‘CSI’ Examines The Death Of A Teen In ‘Love For Sale’


The team must track down the truth after a 16-year-old girl is killed and left on the side of the road, in the fifteenth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fourteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)

According to CSI Files sources, “Love for Sale” opens in the desert as a car drives along an isolated road. The driver pulls onto the shoulder, turns off the car, and leaves the headlights on as he gets out. He abandons the car, walking back the way he came and leaving 16-year-old Debbie Logan dead in the passenger seat. She has a head wound, but there is no blood or other disturbance to indicate she was killed in the car.

Detective Crawford looks through the victim’s purse, letting Nick know she lives in a nearby town and the car is registered to her parents. They didn’t even know she’d been out the night before, and they have no idea where she might have gone. She didn’t get in trouble, and she didn’t sneak out of the house to spend time with friends or boys. She doesn’t fit the profile of a runaway.

Evidence reveals that Debbie was sexually assaulted, and tissue under her fingernails indicates she fought off her attacker. They run the DNA through the system, but there’s no match. Luckily, Greg and Morgan find something useful when they process Debbie’s car: a fingerprint on the handle matches a set of fingerprints from an advertising flyer stuck under the windshield wiper. Ernesto Sanza uses the flyers as an excuse to look inside cars and try to steal from the owners. He admits to casing Debbie’s car, but he denies attacking her. The best he can do is give them the location of where he found the car.

Nick and Greg follow Ernesto’s directions to a building in the middle of nowhere. There’s no sign to indicate what sort of business might operate inside. They walk up to the security door and ring the bell. A man lets them in, assuming they have an appointment, and leads the pair of them down the hall. They pass through a curtain strung with blue tinsel, which matches a strand found in Debbie’s hair. She was definitely here. Beyond the curtain is a lavish parlor, and the man rings a bell so they can make a ‘selection’. The noise summons six beautiful women from elsewhere in the building, each wearing lingerie. Nick and Greg share a look when they realize where they are—Debbie was in a brothel before she died.

Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from early script drafts and the details of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.

“Love for Sale” is expected to air February 19 on CBS.

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