The Marina View Hotel was the location where the Ice Truck Killer staged a bloodbath by spilling the blood he had collected from several of his victims. It was in Room 103 of this hotel that Dexter suddenly had flashbacks of himself as a small child in the Shipping Yard, watching his mother, Laura Moser, being chainsawed to death. This caused Dexter to experience a panic attack and he collapsed into the blood. Unable to continue examining the crime scene, he ran out of the hotel. Dexter claimed to his coworkers that he had skipped breakfast and felt ill from low blood sugar. After he calmed down, Dexter sat outside the hotel room and instructed Vince to take "lots and lots of photos."