Blood-spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police, Homicide division
"The Bay Harbor Butcher" Active
Number of Victims
8 (in Season 2)
Large knife, Etorphine (M99), Garrotting wire. Occasionally a cordless drill, hammer and chainsaw, set of scalpels and other surgical equipment.
Dexter first sedates his victims with M99, wraps them up, ties them down and stabs them in the heart (specifically the left ventricle). He has been known to alter his method for certain victims, for example he kills Arthur Mitchell with the same hammer Mitchell used to kill one of his victims.
Method of Disposal
Bodies are subjected to post-mortem dismemberment. The severed pieces are then put in biodegradable bin liners and dumped in the Atlantic Ocean (specifically, the Bay Harbor.
Dexter (along with his brother Brian) witnessed the brutal murder of their mother in a cargo container at a very early age. After seeing Laura Moser chainsawed to pieces, they were then left in the cargo container for three days.
Following the events of Season One, Dexter has been living in a grieving process with the murder of his brother Brian Moser (in order to protect his sister Debra Morgan) and it has effected both his urge to kill and his concentration. In addition, he is being tailed by Homicide Sergeant James Doakes, whom after an encounter near the end of the previous season suspects that Dexter has some connection to the Ice Truck Killer and is willing to sacrifice his personal time to tail Dexter wherever he goes. This season opens up with Dexter's struggles...and then a new, dangerous challenge when a local scuba diving team discovers his underwater grotto of corpses, left in the trashbags he dumped filled with his victim's body parts. This begins what is known as the Bay Harbor Butcher Investigation.