‘CSI’ Leaves The Country To Find The Truth In ‘De Los Muertos’


Doc Robbins heads to Mexico to look into the death of an 18-year-old girl, in the fourteenth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fourteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)

According to CSI Files sources, “De Los Muertos” opens with Doc Robbins at work, studying the latest victim brought into the morgue. DB brings him a note from the lab’s receptionist, letting him know he got a call from Gabriel Ortiz. The man is a local millionaire and philanthropist, and he makes generous donations to a charity Doc Robbins works with; over the years, they have become friends. Gabriel’s 18-year-old daughter, Ana, has been missing for eight days, and Doc Robbins has a bad feeling about why Gabriel was trying to get in touch with him.

The Ortiz household is in mourning, and Doc Robbins heads over to offer his condolences to the grieving father. To his surprise, Gabriel asks to have a private word with him, behaving professionally despite the situation. He explains that Ana was discovered in Arquero, Mexico three days ago, and the coroner in the border town ruled her death to be drug-related. He sent photos and a ten-card of fingerprints to prove Ana’s identity, but he refuses to release her body. Gabriel told him not to perform an autopsy—he believes the coroner is wrong about Ana doing drugs, and he doesn’t trust the man’s abilities. Gabriel wants Doc Robbins to fly down to Mexico himself and find out the truth. He has been to Arquero on business, but there was no reason for his daughter to be down there. Determined to give Gabriel some closure, Doc Robbins agrees to make the trip.

The coroner heads to Mexico with Nick, who will share information with the lab back home and act as his translator. Agent Javier Silva from the Mexican Federal Police meets them at the airport to escort them to their destination. It’s a dangerous area, with rival drug cartels warring with each other over trafficking. Even the police are on the cartels’ payroll. As they pull up to the Arquero morgue, Doc Robbins is disturbed to see the state of the place. The building is covered with graffiti, and when they step out of the car, the local coroner walks outside to dump a bucket of decomposing body fluids down a drain in the street. Dr Tadeo Blanco barely pays attention to the newcomers, but he knows as soon as they say they’re from Las Vegas that they’ve come about Ana Ortiz. He isn’t thrilled to see them, and he heads back inside as soon as he tells them to go away.

Meanwhile, Sara and Greg head to an unassuming house with a gruesome scene waiting inside. A man and woman have been found dead in the garage, their bodies stuck in concrete that seems to have burst out of the floor. The victims’ faces are partially covered by the stuff, but the CSIs can see enough to guess they are the couple who lives in the house, Brett and Claire Marsh. Brett repaired a sewer line and was going to fix the busted garage floor, and it looks like someone tried to bury the couple in the convenient hole and cover the bodies with concrete. Unfortunately, the killer grabbed a few bags of expanding mortar by accident. It looks the same, but its purpose is to break concrete. When it was mixed with the concrete, it eventually expanded and pushed the bodies out of the floor. To the team’s surprise, the real Brett Marsh shows up at the crime scene, shocked to see his wife and his brother dead in his garage.

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.

“De Los Muertos” is expected to air February 5 on CBS.

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