Created By: githyan on August 18, 2011 Last Edited By: githyan on August 18, 2011
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Always a copy cat killer

every serial killer gets copied

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it seems that whenever their is a serial killer arc or episode in a CSI/L&O type show, there will always be a copycat killer trying to get away with a little murder of their own, usually killing someone they wanted to anyway, and try to pass it off as just one more of the serial killers victims (i.e. serial killer kills women and poses them like a pinup, to man kills his wife for cheating on him or whatever and poses her like a pinup so he is never a suspect)

Examples:
  • in NCIS, the P 2 P killer kills navy people and dresses them as higher ranking officers, then plastic wraps them and ties their feet with a certain knot. a police chief kills an ex-navy cop who is going to out his corruption, then tries to cover it by dressing and wrapping him like the p2p killer.
  • please help add more, i dont remember specifics for many.
Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • August 18, 2011
    Koveras
    We have this under Jack The Ripoff.
  • August 18, 2011
    TrustBen
    In a Homicide Life On The Street two-parter, the squad was on the trail of a sniper terrorizing Baltimore. The first part ended with the suspect shooting himself in front of a game of hangman. In the second part, the sniper killings continue, carried out by a copycat.
  • August 18, 2011
    Bisected8
    In an early episode of CSI, Grissom is taken off a serial killer case because he insists a guy who tried to make his murder of his wife look like one of the killings wasn't their guy by an FBI agent who doesn't want to hear it. He tracks down the killer anyway, but the FBI takes all the credit.
  • August 18, 2011
    jaytee
    Yes, this is Jack The Ripoff.
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