer. He was later found alive, having suffered amputations by The Ice Truck Killer.
Tony Tucci is a somewhat heavyset man in his thirties with brown hair and green eyes.
Tucci has an optimistic attitude considering his status as a double amputee thanks to The Ice Truck Killer, and his attitude borders on comedic at times. He is also flirtatious with women, as shown when he competes with Rudy Cooper for the affection of Debra Morgan, a competition in which Rudy wins out. One of his biggest worries following the incident is how it will affect his status with women. However, Debra manages to get Tucci a night with Shanda, a prostitute that Debra had befriended while undercover. By the time that Tucci gets his new prosthetic leg and arm (courtesy of Rudy), he seems to be in a relationship with Shanda.
He didn't pass high school chemistry, and he had a criminal record because he pulled a knife during a party in 1997.
Tony Tucci was a night watchman at the Miami Blades Ice Hockey Stadium, where the body parts of Sheri Taylor, one of The Ice Truck Killer's victims were found. Security camera footage from the ice rink showed Tucci arranging the body parts on the ice and he is later found to be missing. Maria LaGuerta outed Tucci as the killer and launched a high profile manhunt for him. 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.
A right foot was next found in an office park, previously a soccer field. While examining the foot, Dexter discovered that it had been amputated from a living person, suggesting that Tucci was still alive. Lastly, a section of Tony's right leg was found at the McCaffrey Pumpkin Patch. Miami Metro Homicide were unaware that the body parts were left on display as clues for Dexter Morgan. Dexter was led by family photos and the trail of body parts to the basement of an abandoned hospital. It was the place where Harry Morgan's own father had worked as a janitor. Tucci was lying bound to a table in the rat-infested basement, blindfolded, and set up for Dexter to kill him. He failed to meet Dexter's code, however, and Dexter refused to kill him. Dexter immediately sent Debra an anonymous tip leading her to the hospital where Tucci was found alive.
Tucci was later interviewed by Debra Morgan and James Doakes, but Tucci proved to be of little help, as he hadn't seen the killer's face, being blindfolded the entire time. This also prevented him from seeing Dexter when he found him in the basement. When Tucci was blindfolded at Debra's suggestion, he recalled that his captor seemed to be fond of lozenges, as he had noticed the distinct scent of menthol. The forensics team thereafter found the wrapper for one of he lozenges in the hospital's basement as part of a rat's nest, with a partial fingerprint on it.
Prosthetist Rudy Cooper provided Tucci with functioning replacements for his missing leg and hand. A small celebration was held in his hospital room attended by Rudy, Debra, Doakes, and Shanda.
Displayed Body Parts
- Left hand - Petrie Beach
- Right foot - Office park, previously a soccer field
- Partial right leg - McCaffrey Pumpkin Patch
- Mrs. Tucci
- Petrie Beach
- Angel of Mercy Hospital
- McCaffrey Pumpkin Patch
- Ice Truck Killer Case
- Miami Blades Ice Hockey Stadium